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The Five Characteristics of an Intelligence-Driven Security Operations Center

Published: 02 November 2015

ID: G00271231

Analyst(s): Oliver Rochford, Neil MacDonald


Security operations centers must be architected for intelligence, embracing an adaptive security architecture to become context-aware and intelligence-driven. Security leaders should understand how intelligence-driven SOCs use tools, processes and strategies to protect against modern threats.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Threat Intelligence Strategically and Tactically
    • Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs)
  • Use Advanced Analytics to Operationalize Security Intelligence
    • Technology Options
  • Automate Whatever and Whenever It Is Feasible
    • Full or Semiautomation
    • Semiautomation
    • Technology Options
  • Hunt and Investigate
    • Technology Options
  • Deploy an Adaptive Security Architecture
  • The Future of the ISOC

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