SOC - Security Operation Center Home Cybersecurity Dictionary SOC - Security Operation Center A SOC is a formalized function in a company that is staffed with domain experts (either in-house or outsourced) and focuses on preventing, detecting, analyzing, and responding to cybersecurity incidents. The development of a formal SOC is a typical step a company takes in order to improve the maturity and effectiveness of their cyber defense program. Many regulations require a 24/7 security monitoring program which can be fulfilled through the development of a SOC with either internal staffing or the utilization of outsourced resources. Related TermsMSS - Managed Security ServicesMSSP - Managed Security Service ProviderIR - Incident ResponseEDR - Endpoint Detection and ResponseMDR - Managed Detection and Response Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS VIDEO December 08, 2017 Optiv’s Next-Gen SecOps Learn how organizations can plan, build and run their security operations using the latest techniques in automation, orchestration, analytics and repo... See Details Read more about Optiv’s Next-Gen SecOps How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.