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The Four Principles to Get Your SecOps Started

Rhett Glauser
 | Oct 21, 2021
 | Vulcan Cyber CMO

SecOps is the short form for “Security Operations” and involves the collaboration between operations and security teams to automate security tasks and make infrastructure as secure as possible. With increased cooperation between the two groups, your business will be more streamlined and secure.

You’ve streamlined your enterprise to work under SecOps. Now what?
Here are four basic principles to get you going.

  1. Perform formal SecOps training 
    • SecOps training can be done internally with developed training programs or externally via third-party courses
    • Implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) across teams to make security and risk remediation a top priority
    • Carry out SOPs routinely to monitor the effectiveness of current practices and catch any new vulnerabilities and
  2. Avoid potential pitfalls
    • SOPs streamline the enterprise and prevent communication mishaps between teams to ensure quicker remediation 
  3. Offer effective SecOps tools
    • There are five main SecOps tools: 
      • Configuration management, security monitoring, and incident management
      • Automated incident response 
      • Security monitoring
      • Security automation
      • Container technologies
  4. Extend Operations Processes to Support Security (not vice versa)
    • Processes handled by the operations team are much more applicable and extensive compared to those by the security team, which are more niche
    • Basing SecOps protocols on operations process is more practical and easily scalable

Once you’ve gotten your SecOps started, Vulcan can help you keep your business secure.  Vulcan helps orchestrate the entire remediation process by providing a unified platform for SecOps to communicate, collaborate, and get fix done. With the Vulcan unified platform for full risk-based remediation, you’ll be able to prioritize vulnerabilities, get the necessary fix, and get insights on your cybersecurity posture seamlessly.

About the Author

Rhett Glauser

Rhett has been running corporate marketing and demand generation functions in the enterprise infrastructure and security markets for a really long time. Prior to Vulcan Cyber Rhett spent more than two decades with SaltStack, ServiceNow, Symantec and Altiris.

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