In the world of cyber security there are many acronyms for reasons such as efficiency, clarity and standardisation but they can get a little confusing. Here is a quick guide to some of the widely used cyber security acronyms used for security operation centres.
Read the explainers of each term underneath.
CSOC– Cyber Security Operations Centre
- A CSOC, or Cyber Security Operations Center, is a centralised hub responsible for monitoring, detecting, and responding to security threats and incidents within an organisation’s environment. The goal of a CSOC is to protect an organisation’s digital assets, including data, networks, systems, and applications, from various types of cyberattacks and security breaches.
- MDR detects and remediates cyberthreats in an organisation’s environment (usually a single aspect such as company devices) and can be provided as a managed service by a third-party partner.
XDR– Extended Detection and Response
- XDR technologies proactively detect and react to threats extending across multiple areas in an IT environment including devices, identities, data, email, networks, and infrastructure.
MXDR– Managed Extended Detection and Response
- MXDR is the above delivered as a managed service by an expert partner.
ITSM– IT Service Management
- IT service management, referred to as ITSM, is how IT teams manage the end-to-end delivery of IT services to their customers.
SIEM– Security Information Event Management
- Security information and event management (SIEM), is a solution that helps organisations recognise, analyse, and respond to security threats before they cause harm to business operations.
SOAR– Security Orchestration, Automation and Response
- Security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) refers to a solution that enables IT teams to utilise and integrate a range of tools that streamline the threat defence workflow, with automated detection and response.
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