ConnectDS are a specialist security operations centre (SOC) focussed on the provision of managed SOC services for businesses.
We are CREST-accredited and have a focus on penetration testing and improving the cyber security posture of organisations across the UK. Our SOC is operated from our global office locations and was established to deliver logical and effective resilience towards cyber attacks wagered against organisations in the UK.
The primary focus of ConnectDS is safeguarding the data and assets of our clients; we have built our services to defend your organisation against the increasing cybersecurity threat that you’re faced with on a daily basis (including cyber threats that evade traditional cyber defenses). We do this by providing you with the latest threat intelligence and by managing your security operations.
With SMEs faced with the challenge of internal expertise and resources, our goal is to deliver an effective, reliable, and secure outsourced cybersecurity offering to all.
Our Managed SOC Approach
ConnectDS are security experts that have the specialist knowledge to provide comprehensive assessment services to enable organisations to technically assess their existing environment and reveal the “unknown unknowns”.
With this information we provide the actionable intelligence needed to address the relevant areas of focus for organisations. These include one time security services such as vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, phishing testing/social engineering and in depth forensic network security assessments.
In addition to our assessment services we also provide SOC as a Service managed services that include security platform management and ongoing monitoring. Our clients leverage the expertise of our fully managed Security Operations Centre (managed SOC) that can provide an additional layer of security by partnering with your dedicated IT team.
Our SOC Team
Our technical expertise and developed processes are the key to the smooth running of our SOC service. Our highly qualified internal security operations team provide ongoing monitoring and support for our cyber assessments and managed security services.
With our expertise and technical management there is no requirement for our clients to procure technical tooling internally nor navigate the challenges of staffing, supervision, training and developing the in house processes required for a successful security program. SOC as a Service is available to all and offers a cost-effective cyber security team.
If you’re looking for reliable professional services from an experienced and friendly team of qualified and security cleared experts then look no further; ConnectDS are a managed security operations center service provider and offer our services to clients across the UK.
WHAT IS SOC AS A SERVICE?
SOC as a Service is where a client pays a subscription to have a team of outsourced cyber security personnel. This means they are able to leverage security information and security technologies that the client owns without the client having to pay the large employment costs.
The team is often led by security veterans who focus on response capabilities to protect critical assets. SOC as a Service is a way of procuring an experienced SOC team as soon as it is required.
WHAT SHOULD A SOC MONITOR?
A successful SOC should monitor all incoming and outgoing network traffic using relevant security software and human intelligence.
A proactive, managed SOC should be proficient in event management, as well as correctly analysing endpoint log data and monitoring critical attack vectors.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SIEM AND SOC?
A SIEM is a log monitor (amongst other things) that automatically scans and alerts to possible security incidents based on configuration of specific threat detection criteria.
A SOC is a group of humans (specifically, security analysts) who possess threat intelligence and experience in order to correctly configure a SIEM, as well as manage an organization’s security posture as a whole.
WHAT IS A MANAGED SOC?
A Managed SOC is a service provided by a cyber security firm (such as ConnectDS) in order to monitor malicious and suspicious activity and respond to threat detection alerts as they arise.
They are responsible for providing a strong security posture and supporting business continuity in the event of an incident.
WHY DO YOU NEED A SOC?
A SOC offers comprehensive cyber security management and can offer everything from an experienced threat hunter to incident response.
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF SOC?
The function of a SOC (security operations centre) is to monitor, prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to security incidents within a business. Companies often outsource this function as it allows for expert provision at a lower price than hiring internally.