SOC

October 23, 2020

SECURITY

“Are we affected?” – A simple question, but quite hard to answer

Who doesn’t remember the simple questions you had as a kid, or you now get as an adult from your children: “Why is the banana crooked?” “Why is the sky blue” “Why do people get sick?” That last question is especially relevant today with the current situation – we deal daily with the question “Am […]

July 17, 2020

SECURITY

RSA Conference® 2020 Security Operations Center Findings Report

Find out about all the fishy (and sometimes tawdry) activity the RSAC SOC team witnessed while monitoring the Moscone Center’s public wireless network in our new report.

March 3, 2020

SECURITY

Security Reimagined

We must challenge the conventional wisdom of security: every new threat vector requires a new solution. That you must keep adding new tools, new methodologies — and more people — to protect users, devices, apps, and networks.

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 […]