security operations center

Are we leading by example?

It was a great week leading the RSA Conference Security Operations Center (SOC) Team consisting of RSA systems engineers, RSA Incident Response analysts and our partners at Cisco AMP Threat Grid. The Security Operations Center previously monitored the Black Hat conference network, but this was a first-time exhibit at RSA Conference. The team signed onto…

A View From the #RSAC SOC – Part 2

In today’s world, cameras are just about everywhere – in stores, on the streets, inside of cars, and many other locations.   Now, imagine you are a bank employee and your bank had no cameras – would you feel secure?   Probably not.   The reality is that many organizations have no “security cameras” on their networks to…

A View From the #RSAC SOC

First full day at RSA Conference 2017 started with an excellent keynote and the expected rush of mobile devices to the wireless network.  After a bit more than a day the Wi-Fi network is regularly pushing 500-700mpbs of traffic, which the RSA NetWitness® packet decoder is handling nicely.  The port scanning activity detected on the…

Launching the Security Operations Center (SOC) at RSA Conference

Welcome to RSA Conference 2017! The RSA Conference SOC team set up the Security Operations Center over the weekend. We were here along with scores of construction crews re building huge booth displays for some of the largest security companies in the world. It was a long weekend of building, lighting – and of course…

Learning to Fly.. But I Ain’t Got Wings..

Wanting to Fly.. And sometimes it feels like that when building your security incident detection, investigation and response capabilities. There are three aspects to building out your Security Operation Center (SOC) — People, Process and Technology.  The order of priority on where to invest and to focus efforts depends on you.  All three aspects — People,…

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…