SOC Managers Overwhelmed by Cyber Threat Occurence

Reasons for occurrence increases and decreases of cyber threats


McAfee Labs recently set out to evaluate how the role of Security Operation Centers (SOC) has evolved over time and what role they will play in the future. A global leader in cyber threat research, intelligence, and security, McAfee surveyed 400 SOC managers to compile a report commissioned by Intel Security. The report shows that 93% percent of survey respondents found themselves unable to triage potential cyber threats. Highest on their list of wants is the ability to use coordinated threat “detection”, “remediation”, “eradication” and “prevention” measures to effectively deal with potential cyber intrusions in managing future growth.

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In short, PacketSled would have truly benefited those SOC managers who stated they were too overwhelmed to effectively triage potential threats.

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Here are some more interesting findings of the survey:

  • Cyber threat alerts go uninvestigated 25% of the time.
  • 67% of survey respondents reported increased intrusion alerts.
  • 26% of survey participants said they responded reactively to threats even though they had proactive plans in place.
  • 2016 has seen an increase of 80% in new ransomware samples.
  • Bundlelore browser extension installations into Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, caused a 637% increase in MacOS threats.

See the full report here:

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