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Create an SOC Target Operating Model to Drive Success

Published: 15 January 2020

ID: G00464051

Analyst(s): John Collins


Security and risk management leaders often struggle to maintain effective security operations centers without defined operating models. SRM leaders who need to protect an organization according to the internal/external threat landscape should build and run an SOC using an SOC target operating model.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the SOC’s Current State, Future State and Roadmap, and Establish Internal and External Alignment With the SOCTOM Framework
  • Engage With Leaders Enterprisewide to Understand Their Requirements and the Needs of the SOC
  • Translate Security Metrics Into Business-Enabling Terms to Improve Communication With Nonsecurity Leaders
  • Develop a Formal Threat-Modeling Program to Assess Threats and Risks to the Business

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