How to Build a Security Operations Center (on a Budget)

Get All 5 Chapters of AlienVault’s How to Build a Security Operations Center (On a Budget) in 1 eBook! You'll get an in-depth look at how organizations with limited resources can set up a successful operations center for monitoring, detecting, containing, and remediating IT threats across applications, devices, systems, networks, and locations.

The chapters you'll read focus on:

  • The roles and responsibilities involved in a security operations team
  • The key processes you'll need to build a security operations center
  • The essential security monitoring tools needed for a fully functional security operations center
  • How threat intelligence is used in a security operations center
  • Real world examples of how organizations have used AlienVault USM to power their security operations center

For many organizations (unless you work for a large bank), building a SOC may seem like an impossible task. With limited resources (time, staff, and budget), setting up an operations center supported by multiple monitoring technologies and real-time threat updates doesn’t seem all that DIY. Download this eBook today to learn how to build a SOC without requiring costly implementation services or large teams to manage it.

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Open Source Network Security Tools for Beginners

With so many open source tools available to help with network security, it can be tricky to figure out where to start, especially if you are an IT generalist who has been tasked with security.

In this white paper, we'll provide an overview of some of our favorite open source tools as well as tips on how to use them for network security.

You'll learn about using open source tools for:

  • Network discovery
  • Network IDS
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Penetration testing

Download your copy today and learn how to get started with open source network security tools.

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Beginner’s Guide to Open Source Intrusion Detection Tools

This whitepaper provides an overview of Open Source IDS and the various IDS tools available today. Whether you need to monitor hosts or the networks connecting them to identify the latest threats, these are some of the best open source intrusion detection (IDS) tools available to you.

You'll learn:

  • The functions of network & host-based IDS, and file integrity monitoring
  • A list of the most popular Open Source IDS tools
  • Pros and cons of the various tools available today
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Detecting “WannaCry” Ransomware with AlienVault USM

“WannaCry” ransomware has hit tens of thousands of networks, bringing down hospital services, telecommunication services, financial institutions, and more.

In this free white paper, you'll learn:

  • How WannaCry infects systems
  • What you should update immediately
  • How to scan your environment for the MS17-010 vulnerability
  • How to continuously monitor your environment for intrusions and indicators of an exploit

Download this white paper now to learn how you can start using AlienVault USM to detect threats like WannaCry ransomware today.

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Enterprise Cloud Management: Drive Business Value by Balancing Speed, Cost and Risk

Is managing your cloud long term becoming a challenge? See how top global companies are optimizing the business value of their clouds and ensuring long-term success.

Read this eBook and learn how to:
  • Drive efficiencies through automation and process integration
  • Maintain platform flexibility and support complex, production-class public, private and hybrid environments
  • Improve compliance and governance
  • Reduce complexity and build a cloud that grows with your business needs
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Public Cloud Capacity with Enterprise Control

Now you can leverage the full agility, scalability, and cost efficiency of public clouds while ensuring long-term security and compliance throughout the enterprise. Avoid vendor lock-in and gain the flexibility you need.

Read this eBook and find out how to take advantage of the benefits of a public cloud while overcoming the challenges and risks it can involve.
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Ensuring Compliance in the Asia Pacific Region with SSL Certificates

For those doing business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore. or in other parts of the Asia Pacific region, privacy is a significant concern. Businesses holding personal data have a responsibility to preserve the privacy and confidentiality of that data. The task is complex, especially in an era of sophisticated, global cyber-crime. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates can help protect data and meet the demands of privacy laws across the region.
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Getting Ahead of the Compliance Curve

Compliance is a fast-moving target, and it’s getting harder to keep up. In a survey by IT Policy Compliance Group, a consortium dedicated to helping IT security professionals meet policy and compliance goals, 70 percent of all respondents reported being subject to multiple regulatory compliance mandates, as well as contractual obligations and industry standards.
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Intelligent Compliance – Establishing Trust in the Datacenter

With the average cost of a data breach reaching $3.5 million, the pressure is intense to maintain the security and compliance of your data center. It only takes one breach and the cost to your organization can spiral out of control.

In this whitepaper, you will discover how your organization may be at risk and how you can protect your data center from costly and highly visible breaches. Through the Intelligent Compliance process, you will learn how you can:

• Automate the discovery process for your infrastructure

• Continuously assess risk and compliance

• Proactively prevent problems from recurring

• Cost-effectively automate remediation, including exceptions

Read the whitepaper today to take the stress out of security and compliance – and put the trust back into your data center.

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SIEM & Compliance: 10 Ways to Build a Better Big Data Security Strategy

The age of siloed data collection and databases is over. The explosion of data in the enterprise - coupled with the three-prong advance of cloud computing, social media, and mobile - is changing the rate and the amount of data organizations and their IT departments collect. With all this data comes increased security risks. Most IT departments are running data security plans that were designed for the age of in-house, on-premise databases. In short, those data security plans are now seriously out of date.

This IT Manager's Journal tackles the security and compliance challenges posed by Big Data in the age of social media, mobile and the cloud. Learn how to build a better Big Data security strategy that will better manage risk, ensure proper compliance, and secure your organization's sensitive data. Learn 10 ways you and your IT group can start to protect big data today.

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How to Keep Control Over External IT Service Providers

IT Managers often worry when external IT service providers require access to company systems. Internal IT Employees, however, can keep tabs on their system partners using the GoToAssist Corporate support tool. In this white paper you will learn "How IT Departments Can Retain Control over External IT Service Providers" IT experts from Citrix explain which solutions really work to ensure that external service providers diligently follow compliance specifications.
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Expect More from your SIEM

Unlike security cameras, going from installation to insight with a traditional SIEM is far from straightforward. During this session, we'll cover a few common problems with SIEM technologies, and how you can avoid them. You'll walk away with a new perspective on an old problem - reducing the cost of security visibility.
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