We all need to make sure that our businesses and clients are protected in the current business age, meaning that part of this responsibility is being able to detect and respond to Cyber-attacks.

However large or small, Cyber-attacks can cause damage to your business, your clients and your reputation. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have the best possible tool in our arsenal to protect you from these: A Bespoke Security Operations Centre.


First of all, let’s look at the definition of Cyber Security and what it means:

Cyber Security – Cyber security is how individuals and organisations reduce the risk of Cyber-attacks, with its core function to protect the devices we all use, and the services we access – both online and at work – from theft or damage.

It’s also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of personal information we store on these devices, and online.

Cyber Security is operated from a bespoke Security Operations Centre (SOC) that is designed to protect your business and its client from these attacks, as well as detect them before they can do any damage.


So what does a Security Operations Centre do?

Security Operations Centre – A Security Operations Centre (SOC) – sometimes called an “Information Security Operations Centre, or ISOC – is an in-house or outsourced team of IT security professionals that monitor an organisation’s entire IT infrastructure, 24/7, to detect cybersecurity events in real-time and address them as quickly and effectively as possible.

Whilst a SOC is a frontline in your defence against Cyber-attacks and trying to prevent them from happening, this isn’t always possible to achieve.

The role of a SOC is to limit the damage to an organisation by detecting and responding to Cyber-attacks that successfully bypass your preventative security controls. Equally, a SOC can include a multitude of security activities, such as vulnerability assessment, compliance activities and system configuration.


This is a question that comes with a simple answer – this will take time, careful planning, identifying the resources and requirements and investment.

However, there is one thing to remember – as Cyber-attacks increase in sophistication and intelligence, your SOC will also need to evolve.

What seems to be the best solution, to begin with, will soon evolve into a SOC that will meet your needs and also allow you to future-proof your business.

This will be a work in progress to make sure that your business and clients are given the best possible protection which meets the needs of your business.

There are five common aspects of a SOC which are required to be addressed to make sure that you have the right tools for your cyber security defence:

    • Operating Model: The various factors that need to be considered when designing a SOC bespoke to your business.
    • Onboarding: Determining what logs/information should or could be made available to a SOC and making sure that the SOC intelligently makes decisions about log sources.
    • Detection: Using the various approaches in detecting cyber-attacks.
    • Threat Intelligence: Assessing the level of threat that cyber-attacks pose to your business and making sure that the threat intelligence is part of your SOC.
    • Incident Response and Management – Having the right tools within your SOC, to make sure you can combat the threats raised against your business and manage better defences against future attacks.


We’ve already discussed the benefits of how a Managed Outsourced IT Support Partner can assist your business with its IT needs as both a financial and practical benefit, which you can locate at the link above.

Having a Managed Outsourced IT Support Partner on board can also be the best solution when looking to set up the SOC that offers the best protection for your business.

They will already be familiar with your IT infrastructure and will be able to identify areas of possible weakness or that require a better defence. They will also be able to offer advice and solutions that meet the criteria and budget requirements for your business.

Having the prior knowledge of the systems, hardware, software, and CRMs already in place to service your client base, your Managed Outsourced IT Support Partner can also look at future-proofing your system, so that costs do not escalate wildly as improvements or evolutions are required to be made to your SOC.

Remember that being able to stay one step ahead in any business market in this global digital age is an important advantage. The better protection that you have in place protects you, your colleagues, your clients and more importantly your business from these online attacks.


We already provide Managed Outsourced IT Support to our client base and part of this service includes making sure that they are set up with a bespoke SOC that meets the security needs and requirements of each business, regardless of how large or small those businesses are.

Not only do we provide this service, but we also make sure that your SOC capabilities are kept up to date and also reviewed regularly, giving you the peace of mind that you and your clients are provided with the best possible protection from cyber-attacks.

You can contact us to see how we can provide your business with the SOC protection.

Why choose Maximum Networks as your Managed Outsourced IT Support Partner?

We have a wide range of IT desktop solutions and print services for any business across the UK.

Not only do we offer high-quality services across IT Services we offer business broadband solutions, telecommunications and much, much more.

Get in touch at https://www.maximumnetworks.co.uk/contact or call us on 0330 041 6308 today!