With the shift from analog to digital and few managed systems to many, security operations teams are facing new challenges when it comes to managing vast amounts of real-time and archived information, and making sense of it all when important decisions need to be made quickly. Meet big data.
Hiring a new employee can be a rushed process, especially if the position is a mission-critical one. But neglecting to follow through on pre-employment screening can be even more disastrous to the enterprise than having an empty seat for a few weeks. A foregone or limited background check, a lack of fact-checking or a single-minded policy about hiring could leave a company with rushed hire and an unsuitable new employee, or worse – a wave of new risks and liability.
Picture this – in 20 minutes, one enterprising hacker at the 2012 Defcon conference in Las Vegas learned one Wal-Mart store’s physical logistics – from the janitorial contractor to where employees go to lunch – key details about the make and version numbers of the Wal-Mart manager’s PC, browser and anti-virus software, and got the manager to upload the address of an external website into his browser – no questions asked.
Global Security Operations Centers (GSOCs) are a valued necessity to support an enterprise’s global business goals and operations today, but building one requires buy-in, organization and insight from the enterprise’s internal and external customers, including its GSOC operators.