Minerva’s Managed SOC and Co-Managed SOC are outsourced services designed to help organisations of all sizes improve their ability to detect and respond to threats at a fraction of the price of building a SOC in-house.
Our CREST accredited, Cape Town-based SOC consists of security analysts, engineers, threat researchers and incident responders who work as a virtual extension of our customers’ in-house teams, managing and monitoring the latest detection technologies to hunt for and eliminate threats in their infancy, 24/7/365.
What is a SOC?
A Security Operations Centre (SOC) is a facility that houses a dedicated team responsible for maintaining and improving an organisation’s cyber security. A SOC or CSOC is equipped with a range of security technologies which are used by the personnel that work within them to help prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats.
Developing a SOC capability should be a priority for any organisation seeking to elevate its cyber maturity. As threats evolve to bypass traditional signature-based defences, organisations must improve their ability to prevent, detect and respond to them. A Cyber Security Operations Centre provides the capability organisations need, 24/7.
SOC personnel typically include:
- A SOC Manager
- Security Analysts
- Security Engineers
- Incident Responders
The challenges of operating an in-house SOC
One of the main challenges businesses face when seeking to make improvements to cyber security is overcoming the vast expense associated with building and maintaining an in-house CSOC operation.
Implementing the latest technologies and monitoring them 24/7 is costly, compounded by the fact that the qualified security experts needed to carry out day-to-day operations are in short supply and therefore expensive to recruit and retain.
Why consider a Managed SOC service?
To reduce the strain on already stretched IT teams, many organisations are turning to managed SOC or co-managed SOC services to meet their security needs. Acting as a virtual extension of in-house resources, a managed CSOC relieves organisations of the responsibility of managing security day-to-day.
Key functions a Managed SOC undertakes includes:
• Technology deployment and management
• Incident prevention
• Security event monitoring
• Alert analysis and investigation
• Threat intelligence management
A SOC should use a number of different technologies to help identify threats across an organisation’s complete IT environment. SOC tools should monitor network traffic, event logs and endpoint activity. Security experts can then collate and analyse this information and use it to identify threats and shut them down before they cause damage and disruption.
Why choose Minerva’s CREST-accredited CSOC to protect your business?
When you outsource your SOC requirements to Minerva, you gain ongoing personalised support and advice through our world-class security operations centre. This includes:
Fully certified experts
Cutting-edge detection technology
Advanced security analytics
Swift incident response
A flexible range of SOC services
- Managed Detection and Response
- Managed SIEM
- Managed IDS
- Managed EDR
- Managed Vulnerability Scanning
- Managed Behavioural Monitoring