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Peer Connect Perspectives: Building an Effective Security Operations Center Structure Within Your Organization

Published: 17 July 2019

ID: G00441779

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


Peer Connect members offer strategies to help information security leaders build an effective organizational structure for their security operations center. They share insights into varied security operations center structures adopted by different organizations per their security requirements.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Start by Understanding Your Organization’s Size, Security Requirements, Skill Set and Budget
  • Five Major SOC Organizational Structures
    • Structure 1. As a Part of an Infrastructure/Operations Group
    • Structure 2. As a Part of the Security Group
    • Structure 3. Directly Under the CIO or CISO
    • Structure 4. Outsourcing SOC Operations; Virtual and Hybrid SOC Models
    • Structure 5. Integrated With the Network Operations Center
  • Key Takeaways

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