Today’s cyber criminals are clever, sophisticated, organized and typically determined to profit from the theft of sensitive data–by selling it on the dark web or by extorting organizations with ransomware and distributed denial-of-service bombardments.

Meanwhile, the security professionals who have the cybersecurity skills to perform threat hunting and forensics analysis are in high demand but low supply. It’s the perfect storm to stress small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): A harrowing cyber threat landscape paired with a shortage of the necessary experts to protect these businesses from criminal hackers.

Cue SOC-as-a-Service

Implementing a security operations center (SOC) provides an ideal approach to protecting organizational resources from cyberattacks. However, SMEs until recently have lacked the means to deploy the requisite people, processes and technologies for a fully functional SOC.

Even SMEs that incur the cost of owning a security information and event management (SIEM) solution struggle to aggregate and correlate thousands of daily security alerts. Furthermore, hackers can strike at any time of the day. Adequate threat detection and response requires 24/7 staffing of security engineers capable of investigating, triaging and responding to indicators of compromise in real time. It’s a tall order given the global infosec talent gap.

SOC-as-a-service, or SOCaaS, provides the following benefits:

  • Access to a team of security experts
  • Centralized visibility with actionable outcomes
  • Never deal with annoying false alarms
  • A simplified and predictable pricing model

Great Lakes Computer is offering SOCaaS

Great Lakes Computer provides expertise in remediation and repair of infected IT. Arctic Wolf provides single pane of glass visibility into your security solutions—and the dedicated security engineers to stand guard, day and night. Together, we’ll help keep your data safe.

*This blog was originally published on Arctic Wolf.

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