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Security Operations Center: Building, Operating and Maintaining your SOC by Joey Muniz, Nadhem AlFardan, Gary McIntyre

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Security Operations and the SOC

“It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

This book focuses on the best practices to develop and operate a security operations center (SOC). The journey begins with a review of important concepts relevant to information security and security operations. This chapter opens with a discussion about the continuously evolving security landscape and how new cybersecurity challenges impact how we perceive security operations. The discussion then turns to information assurance and its link to both risk management and security operations. This chapter does not cover information assurance and risk management in depth, but instead provides you with sufficient background information ...

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