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Common and Best Practices for SOCs: Results of the 2019 SANS SOC Survey

SANS conducts a global Security Operations Center (SOC) survey yearly to identify current trends, while providing best practices to enable organizations to build, manage, maintain and develop their SOCs effectively and efficiently. The results are in! The approach used this year adapted and was structured around the five major functions of the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF)–Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. The approach may not have been perfect in its execution, but did highlight the fact that many security tools operate cross-functionally, serving multiple purposes. The decision to map the survey to the NIST CSF is an indicator of the increasing importance of third-party control frameworks. Key Highlights: Lack of skilled staff is still a major concern with large percentage of respondents (58%), citing this as one of the key areas preventing success Lack of tool integration, with 43% of the respondents citing that their tools don't work together to give them comprehensive coverage and visibility across their enterprise Lack of automation and orchestration, allowing analysts to do their job more effectively and focus on higher importance alerts and incidents Get the results For more insights on SOC trends and to read the full report, click the link below. Here's another BTB Security "No BS" move, it's not behind a gate....seriously. Read it, enjoy it, learn from it. …

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Don’t Fall Victim to Cybersecurity Scare Tactics

Walk into any major cybersecurity conference, and you’ll feel like you are walking into the trailer for a horror movie.…

Written by Ron Schlecht Jr.

Cybersecurity has an M&A problem. CISOs should be wary.

The cybersecurity market is chaotic. New players frequently emerge, hyped as the next panacea for security woes, while incumbents are often acquired or merged with other businesses. While hype and rapid change is nothing new in any industry with the prefix “cyber” attached, it can be particularly troubling in cybersecurity, where finding the right partners is critical. Unfortunately, the rapid formation of startups, and the speed with which they are acquired makes it hard to know who to trust.…

Written by Ron Schlecht Jr.

Tony McFelin Joins BTB’s CISO Advisory Practice

Adding strategic expertise and depth to BTB's expanding CISO Advisory team Philadelphia, PA / March 18, 2019 / BTB Security, a leading cyber security assessment, advisory, and managed detection and response firm, today announced that Tony McFelin has joined the company’s growing CISO Advisory practice. Tony will work closely with clients to implement information security programs that are practical, effective, commensurate with risk, and aligned with their business goals.…

Written by Ron Schlecht Jr.

What trickle down cybersecurity means for your business

There you are, leading a startup as it gets its first shot at a big league contract with a major company. Everything is going great. The broad strokes of the agreement are worked out, and all that is left is for the lawyers to hash out the fine print.…

Written by Ron Schlecht Jr.

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