Navigating the Future: Top Emerging Trends for SOC Specialists in 2024

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For SOC specialists, staying ahead of the curve isn’t an option; it’s a necessity. This guide will spotlight emerging trends and technologies that will redefine the way you operate in a SOC environment.

Top Emerging Trends for SOC Specialists in 2024

AI in Cybersecurity involves using machine learning and other techniques to automate threat detection and response.

Zero Trust Architecture is a security model that requires strict identity verification for every person and device trying to access resources on a private network.

EDR is a solution that provides real-time monitoring and automated response to advanced threats targeting endpoints.

Cloud Security involves protecting cloud-based systems, applications, and data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.

Threat Hunting is the proactive search for malicious actors or vulnerabilities within a network, rather than waiting for automated alerts.

Cyber Resilience is the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyber attacks.

Quantum Computing could revolutionize cryptography but also poses risks to current encryption standards.

Compliance involves adhering to laws and regulations that set forth how data and technology must be secured.

DevSecOps integrates security practices within the DevOps process, aiming for ‘Security as Code’.

SASE combines network security functions with wide-area networking (WAN) capabilities to support the dynamic secure access needs of organizations.

IAM is the framework for business processes that facilitates the management of electronic or digital identities.

Data Privacy is the practice of ensuring that sensitive data is not available to unauthorized individuals.

Behavioral Analytics in cybersecurity uses machine learning to monitor network behavior and flag abnormal patterns.

Phishing Simulation is a training exercise to educate employees about the dangers of phishing emails.

Dark Web Monitoring involves scanning dark web marketplaces and forums for data that may have been stolen from an organization.

IoT Security involves protecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices and networks from cyber threats.

Supply Chain Security involves protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information in a company’s supply chain.

Cyber Insurance is a policy designed to protect businesses from financial losses due to cyber attacks.

Blockchain can be used in cybersecurity for things like secure transactions, identity verification, and smart contracts.

Augmented Reality can be used for immersive cybersecurity training, providing real-world simulations for SOC specialists to practice.