ISMG’s Executive Roundtables focus on specific challenges being faced by information security executives in today’s cybersecurity landscape. Moderated by one of ISMG’s Executive Editors and a guest industry expert, Roundtables give cybersecurity professionals the opportunity to discuss threats and controls with a handful of market leaders in an informal setting, from which you will emerge with new ideas and solutions you can immediately put to work to improve your own organization’s defensive posture.
Developing The Next Generation of SOCs in GCC Region
Organizations of all sizes have become increasingly sensitive to the role played by a dedicated Security Operations Center as the nerve center that enables centralized visibility, alerting, investigation and response capability. A roadmap, business context, a thorough gap analysis, and a clear understanding of current security trends is important to achieve effectiveness.
Also of importance are the rising concerns about national and citizen-data handling and storage. Some thought-leaders say that all sensitive security operations and incident handling should be done from ‘in-region’ SOCs only. The other school of thought believes the right MSSP service expertise is more important whether the SOC be in-region or outside.
This roundtable proposes to explore the unique challenges in developing next generation SOC capabilities in the GCC region. Namely:
- How can organizations build a single unified platform for all data and integrate it with their business context?
- Should the requirement for an ‘in-region’ SOC really be mandated by law, or should it be a preference for operational or business reasons?
- Should the decision be based on commercial, technical or regulatory reasons?
Date: Tuesday, September 14th 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai – Business Bay – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Moderator: Varun Haran