Your SOC Team Is Overwhelmed? Askaris Cyber Security Can Help Relieve The Burden

04 September 2023

Security Operations Centres (SOC) play a vital role in protecting organisations from advanced cyber threats. However, the increasing volume of security alerts and the complexity of managing them can overwhelm SOC your team, leading to serious alert fatigue and potential gaps in incident response.

As per the Help Net Security report, 67% of daily security alerts overwhelm SOC analysts. This makes it crucial for organisations to find practical solutions to alleviate the burden on their SOC teams. This solution is offered by Askaris Cyber Security through our SOC-as-a-Service.

SOC analysts face mounting pressure due to the sheer volume of security alerts that flood their monitoring systems on a daily basis. The constant stream of alerts can make it challenging for analysts to prioritise and respond to genuine threats effectively. Alert fatigue can set in, which leads to diminished attentiveness, decreased response times, and the potential for critical threats to slip through the cracks. To address your ongoing challenges, you need a SOC partner that can take some of the burden. Askaris Cyber Security can help you achieve this.

What are the challenges your SOC team face?

Alert Fatigue is real, and your SOC team is dealing with more alerts and threats than ever, especially as cybercriminals become more advanced. The increasing number of security tools and solutions within organisations results in an overflow of security alerts. Often, your SOC analysts are wading through numerous notifications daily, making it challenging to prioritise and promptly respond to genuine threats.

It’s no secret that there are major skills gaps in the cybersecurity industry and the skills gap is always growing, year-on-year. Qualified and experienced cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, leading to greater skill shortages within SOC teams, and making it increasingly difficult to find skilled SOC professionals. This shortage often means that your analysts are burdened with even greater workloads and are struggling to keep up with the pace of growing alerts.

Askaris Cyber Security has been supporting organisations from all different industries and sectors over the last 30 years. We are finding it commonplace across many industries, especially with smaller organisations, that they do not have sufficient budget or resources to establish and maintain a fully staffed SOC, making it even more challenging for them to cope with the increasing threat landscape. The good news is, we can help. Visit our SOC-As-A-Service page to learn more.

How we can help – The Benefits of Askaris Cyber Security's SOC-as-a-Service

1. Advanced Threat Detection

Askaris' SOC operates using advanced, next-generation threat detection technologies and processes. Their team of experts are well-versed in identifying emerging cyber threats and proactively responding to them. As Check Point 5* partners, Askaris can leverage their skills and expertise and utilise the latest tools and techniques to protect your business. Askaris are helping more organisations stay ahead of evolving threat landscapes. As of 2023, Askaris Cyber Security is protecting customers across six different industries.

2. Continuous Network Monitoring

Having a dedicated SOC team provides the advantage of continuous network monitoring without the cost. Askaris' SOC-As-A-Service ensures that your network infrastructure, servers, cloud environments, Office 365, mobile environments, and endpoints are constantly monitored for any suspicious activities or potential threats. This proactive approach of 30 years in the making significantly reduces the chances of successful cyberattacks against your business.

3. Centralised Visibility

Askaris enables centralised visibility into your business’s security landscape. By consolidating security event logs and providing comprehensive reporting, we give you a holistic view of your security posture. This centralised approach helps our SOC analysts to prioritise and respond to threats effectively, ensuring that critical incidents receive prompt attention.

4. Cost-Effectiveness

Building an in-house SOC can be prohibitively expensive for many organisations, requiring significant investment in infrastructure, personnel, and ongoing maintenance. Askaris' SOC-As-A-Service offers a more cost-effective alternative by providing a complete security solution without the need for you to maintain an in-house team. This allows you to allocate your resources more efficiently and focus on running your business.

5. Collaboration and Expertise

Askaris works as an extension of your IT and/or security team to fully understand your specific needs and align our SOC services accordingly; we believe that ‘no one size fits all’. Our team of dedicated cyber security experts bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing your complete security operations. By collaborating closely with your internal teams, we ensure the implementation of tailored security measures that are effective and aligned with the organization's goals.

6. Cybersecurity expertise in-house

Askaris Cyber Security has been operating in cybersecurity for over two decades and in that time, we’ve developed in-house skills, experience and expertise, which set us apart from the rest. Our technical team have been operating Askaris Cyber Security, which provides access to a team of highly skilled and experienced cybersecurity analysts. These experts are well-versed in the latest threat intelligence, tactics, and techniques, allowing them to respond to security incidents swiftly and accurately.

7. 24/7 Monitoring and Response

A security operations centre is more than just 9-5. Cyber threats do not adhere to a 9-to-5 schedule. Askaris Cyber Security's SOC team operates 24/7, providing continuous monitoring and rapid response to security incidents, even during holidays and weekends.

8. Scalability and Flexibility

Askaris Cyber Security offers an innovative SOC-As-A-Service solution that can significantly alleviate the burden on SOC teams and improve their overall effectiveness without the heavy costs. With our leading SOC-As-A-Service, your organisation can scale its security operations based on your organisational needs. Whether you expand your operations due to business growth or reduce resources during quieter periods, the service we provide offers flexibility with scalability 24/7, 365.

As the number of security threats continues to rise, SOC teams face an increasing challenge of managing the overwhelming volume of alerts. Let our leading SOC-As-A-Service provide you with a comprehensive solution to alleviate the burden on your team. Speak with our technical team today to learn more about how we can support your organisation.

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  1. "67% of daily security alerts overwhelm SOC analysts" - Help Net Security. Retrieved from Help Net Security