CREST releases new SOC guide

CREST has this week launched a new report focused on Security Operations Centres, the latest in the not-for-profit organisation's series designed to help build capacity and consistency in the cyber security industry.

Nick Benson, CREST CEO, said: “This latest guide in our regular pipeline of such reports offers the chance for organisations to better understand the scope, role and positioning of a SOC. We would like to thank the CREST SOC committee, made up of global cyber security professionals for their invaluable help in compiling the guide. We hope the guide provides an easily accessible and understandable guide relating to when, why and how to set up a SOC in your organisation.”

Leigh Collett, Chair of CREST SOC Focus Group, added: “Not only is it important to understand what a SOC is, it’s also important to know that they have been independently evaluated. CREST SOC accreditation provides organisations that confidence.”

In 2021, CREST received a grant of US$1.4m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help increase cyber security capacity and cyber resilience in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania and Uganda. This latest SOC Guide is one of many being created by CREST to assist in this enabling process.

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