Business cyber security protection has never been more important. With cybercrimes being reported to the Australian Cyber Security Centre once every 8 minutes, it’s become an absolute requirement for businesses to act now, not later.

As a business owner, you may have come across the Managed Security term “S.O.C.” – but what is it actually? Does your organisation really need it?

As trusted cyber security experts, we’re here to help clear up some of the confusion.

What is a SOC?

No, we’re not talking about a ‘sock’ that you wear on your feet.

A SOC, or a ‘Security Operations Centre’, is a facility that monitors, analyses, and responds to any potential cyber threats within your business. From your systems to servers, to websites, a SOC’s role is to carefully look after it all.

Security Operations Centre’s are made up of a team of trained cyber security specialists, such as forensic analytics, engineers, and more. Their job is to implement the right tools and strategies to protect your business’s information and search for any suspicious activity that may pop up. If a cyber incident were to occur, the team is readily available to fight for and defend your information.

Do I Need a SOC?

Many businesses rely on SOCs to detect cyber threats…and rightly so considering 43% of cyber-attacks target small to medium businesses! Unfortunately, these attacks are showing no sign of slowing down.

So, do you really need a SOC? Yes! If you want to protect your business, clients, data, and reputation, you really do need to implement a Security Operation Centre. You’ve worked hard to build and grow your business – it’s time you protected it.

The benefits include:

  • Ongoing monitoring and security
  • Quick and effective responses
  • Access to experienced cyber security specialists
  • As cyber security threats evolve, so do protective tools and strategies
  • Maintaining regulatory compliance
  • Reduced costs
  • Improved client trust and business reputation
  • Aligning your business with cyber security best practices
  • And more

How do you get started with a Security Operation Centre?

To implement SOC services and solutions, your business needs to partner with a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), which has its own SOC team.

Power of a Partnership

We’ve all heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one”. When it comes to partnering with a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), this rings especially true!

Partnering with a MSSP, compared to a MSP, gives you a lot more support and protection. Living in an uncertain world with evolving cyber threats, it goes without saying that your business needs this additional protection.

The team at Lucid have 30+ years of cyber security experience, we’re able to recommend and implement the most effective security solutions for your business. If you’re looking to grow your business, you must first protect it! Talk to us today about our Managed Cyber Security Services.