Designing and Building Security Operations Center
By David Nathans
Publisher: Elsevier / Syngress
Final Release Date: November 2014
Pages: 276

Do you know what weapons are used to protect against cyber warfare and what tools to use to minimize their impact? How can you gather intelligence that will allow you to configure your system to ward off attacks? Online security and privacy issues are becoming more and more significant every day, with many instances of companies and governments mishandling (or deliberately misusing) personal and financial data.

Organizations need to be committed to defending their own assets and their customers’ information. Designing and Building a Security Operations Center will show you how to develop the organization, infrastructure, and capabilities to protect your company and your customers effectively, efficiently, and discreetly.

Written by a subject expert who has consulted on SOC implementation in both the public and private sector, Designing and Building a Security Operations Center is the go-to blueprint for cyber-defense.



  • Explains how to develop and build a Security Operations Center
  • Shows how to gather invaluable intelligence to protect your organization
  • Helps you evaluate the pros and cons behind each decision during the SOC-building process
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Are You Concerned About the Security of

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    You should be, which is why you should buy "Designing and Building a Security Operations Center". What is an operations center? Think of NASA, such as in a movie or real life for that matter. So what about an SOC? A Security Operations deals more with security than other operations of a business. You will have specialists, such as people who deal with communications, telephony, and web services. But they will be a team, with a manager and they will work together, rather than as just one person. Although I think there may be instances in a very small business, such as a web-based business where there is only one employee, who also is the owner, and whatever else is needed. Many hats, one person. But as that person expands in business, they will possibly have an SOC. If they don't, I seriously think they definitely should. Because when you have a business and sell anything online, or even a physical, brick and mortar store, you still need security. You have to protect your clients' information.
    There have been an awful lot of stories in the news whose credit/debit card transactions were compromised, and at least one even had the money rerouted to somewhere else. (Of course, I could have misunderstood this story.) It went on for quite a while. I would think they would have caught this long before they did. Where was the SOC then? Did they even have one? Shame on them if they didn't. I personally have no idea if they did or did not have an SOC.
    If you follow the directions in this book, then you have no excuse for not having an SOC. In this book, there are three appendixes. Each one serves a purpose. In Appendix A, you will see common types of attacks, also entry points and threat vectors. Appendix B deals with security devices, while Appendix C deals with the types of functions and services you can utilize in an SOC. Copied and pasted from Appendix C:
    Each service can be provided in one or more of five categories:
    • Network
    • Host
    • Application
    • Data
    • Intelligence
    As you can see from the above list, this book is comprehensive in dealing with an SOC. I recommend this book to anyone who is concerned with security and would to tighten up their security measures.

     
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    A must have

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      I've readed the 2/3 of the book, more or less, and is a valid resource for the treated topic.

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