Part 4: Fundamentals of the Game – There is no intelligence without data

After having identified the set of fundamental skills needed to set up a successful SOC, highlighted the importance of the alignment between SOC and business goals, and  understood how people, processes, and technology must work together for a SOC to be successful, we now investigate the next SOC fundamental skill: focus on data through visibility…

Part 3: Fundamentals of the Game – People, Process and Technology Alignment

The first post in the Fundamentals of the Game series listed a set of skills that characterize successful SOCs, just like the excellence in offensive and defensive fundamental skills characterizes the greatest players in basketball or any other sport. The second article provided details on one of these fundamental skills (established alignment between SOC and business…

Part 2: Fundamentals of the Game – Where Business and Security Goals Meet

In the previous article of this series, a sports analogy helped me in highlighting what I consider to be the fundamental skills needed to build an effective Security Operations program. I now want to go through each one of the fundamentals in more detail, providing real-world examples of how Security Operations Centers in global organizations…

Fundamentals of the Game

If you love the game of basketball, like I do, you have surely been involved more than once in a fired debate on who is the greatest player who ever set foot on a hardwood floor. This kind of debate is more than probably useless and surely impossible to solve (at least in a peaceful…