Despite the volume of threats rising, the global findings of a new Micro Focus report indicate that more mature Security Operational Centres (SOCs) are becoming more efficient in detection with greater ability to recover from breaches than ever before. Although SOCs are moving in a positive direction globally, the UK showed the greatest change with 17% improvement in SOC maturity. Regional analysis revealed that this is linked to multinational organisations making security investments in preparation for the GDPR before it comes into force in May 2018.
Combining these regulation-led changes with the consolidation and relocation of SOCs within EMEA to form Security Fusion Centres has greatly increased the effectiveness of security operations in this region.
While the report reflects positive global momentum in organisations adopting and deploying security solutions, it also indicates that 20% of the cyber defence organisations assessed over the past five years failed to score a Security Operations Maturity Model level 1, which translates as a complete lack of capability. These organisations continue to operate in an ad-hoc manner with undocumented processes and significant cracks in security and risk management.
Read more about the findings of the new Micro Focus report on Help Net Security.