SOC

August 27, 2019

SECURITY

Black Hat USA 2019 Network Operations Center

Cisco Security is honored to be a supporting partner for the Black Hat USA 2019 Network Operations Center (NOC) for the third year.

February 12, 2019

SECURITY

So You Want To Build A SOC: Security Intelligence and Technical Considerations (Part 2)

As security consultants, we go into an extraordinary array of organisations’ security environments, all with very differing levels of maturity. Our clients consistently state a common desire:   "We need a...

February 5, 2019

SECURITY

So You Want to Build a SOC: Foundations for Your Security Operations Team (Part 1)

As security consultants, we go into an extraordinary array of organisations with very differing levels of maturity and one thing keeps on coming up: "we need a SOC". Whilst this...

July 27, 2017

SECURITY

Black Hat USA 2017: Cisco Umbrella Joins the NOC

Cisco Cloud Based Security in the SOC Black Hat USA marked its 20th anniversary this year. The members of the NOC management showed me photos of the original NOC: a single router in a closet. The NOC has grown with the conference; into a well-managed team of experts from around the globe, from various vendors […]

February 20, 2017

SECURITY

A Comparison of SOC Models for Today’s Need of Monitoring & Detecting the Latest Cyber Threats

At Cisco, we are often asked to take a vendor agnostic approach when developing a Security Operations Center (SOC) strategy, and as such, we must consider the importance of distinguishing between the various types of SOC models in today’s demanding security needs. However, before explaining the various models that exist for today’s need of monitoring […]

November 7, 2016

SECURITY

Is Your Race to SOC Headed for an Epic Crash?

Before You Take Off, Get Up To Speed on These Six Precursors to Incident Response It seems most advice on setting up a Security Operations Center (SOC), or creating a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), focuses on people, technology or processes. Unfortunately, such advice may also include doing so at full speed, from the […]

July 25, 2016

SECURITY

Cognitive Bias in Incident Response

This blog is a co-authored by Jeff Bollinger & Gavin Reid Are You Too Confident in Your Incident Response? When Charles Darwin stated “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge,” civilization’s evolution from Industrial Age to Information Age was nearly a century away. Yet, when it comes to many aspects of IT, he nailed […]