Security Operation Center Analysts are responsible for all activities within the SOC. Security Operations Analysts work closely with Security Engineers, SOC Managers, and Security Engineers to provide situational awareness through detection, containment, remediation, and remediation for IT threats. Businesses are more at risk due to cyber threats and hacks. This has made a SOC analyst an increasingly important role. It can be a dynamic job for those working in cybersecurity. SOC Analysts work with other members of the team to detect and respond in an information security incident, create and follow security events, such as alerts, or engage in security investigations.
SOC Analysts also analyze and respond to unreported software and hardware vulnerabilities. They can also review security reports and act as’security advisors for an organization.
What is the role of SOC?
Security Analyst: Security analysts ensure that staff are properly trained and adhere to policies and procedures. Security analysts work with the business administrators and internal IT team to communicate security issues and create documentation. The average salary for a Security Analyst is 65,000 per year (Resource: Glassdoor). As of the writing of this blog, Netapp, PayU and VMware are currently hiring Security Analyst positions (Resource: LinkedIn).
Security Engineer/ Architect: They design and implement monitoring and analysis tools. They create a security architecture and collaborate with developers to secure it. They can be software or hardware specialists who pay attention to security issues when creating information systems. They create tools and solutions that enable organizations to respond quickly to attacks. An average Security Engineer can make 7.48 lakh per annum (Resource: Glassdoor). Currently, Security Engineers are available at Biz2Credit, PhonePe, and Amazon (Resource: LinkedIn).
SOC Manager: The SOC manager manages the security operations team. He reports to the CISO (Chief information Security Officer). They manage the security team, provide technical guidance, and maintain financial activities. The SOC Manager oversees the activities of SOC team members, including the hiring, training, and assessment of staff. The salary of a SOC Manager is approximately 44 lakh per annum (Resource: Glassdoor). KPMG, Kotak Life and Accenture are currently hiring for SOC Manager positions (Resource: LinkedIn).
CISO: They are responsible for defining the security operations of an organization. They communicate with management regarding security issues and compliance tasks. The CISO provides a final view of policies, strategies, procedures, and procedures relating the cybersecurity of an organization. They are also responsible for compliance and risk management. They also implement security policies to meet specific security requirements. A CISO can make 52 lakh per annum (Resource: Glassdoor). For CISO position you can visit the following link: https://www.naukri.com/ciso-jobs
Responsibilities for the SOC Team:
Tier 1: Monitor user activity and network events to identify suspicious events. The Tier 1 SOC Analyst determines if alerts or other abnormal activity are real threats.
Tier 2: Tier 1 Analysts are responsible for intensifying the response to attacks. They collect data to analyze the attack and identify the root cause. They also implement security measures to combat the attack and restore system operations. They are also responsible to investigate and generate reports on information security concerns.
Tier 3: They work proactively to find weaknesses in IT infrastructure. They conduct penetration tests and review vulnerability assessments. They are also responsible for maintaining security systems up-to-date and contributing to ongoing security measures to protect the organization from further attacks.
Skills required for a SOC analyst: