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Features You Need to Look Out For in a Cyber Security Operations Center

In a modern world that predominantly operates on digital infrastructure, cybersecurity is becoming a vital concern. With the complexity and innovation of cyber attacks rapidly evolving, it is necessary for advanced digital security countermeasures to be implemented, ensuring the integrity of your business infrastructure is maintained.


The ultimate solution for any business or organization is the Cyber Security Operations Center.



What is a Cyber Security Operations Center?


A Cyber Security Operations Center (Cyber SOC) is a centralized system that acts as a digital hub for security operations in a company’s network. SOCs constantly monitor your organization’s digital networks to detect and prevent cyber attacks that could threaten the integrity of your networks and business operations.


These are complex systems that usually require experienced professionals to run optimally but, once they are in place, provide your business with a robust digital security solution that will protect you against even the most sophisticated cyber threats.



What crucial capabilities does your Cyber SOC require?


Detection


Detection is undeniably the most important factor of a SOC. Without detection, there is no prevention. When partnering with a SOC firm, it is crucial that their tools are up to date, and regularly updated, to locate and isolate that latest cyber attacks threatening your business.



Reducing Noise


There is no use in integrating a Cyber SOC in your business if its security protocols are constantly hampering your business operations. It is important that the Cyber SOC you integrate into your business has sophisticated mechanisms in place to minimize the invasiveness and frequency of false-positive alerts, this being alerts that identify non-hostile actions and programs as a threat when they are really not.



Customization


Every business has a different nature and therefore distinct security requirements. When implementing a Cyber SOC, ensure that you are provided with a customized system tailored to your business’ specific needs. There is no one size fits all, and your SOC needs a very particular set of pre-built queries determined by experienced IT and security specialists.



Patterns


In a rapidly transforming digital world, cyber criminals are becoming increasingly agile and innovative in countering digital security measures. Effective SOCs feature advanced AI systems that can recognize suspicious activities and uncover new threats. Additionally, they need to identify and remember these patterns to eliminate these threats more swiftly in future incidents. To beat evolving cyber threats, you need an evolving SOC.



Machine Learning Technology


Ensure that your Cyber SOC streamlines your security efforts and doesn’t hinder them. Machine learning software will rapidly detect the differences between internal operations and potential threats. With the right machine learning capabilities in place, your SOC can operate with minimal human intervention, allowing the operating team to shift their focus to more crucial responsibilities.



Analysis


For your Cyber SOC to run optimally, it will require tweaks and nudges in the right direction. This is why it is essential that it provides your SOC team with robust analysis reports on potential threats and attacks so that the network security systems can be tailored to address your organization's most pressing security needs.



Introducing the BUI Cyber SOC, the first of its kind in Africa


The BUI Cyber Security Operations Center (SoC), is the most advanced Cyber SOC, and the first of its kind, on African soil. The BUI Cyber SoC is built to fully address the above-mentioned factors and offers dedicated skills focusing on real-time analysis of security IT information. Our consultants are specialized in the management of your IT security environment, backed up by our BUI Cyber Security SoC using cloud-based SIEM technology, and providing senior-level cybersecurity resources on world-class architecture.


Our teams are dedicated to the management of the BUI Cyber SOC by providing skilled cybersecurity resources to manage our highly advanced infrastructure, supported and protected by globally available Microsoft Security Technology in your region. At BUI, we use digital technology in new and powerful ways to create customized IT solutions that enable performance and productivity in a rapidly evolving world.



If you would like to learn more about how BUI Cyber SOC can significantly enhance the security capabilities of your organization, please contact Jolene Strydom on jolenes@firsttechnology.co.za or 021 525 7000. Alternatively, please visit our website and get in touch.

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