SourcetekIT Explains SOC- Security Operations Center

May 26 · 2 min read

Technology has positively impacted business in a plethora of ways. But as organizations grow more reliant on technology, they become more vulnerable to cyber crime. With the effects being disastrous, it’s no wonder organizations of all sizes are seeking the assistance of a Security Operations Center (SOC).

What exactly is a SOC?

A Security Operations Center is a centralized team within an organization that is strictly responsible for the organization’s cyber security. This requires a number of roles that work together to monitor, react, and prevent cyber attacks. These roles may vary based on an organization’s infrastructure and investment.

As the only government certified SOC in Canada, SourcetekIT has developed a simplified yet innovative practice that drastically minimizes an organization’s risk of cyber breaches and maximizes their confidence in responding to such breaches. This practice targets both social and operational avenues within an organization to minimize internal and external vulnerabilities.

Why is Cyber Security Important?

Today’s hackers are more intelligent and relentless than ever. They are operating with sophisticated methods, 24/7, 365 days a year, and from all around the world. When they are successful, they have been known to destroy many aspects of a business, from brand identity and consumer relationships, to the entire existence. Though many organizations will experience a cyber breach at some point in their practice, having the knowledge and a plan to respond to such breaches can be the difference between system damage and data loss.

Virtual vs. Onsite SOCs

Monitoring, reacting, and preventing cyber attacks is a job that requires a group of skilled individuals, working around the clock. Unfortunately, this often means an in-house team is inadequate. Instead, businesses of all sizes are turning to virtual SOCs, such as SourcetekIT. With team members located throughout the world, SourcetekIT is able to supervise and react to breaches at any moment of any day. After all, cyber criminals are operating at all hours, so why shouldn’t your security team?

For more information on the differences between an in-house SOC vs. virtual SOC, click here.


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SourcetekIT’s SOC is the only Government certified SOC in Canada! We specialize in all things cybersecurity.