How do you know that a hacker isn’t tracking your keystrokes? When a keystroke-logging tool is installed on a shared computer, it can capture the passwords of every user who logs in. And now there’s a hack called Motion Leaks that uses your Smartwatch to track the keys you type remotely. How do you know someone isn’t watching? By using SOC-as-a-Service.

The frequency of today’s cyberattacks and data breaches requires that you bolster your defenses. And, many businesses are recognizing the need for a security operations center (SOC) that combines the right people, processes and technology to help them effectively identify and respond to growing threats.

But for small and mid-sized networks a SOC isn’t feasible due to its expense. Thankfully you can sign up for SOC-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) that scans all your network traffic using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The information is sent to IT professionals who review the results. SOC-as-a-Service is very appealing to midsize and smaller enterprises because they lack 24/7 operations to respond when threats are detected outside of business hours.

What Is SOC-as-a-Service?

A Security Operations Center-as-a-Service solution addresses all network security concerns. It offers a single pane of glass that can provide security to SaaS, cloud, and on-premise IT solutions, to protect your confidential data.

SOC-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) is on the rise across industries and among businesses of all sizes. Companies can’t assume the risk of cyber attacks. They’ve realized that they need a security solution that fills the gap that was just using antivirus or firewalls leave. It monitors credential use, user activity and APIs (Application Program Interfaces).

How Does SOC-as-a-Service Work?

SOC-as-a-Service resides behind your modem. It delivers 24/7 threat monitoring, advanced analytics, threat intelligence, and human expertise in a combined incident investigation and response.

SOC-as-a-Service provides cybersecurity monitoring for all your critical devices. It uses advanced analytics and correlation to detect threats and generate automated notifications 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Then real-life security analysts review your security data every day for human oversight and compliance.

Our IT security experts validate potential incidents, assemble the appropriate context, investigate as much as is feasible about the scope and severity gave the information and tools available, provide actionable advice and context about the threat, and can remotely stop the attack.

Knowing about all of your critical devices, what they do, and how they’re configured is essential for accurate correlation and analysis. We use this information to track configuration changes automatically.

You’ll be alerted of validated security events with incident triage performed by IT professionals. We look for specific tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) that indicate a threat is active in your IT environment. You’ll have direct communication with our analysts.

Here’s a scenario for you: One of your employee’s logs in from Russia. But, wait… you don’t have any workers in Russia! We know this because we have information on all of your devices, where they are, and where the traffic is going. Plus, we can detect if a user is logging in from two different devices in different locations. These behaviors provide the intelligence needed to identify potential threats. In the Russia scenario, it could be that a criminal is using one of your employee’s passwords. We can also tell if someone changes the configuration of your firewall without your authorization.

Antivirus And Firewalls Aren’t Enough Anymore

Antivirus and firewalls no longer provide adequate protection. Attackers can bypass these controls and “hang out” in your networks for weeks, sometimes months, before they’re caught—if they get caught. No company is safe.

Point products like firewalls play an essential role in protecting your company’s IT assets. But gaps remain, making it difficult to detect and stop attacks as they move through your network.

Why aren’t they enough?

  • They don’t provide comprehensive visibility. You need a 360-degree view across your network and the security tools to understand what’s happening on it.
  • They don’t correlate what’s happening. You must understand how the alerts generated by a single point product relate to those by another so you can get to the root of the problem.
  • They don’t indicate what needs to be fixed or prevented from happening again.

What About Our SIEM?

Not even a Security Incident and Event Monitoring is enough. A SIEM solution can generate thousands of alerts each day, but many are false positives. To efficiently process the output, security engineers must make sense of a SIEM’s output to fine-tune the correlation rules and determine which alerts require further investigation or immediate attention. Manual or automated workflows must be in place to act on the output accordingly.

SOC-as-a-Service does all these things.

WN Definitive Guide to SOCaaS

SOCaaS Is The Only Solution To Ensure Comprehensive IT Security

SOCaaS uses sensors in specific network segments of your IT environment to inspect network traffic and collect network flows and log records from multiple devices, laptops, and servers on those networks. The sensors immediately start gathering system and network activity and send it to our cloud-based SOC, where it’s analyzed by our professionals in real time. No other IT security solution can do all of this.

Want to learn more about SOCaaS? Contact the IT security experts at Infiniwiz in Rolling Meadows, IL. We’ll be happy to visit your office in Chicagoland to ensure no one is spying on your network and that your entire IT environment is protected.

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