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For Security & Risk Professionals

Building A World-Class Security Operations Function

March 19, 2008

Authors

  • By Paul Stamp
  • with Khalid Kark,
  • Allison Viglianti

Why Read This Report

To protect their vital information assets better and be more responsive to business requirements, companies have shifted security programs to gain better visibility into what happens in their environments. As a result, security teams have to gather data from an increasing number of sources and must provide more comprehensive analysis and response for the issues they encounter. This means that many organizations are formalizing their approach to security operations and creating security operations centers (SOC). To ensure success in this arena, careful people management and process re-engineering take priority over technology and tools.

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Table of Contents

  • New Focus On Protecting Information Drives More Internal Monitoring
  • Organizational Structure Varies, But Functions Remain The Same
  • Staffing And Sourcing Are Central To SOC Success
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  • Make Process And Staffing Your Top Priority
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