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SOC Performance Improves, But Remains Short of Optimum: Report

The good news is that security operations centers (SOCs) are becoming more efficient. The not-so-good news is that there is still considerable scope for improvement.

This is the conclusion of the fifth annual Micro Focus State of Security Operations Report for 2018 (PDF), which draws on the experience of 200 assessments of 144 discreet SOC organizations in 33 countries. In greater detail, there has been an overall 12% improvement in SOC maturity -- the most significant shift yet in the five years of the survey. Despite this, the median SOC maturity level stands at just 1.42 across all industries; significantly below the Micro Focus recommended target of 3.0,

The report uses the Micro Focus Security Operations Maturity Model (SOMM) methodology for assessments. This is based on the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Model for Integration (SEI-CMMI), which has been updated by Micro Focus at regular intervals to remain relevant with current...(continued)

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