Many hackers are in very different time zones than us so when we are sleeping, they are awake and working away trying to break into systems.  A SOC is a team of people that keep eyes on things 24x7 so when Ransomware try’s to encrypt your data at 2am in the morning, there are people monitoring it and can stop it before too much, if any, damage is done.  I have rolled this out to everyone of our workstations, servers and my home workstation.  Give a lot of “piece of mind” knowing someone is watching it while we are asleep.

Online threats are abundant on the internet today.  Ransomware alone is expected to generate $1billion dollars in revenue for cybercriminals, and by 2022 the global cost of Ransomware will be $20 billion dollars.  With this amount of money, the Malware and Ransomware space has moved on from the dark corners of the internet and made itself a mainstream business.

Countries with lackluster cyber laws lack the resources to investigate cyber-criminal organizations, and they are often left alone by authorities where they are most prevalent because they help generate jobs and revenue in the local populace.  This in effect has made the sale and development of hacking tools such as crypto-lockers and remote access tools a big business, with some companies boasting support phone numbers and online assistance to cyber criminals trying to deploy these tools.

Because the rapid advancement in these tools has outpaced what any lone cyber security companies can develop counter measures for, it’s become an ever-increasing necessity to employ Security Operations Center (SOC) to help track and manage online threats.

The SOC helps create a complete view of the business’ threat landscape, including various endpoints, servers, and software on premises, as well as third-party services and traffic flowing between these assets.  The SOC has a complete understanding of all cybersecurity tools on hand and all workflows in use within the SOC.  This increases responsiveness and allows the SOC to efficiently secure your network.

The SOC’s top responsibilities in helping manage complete network security include; Threat Response, Alert Tanking and Management, Continuous Proactive Monitoring, and Preventative Maintenance.  These measures and other proactive measures complete a network security umbrella that shields your business from online threats.  If you want to learn about how Natural Networks SOC provides robust network security, reach out to us today!