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Jan 11, 2022   |  By Chris Crowley
Security operations centers (SOCs) exist to deliver sustained monitoring and response capabilities. Staff members are a core pillar of this mission. Each SOC should have clearly articulated roles and levels for its personnel. This helps to establish fair practices for hiring, training, promotion, compensation and performance expectations.
Jan 4, 2022   |  By Amos Stern
Today, I am excited and proud to announce that Siemplify has been acquired by Google. This marks an important milestone in the Siemplify journey. When co-founders Alon Cohen and Garry Fatakhov and I started Siemplify in 2015, we all knew, from our experience building and training security operations centers from around the world, that security operations was a function in dire need of innovation.
Dec 23, 2021   |  By Dan Kaplan
Our “holiday” edition of Sitdown gives you the gift of Todd Pigram, who began his IT career in the late 1990s as a laptop repairman. His lengthy tenure in the IT space has truly come full circle, as his role now involves helping to protect those popular endpoints, especially vulnerable in the era of heavy remote work.
Dec 14, 2021   |  By Dan Kaplan
For security professionals, 2021 will conclude with them racing to respond to one of the most grave internet vulnerabilities in recent memory. The Log4Shell vulnerability, an input-validation flaw in the omnipresent Apache logging library Log4j and disclosed by the open-source company on Thursday, exposes “the world’s most popular applications and services” to remote code execution.
Dec 8, 2021   |  By Dan Kaplan
Within the security operations center, visibility is everything. Being aware of the details of users, assets, known threats, and specific vulnerabilities present across security, network, server, application and database sources allows security operations teams to act quickly and decisively to address possible risks.
Dec 2, 2021   |  By Dan Kaplan
John DePalma, winner of the 2021 Security Engineer of the Year Award at the inaugural SOCstock Awards, joined the hot seat for another edition of “Sitdown With a SOC Star.” DePalma, a security engineer at Sentara Healthcare, describes himself as an “IT security enthusias,t” and after reading this interview, you’ll realize his fondness for protecting things transcends his professional career.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Dan Kaplan
The allure of the cloud is indisputable. Flexibility, reliability, efficiency, scalability and cost savings are tantalizing traits for a business at any time, never mind when most have been catapulted into a colossal work-from-home experiment. According to O’Reilly’s annual cloud adoption survey, nine out of 10 businesses now use cloud computing, with nearly half planning to migrate more than 50 percent of their applications into the cloud in the upcoming year.
Nov 17, 2021   |  By Chris Crowley
Security operations centers exist to delivery sustained monitoring and response capabilities. Well-performed shift handoffs are a part of that operational strategy. It’s no surprise that longer-duration handoffs will usually deliver more effective transfer of knowledge. But you are not required to dedicate a long amount of time to transition from one staff to the next. This post covers the handoff of information across three categories: essential, optimal and thorough.
Nov 10, 2021   |  By Dan Kaplan
Amid all the seemingly unending stories about successful ransomware attacks – even my hometown of Middletown, N.J. is among the most recent to fall victim – there are reasons to feel optimistic. Just in the past several weeks, the internet community united to compile a list of vulnerabilities most commonly used by ransomware attackers to gain initial access. The U.S.
Oct 26, 2021   |  By Dan Kaplan
Andrew Cook, security operations director at Recon Infosec, is next to take the hot seat for our ongoing “Sitdown With a SOC Star” series. Cook is a valued contributor in the Siemplify Community, where he regularly imparts his expanding wisdom as an incident responder and a National Guardsman.
Nov 22, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Unlike other SOAR platforms, Siemplify doesn't compete with your existing tools, so we don’t play favorites. Our independent security operations platform integrates with hundreds of security and IT tools, and never plays favorites. Find out from Gal why independence is always a safer prospect.
Nov 1, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Take a tour of the Siemplify Security Operations Platform, which sets you up with the building blocks you need to think beyond the traditional SOC and move into an anywhere operations mindset.
Oct 23, 2021   |  By Siemplify
U.K.-based MSSP Longwall Security turned to SOAR from Siemplify to expeditiously close hundreds of thousands of alerts and events, literally wowing customers and allowing its security experts to leave the menial work of to automation technology as its human experts hunt for threats and respond to active incidents. The Siemplify Security Operations Platform allows Longwall to outrival some of its largest competitors, even without a glamorous SOC and round-the-clock eyes on glass. Watch two of Longwall’s leaders tell their story.
Oct 23, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Chicago-based Entara, an MSSP that focuses on breach remediation, is one of Siemplify’s most unique SOAR customers because of the way it creatively uses the Siemplify API to build and operate a security platform in a completely custom way.
Oct 4, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Some things are just better together. Peanut butter and jelly. Beavis and Butthead. Security orchestration, automation & response (SOAR) and threat intelligence (TIP) platforms. But don’t settle for a good SOAR with a basic TIP, or a good TIP with a basic SOAR. Siemplify ThreatFuse, combines best-in-class SOAR and best-in-class TIP.
Sep 15, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Bloggers and social media pundits are full of grandiose proclamations and claims about security operations. SIEM is dead. The only way to run a SOC is to outsource. Everything is encrypted, so don’t bother with network monitoring. Data collection only requires one schema. Automation will eliminate the need for all humans in the SOC. The list goes on.
Sep 14, 2021   |  By Siemplify
It’s time to think location-independent and people-centric. It’s time to build sustainable resilience and flexibility. It’s time to have an “anywhere operations” approach. The Siemplify Security Operations Platform, the industry's only cloud-native SOAR, sets you up with the building blocks you need to think beyond the traditional SOC and move into an anywhere operations mindset.
Apr 26, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Enhance your playbook development process with the Siemplify Playbook Simulator, allowing you to build & test logic, expedite your work and test third-party integrations.
Mar 30, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Joseph Blankenship and Chase Cunningham of Forrester Research joined Siemplify for a four-part video series. In the fourth and final part, the pair discusses the role of SOAR for service providers, how they can evaluate their own success, and what selection criteria should look like for end-users shopping for an MSSP – especially in the era of more demanding customers and the death of the “black-box” MSSP model.
Mar 9, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Considering the speed and extent by which ransomware can topple an organization, what is the best approach for addressing this seemingly existential threat? Forrester Research’s Joseph Blankenship and Chase Cunningham shared insights with Siemplify CMO Nimmy Reichenberg as part of a four-part series with us.
Aug 27, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Security operations is at a critical juncture. Years of digital modernization, adversarial advancement and enduring talent deficits have given rise to an untenable situation, only further compounded by the mayhem waged by a worldwide pandemic. The good news is the circumstance is not unsolvable. It only requires a rejiggering of familiar ingredients: your people, your processes and your technology - and layering on a fresh, open-minded approach, untethered to the old way of doing SecOps.
Jan 20, 2021   |  By Siemplify
Business guru Peter Drucker is famous for saying that you can't manage what you don't measure, and those words ring especially true in the security operations center (SOC). The SOC is home to great responsibility to the business, as it sits as ground zero for threat detection and response. But it also can be unwieldy due to a number of challenges, including an overreliance on manual processes, disparate sources of information and intelligence, and a lack of skills and people power to handle all the alerts and cases coming through.
Oct 12, 2020   |  By Siemplify
While opportunity has never looked brighter for MSSPs, they are still under obligation to solve the very security challenges so many enterprises and SMBs count on them for, all while recognizing that each client environment requires unique attention. This is no easy feat, especially as competition grows and customer expectations become more exacting.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Siemplify
One of the big reasons security operations centers excel at what they do is because they are a centralized unit charged with monitoring, assessing and addressing activity across a company's IT infrastructure. But with many SOCs shifting to remote arrangements, this cohesion has come undone. Yet, you and your team must charge on, and the good news is you can overcome any bumpy adjustment period by ensuring you have all of your bases covered.
Aug 19, 2020   |  By Siemplify
Tabletop exercises are a proven, hands-on way to learn how your team will handle unforeseen cyber emergencies while also helping to clarify roles and responsibilities. Although many existing online resources provide the basic elements of simulating a cyber incident, not as available is an understanding of what is required to experience true success. This white paper shares five master tactics for winning at tabletop exercises, courtesy of Siemplify security operations experts who have personally performed these crisis preparation activities, uncovering secrets you may not have considered.
Mar 17, 2020   |  By Siemplify
The managed security services market is growing - and for good reason. Within businesses, skills are short, budgets are tight and there is more surface to cover than ever thanks to the rise of mobility, cloud and connected devices. As a result, they are looking for a partner that can help them offset some or all of their security responsibilities. Cue the rise of the MSSP.
Jun 26, 2019   |  By Siemplify
No business is immune from digital attacks, making the ability to detect and respond to cyber incidents more important than ever. And that's where security operations come in to play. Because they are built around monitoring, analysis and triage, SecOps have become the centerpiece of an organization's security program.
Feb 24, 2019   |  By Siemplify
MSSP security operations teams face unique challenges in addition to those that plague the average SOC. Siemplify's security orchestration and automation buyer's guide outlines the features and outcomes MSSPs should prioritize when considering a security orchestration solution.
Feb 24, 2019   |  By Siemplify
Acquire security orchestration and automation best practices, tried and tested by our global customer base. Developed by our in-house experts who provide guidance to security teams worldwide, these playbooks facilitate and integrate alerts handling and incident response plans. These are the earliest in a series that continues to grow over time.
Feb 1, 2019   |  By Siemplify
Security Orchestration, Automation and Response platforms are rapidly becoming a must-have solution for SOC teams. Understanding the business case is a key step to implementing SOAR in your organization.

Security Orchestration, Automation and Incident Response. Respond faster and work smarter with the leading security operations platform for enterprises and MSSPs.

The Siemplify platform is a holistic purpose-built security orchestration and security automation workbench that empowers security operations teams to work smarter and respond faster. From triage and investigation to collaboration and remediation, Siemplify streamlines and enriches your security operations.

What Can Siemplify Do for You?

  • Manage your SOC from a single workbench: Orchestrate, automate and collaborate across all your existing tools and technologies, with more than 180 integrations out of the box.
  • Automate data gathering and alert triage: Automatically bring together related alerts from across your toolset into a single case for investigation, triage, and remediation.
  • Create standard, consistent processes: Create standard, automated processes using a drag-and-drop playbook builder to retain internal knowledge and shorten response time.
  • Visualize a full threat storyline: Context and data enrichment helps security teams quickly visualize the who, what and when of a security event to expedite investigation and make better decisions.
  • Enhance teamwork and information sharing: Harness the full power of your team with integrated chat for day-to-day security analyst collaboration and an interactive War Room for cross-functional collaboration to expedite the remediation of security incidents.
  • Measure, report and continuously improve: Customize dashboards to define and monitor security operations KPIs and create automated reports to drive continuous improvement.

The security operations workbench. The way you would build it.