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May 14, 2019


Security Operations Centre’s protect enterprise operations – keeping their digital assets secure. They’re both the front-line and the strategic command centre. SOC teams rely on key individuals working 24/7 to ensure IT system integrity.

A SOC team has many responsibilities that they are expected to manage across several functions. Typically, their positions cover two broad areas of responsibility:

  • Maintaining security monitoring and analysing your security on an ongoing basis. They’ll detect, analyse and respond to security incidents using a combination of people, processes and technology.
  • Proactively investigating suspicious activities, ensuring that potential security incidents are correctly defended, identified, analysed, investigated and escalated to keep your infrastructure secure.

Although companies may name titles differently, all businesses have similar responsibilities when it comes to cyber security.

So, if you’re tasked with setting up a SOC, or looking for an outsourced SOC team, we take a look at a best practice structure on the common roles and their associated tasks and duties to guide you on your path to SOC team success.

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Infographic: SOC team roles & responsibilities

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Comtact Ltd. is a specialist Cyber Security and IT Managed Service Provider, supporting clients 24/7 from our ISO27001-accredited UK Security Operations Centre (SOC).

Located at the heart of a high security, controlled-access Tier 3 data centre, Comtact’s state-of-the-art UK Cyber Defence Centre (SOC) targets, hunts & disrupts hacker behaviour, as part of a multi-layered security defence, to help secure some of the UK’s leading organisations.

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