How to Reduce Noise and Fix Alert Fatigue in Security Operations [With Examples]

Have you ever noticed trees that are marked with spray paint? Now, I’m no tree spray paint marking expert, but it’s my understanding that different colors or symbols can signify different things, such as trees that need to be removed, are damaged but may survive, need to be treated, or are a danger to public utilities.


CrowdStrike and Siemplify: SOARing with the Falcon is Now Easier Than Ever

Combining security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a no-brainer. CrowdStrike has been the greatest evangelist of the 1-10-60 security benchmark (that’s one minute to detect a breach, 10 minutes to triage it, and 60 minutes to contain it), and with most companies falling considerably short of this benchmark, automation and orchestration can bring you that much closer.


Sitdown with a SOC Star: 13 Questions With Axel Schulz of the University of Toronto

Today we are joined by Axel Schulz, who, like a few others who have graced the “Sitdown With a SOC Star” series space, did not enter the security operations field in a traditional way. And he wants to scream that fact from the rooftops, as it just may encourage others to not overthink their previous experience and eventually help close the incontrovertible talent deficit facing the industry. He’s also fanatic about threat detection & response, playbooks and bicycling.


SANS 2021 Report: Top Skills Analysts Need to Master

Organizations are steadily investing in and improving their security operations, leading to an unprecedented demand for security-related roles and skills. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is expected that information security analyst jobs will increase 31% from 2019 to 2029. With this, analysts are expected to be masters of the craft, or "all-around defenders." In this report, you will learn: Learn the skills security analysts need to master to make them successful by downloading the report.

6 Sessions That Wowed SecOps Pros at SOCstock 2021

SOCstock 2021 is now in the rearview mirror, but thanks to the magic of recording technology, you can still relive it in the present. The day was filled with thought provoking and trailblazing content, delivered by security operations professionals for security operations professionals, across enterprises and MSSPs.


Current Events Have You Worried? Our Program Development Services Can Help.

Sometimes the hardest part of any project is getting started. But when it comes to strengthening your security operations program, the escalation of cyberattacks over the last few months have shown us there’s no time to waste. You need to make sure you’re leveraging threat intelligence throughout your security operations to understand your adversaries, strengthen defenses, and accelerate detection and response.


Sitdown with a SOC Star: 11 Questions With Reid Gilman of Watch City Cybersecurity

Our latest edition of “Sitdown With a SOC Star” brings us Reid Gilman, a longtime security operations practitioner (11+ years at MITRE as a lead cyber engineer and 2+ years at Boston Children’s Hospital as a security engineer and architect) who recently launched his own venture. Reid has a passion for helping organizations build maturity, but as you’ll find out, most businesses need to make sure they are sorting the fundamentals first. Please enjoy 11 questions with Reid.


What Is a Security Operations Center (SOC)?

Data breaches are costing organizations millions of dollars on average. In its 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report, IBM found that a data breach cost the average organization $3.86 million. This price tag was even greater for organizations located in the United States and operating in the healthcare industry at $8.64 million and $7.13 million, respectively. What’s behind this price tag, you ask?


6 Key MSSP Obstacles That Can Be Solved With Automated and Integrated Security Operations

The pandemic spared no one and created disruption for everyone. But adversity can bring opportunity, and many of the businesses that prospered because of COVID-19 were the ones able to offer customers something that the crisis took away from them. (Raise your hand if you or someone you know purchased – or at least thought seriously about buying – a Peloton.)