Security operations centers (SOCs) today are inundated with the myriad threats as attack surface expand due to remote work and the move to the cloud. The task of finding, sorting, and combating them all (with limited resources) can be daunting. That’s why many look to technology to help them bear the increasing cybersecurity load. A security operations platform underpins the detection-investigation-response cycle, enabling enterprises to leverage their existing security tool investments—including SIEMs, EDRs, and clouds—to improve visibility, reduce complexity, and better manage risk.
However, not all solutions for security operations are equally useful. In this post, we’ll narrow down the field by suggesting a few key characteristics to look for in an effective security operations platform.
Key Capabilities of Security Operations Platforms Visibility
You can’t protect what you can’t see. According to research by Ponemon Institute, 69 percent of security leaders say they have less than 50 percent visibility into their ecosystem. That means they can only secure half their enterprise, leaving the other half vulnerable to sophisticated malware threats, ransomware attacks, and general cybercrime.
Providing full, enterprise-wide visibility should be the first requirement of a security operations platform, before even automation. You can’t automate what you can’t see, either, so find a solution that leaves no blind spots, whether your environment is on-premises, a mobile endpoint, or in the cloud.
If you’re using multiple tools, automation can help you make sense of all the disparate data coming through. It organizes and aggregates, so you don’t have to, saving