How to start a SOC for free

Starting a Security Operations Center (SOC) operation is never easy. Establishing a SOC involves a large investment of both money, technology  and people skills. The most highest investment will be on security tools.

As we all know, security consists of a Layered Approach (People, Processes, and Technology). We are going to discuss only on Technology aspect. This domain includes below aspects,

  • Cyber threat intelligence databases and feeds
  • Governance, risk, and compliance systems (GRC)
  • Intrusion detection systems (IDS)
  • Intrusion prevention systems (IPS)
  • Penetration testing tools
  • Vulnerability scanners

In the market, there are sophisticated tools and technologies. But most of the organizations can not afford such. So, the option left is Open source and Shareware. So, will look at the open source solutions that will trigger as a starting point.

Hope to see a successful SOC operation…If you are looking to validate the security skills of your team you can use the OpenSOC

Author: Chathura Ariyadasa

A highly talented IT professional with extensive experience and capabilities in performing a variety of IT Security, Computer Networking and IT Help Desk duties and responsibilities in the IT Department.