The Security Operation Center (SOC) is a centralized function within an organization that employs people, processes, and technology to continuously monitor and enhance the organization’s security posture while preventing, detecting, analyzing, and reacting to cyber security incidents.
A security operations Center (SOC) serves as a hub or central command post, collecting telemetry from an organization’s IT infrastructure and adding networks, devices, appliances, and data stores wherever possible. The proliferation of advanced threats necessitates gathering context from a variety of sources. Essentially, the SOC serves as the point of contact for all events logged and monitored within the organization. Therefore, the SOC must choose how to manage and deal with these events.