In today’s digital world, organisations of all sizes in Ireland are facing an unprecedented level of cyber threats. These threats are constantly evolving, and attackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated. As a result, it is more important than ever for organisations to have a round-the-clock security monitoring and response in place. Furthermore, the pressure for cyber security compliance to standards like ISO27001, Cyber Essentials and NIS2/DORA, PCI DSS, and Cyber Insurance prequalification, has meant 24/7 monitoring is now a necessity. 

What is a Managed SOC / SOCaaS?

A Managed SOC, also known as SOC as a Service, is a subscription-based offering whereby organizations outsource threat detection and incident response. Based on the concept of turning an internal security operations center (SOC) into an external cloud-based service, a managed SOC offers IT organizations external cybersecurity experts that monitor your logs, devices, cloud environments, and network for known and evolving advanced threats (Source: AT&T).

A managed SOC can help organisations to:

  • Identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Detect and respond to cyber attacks in real-time
  • Minimise the damage caused by cyber attacks
  • Comply with international standards, industry regulations, and cyber insurance security standards

When it makes sense to leverage a SOCaaS?

  1. If your IT and InfoSec team is small or lacks the expertise to handle 24/7 cybersecurity monitoring and response, SOCaaS can provide you with the expertise and resources you need.
  2. If you do not  have the space or infrastructure to house your own SOC, SOCaaS is a convenient and cost-effective alternative.
  3. If you have not invested in the necessary security tools and infrastructure to create an on-premises SOC, SOCaaS can help you get started without a large upfront investment.
  4. If your cybersecurity maturity is low, SOCaaS can provide you with a quick and effective way to improve your security posture.
  5. If your security needs fluctuate depending on business cycles or other factors, SOCaaS can be a flexible and scalable solution.

We also offer a variety of proactive add-on security SOC services, such as threat hunting, dark web monitoring and vulnerability assessments. These services can help organisations to identify and address security risks before attackers can exploit them.

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EXTENSIVE THREAT VISIBILITY

Without awareness of activity inside your organisation’s network, it can be impossible to know if systems and data are in danger of being compromised. CommSec MDR provides extensive threat visibility across on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments, 24/7.


CONTINUAL DETECTION OF ATTACKS

With the threat landscape constantly evolving, it’s important to ensure that detection capabilities keep pace. CommSec MDR leverages the latest security tools and threat intelligence to ensure your organisation is prepared to respond to current and emerging cyber threats.


EASES THE PRESSURE ON IN-HOUSE TEAMS

CommSec’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) experts manage and monitor all the security technologies included as part of MDR. By investigating and triaging all the alerts they generate, our analysts ensure that your in-house team is not burdened with the responsibility of around-the-clock threat detection.


ACCELERATES INCIDENT RESPONSE

A swift response to cyber incidents demands a high level of situational awareness. CommSec MDR ensures that members of your security team are not weighed down by irrelevant alerts and that when genuine incidents occur, they receive the actionable mitigation guidance and automated response actions needed to respond effectively.


REDUCES TIME TO MATURITY

By operating as an extension of your organisation, CommSec MDR enables you to elevate security capabilities to the enterprise level quickly. The service helps to make processes more efficient, ensuring that important security events don’t get missed, and your team is free to focus on other priorities.


FACILITATES COMPLIANCE

A proactive approach to threat detection is now required to achieve compliance with the latest regulations and standards. With CommSec MDR, you can quickly elevate your organisation’s cyber security capabilities to a level needed to help meet the requirements of the GDPR, NIS Directive, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and more.

MSOC+ Cyber Security Packages

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SIEM Event Correlation & Event Logging

SOC Team Analyst Support

24/7 Alerting

24/7 Incident & Threat Containment

Network Intrusion Detection (HIDS/ NIDS)

Compliance Reporting

24/7 Monitoring

Active Threat Hunting & Advanced Persistent Threat Hunting (APT)

Cloud Security

Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR)

Dark Web Monitoring / DRP

CheckScan+ Vulnerability Scanning

Vulnerability Scanning

Authentication management

Digital Forensics & Incident Response

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FAQs

  1. What is SOC-as-a-Service (SOCaaS)? SOC-as-a-Service is a security model wherein a third-party vendor operates and maintains a fully-managed SOC on a subscription basis via the cloud. SOCaaS provides all of the security functions performed by a traditional, in-house SOC, including: network monitoring; log management; threat detection and intelligence; incident investigation and response; reporting; and risk and compliance 1.

  2. What are the benefits of SOCaaS? SOCaaS offers many important benefits to organizations as compared to a traditional on-premises SOC. These include faster detection and remediation, lower risk for a breach, and reduced costs 1.

  3. How does SOCaaS fit within the security stack? SOCaaS is an example of a managed service. While SOCaaS can be delivered by a third-party vendor as a stand-alone service, it is often part of a broader security package and should be integrated with other security tools and services within the organization’s security architecture 1.

  4. Is SOCaaS the same as MDR? There is some overlap in terms of capabilities between SOCaaS and managed detection and response (MDR). Both are cybersecurity services that combine technology and human expertise to perform threat hunting, monitoring, and response. However, SOCaaS, by definition, is an outsourced service, which is not always the case with MDR. SOCaaS also provides a greater range of services and offers stronger, more comprehensive protection as compared to an MDR tool 1.

  5. What is a SOC? A security operations center (SOC) serves as an intelligence hub for the company, gathering data in real time from across the organization’s networks, servers, endpoints and other digital assets and using intelligent automation to identify, prioritize and respond to potential cybersecurity threats 1.

 

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