Security Operations Centre (SOC)
No matter the size of your company, the risk of cyber threats is something that you should take seriously.
As well as putting your data at risk, a security breach can lead to loss of earnings, reputation damage and significant downtime, all of which can be devastating to a small business.
It’s best to prepare for this eventuality before it happens instead of hoping that your organisation never comes under attack, or only dealing with the problem once it arises. Adequate prevention is the best way to minimise threats to your IT infrastructure.
What is a SOC?
A Security Operations Centre (SOC) monitors your organisation’s IT environment to detect malicious activity and ensure the safety of your data and digital assets.
This is particularly important if you run an online service for the public, share large quantities of sensitive data across several locations and organisations, or have identified an area of vulnerability within your existing security systems.
While larger organisations with strict security requirements may have an in-house SOC, smaller businesses may not immediately recognise the need. However, the present-day security landscape requires organisations of all sizes to take additional measures beyond the traditional basics to protect and monitor their IT infrastructures.
The key aims of a SOC service are to:
- Identify and respond to security threats
- Minimise disruption and reduce the impact of a breach
- Keep the organisation’s data secure across a range of networks
- Collect information about user behaviour to inform future security protocols
Our SOC service
Conosco’s outsourced SOC service was designed to assist clients in meeting the baseline requirements of standards such as Cyber Essentials, as well as following industry best practice for securing their infrastructures.
This business-led approach to cybersecurity helps our clients to keep their data safe, leading to less downtime and greater IT efficiency across the organisation.
Our SOC service provides a range of technical cybersecurity services and solutions, including:
- Managed Detection and Response (MDR)
- SIEM monitoring of infrastructure and cloud services
- Vulnerability assessment and management
- Security audits and health checks
- Regular updates, intelligence sharing and reporting
- Advice for prevention, containment and resolution of risks
- Compliance support, such as FCA regulations, GDPR, PCI DSS and ISO 27001
- Cyber Essentials Service
- Staff security awareness training and phishing simulations
Why choose an outsourced SOC?
In order to provide the best security, a SOC should be continuously monitoring your environment, allowing for faster detection and containment of attacks. However, many smaller businesses lack the budget, staffing resources and infrastructure, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks.
By partnering with Conosco, your organisation will be able to call upon certified Security Analysts from both InfoSecurity and CyberSecurity without hiring expensive internal specialists on a full-time basis.
Outsourcing to us means that your data will be taken care of by security professionals with the expertise required to provide a rapid, effective threat response. We are Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001 certified, so you can be sure that you’re in safe hands. Our SOC team is on hand to guide you through an incident, as well as assisting with your overall security strategy and ensuring good cyber hygiene for your business.
Let us support your security
Conosco’s experts help customers to meet their cybersecurity goals by aligning with business objectives and IT strategy for a holistic approach.
We provide consultancy, training and auditing, helping you to create a robust security infrastructure that you can rely on, and our status as Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001 certified professionals means that you can rely on us for all of your cybersecurity needs.