Monday May 20, 2024

#182 - Shaping the SOC of Tomorrow (with Debbie Gordon)

This episode of CISO Tradecraft, hosted by G Mark Hardy, features special guest Debbie Gordon. The discussion focuses on the critical role of Security Operations Centers (SOCs) in an organization's cybersecurity efforts, emphasizing the importance of personnel, skill development, and maintaining a high-performing team. It covers the essential aspects of building and managing a successful SOC, from hiring and retaining skilled incident responders to measuring their performance and productivity. The conversation also explores the benefits of simulation-based training with CloudRange Cyber, highlighting how such training can improve job satisfaction, reduce incident response times, and help organizations meet regulatory requirements. Through this in-depth discussion, listeners gain insights into best practices for enhancing their organization's cybersecurity posture and developing key skill sets to defend against evolving cyber threats.

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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:04 The Indispensable Role of Security Operations Centers (SOCs)
  • 02:07 Building an Effective SOC: Starting with People
  • 03:04 Measuring Productivity and Performance in Your SOC
  • 05:36 The Importance of Continuous Training and Simulation in Cybersecurity
  • 09:00 Debbie Gordon on the Evolution of Cyber Training
  • 11:54 Developing Cybersecurity Talent: The Importance of Simulation Training
  • 14:46 The Critical Role of People in Cybersecurity
  • 21:57 The Impact of Regulations on Cybersecurity Practices
  • 24:36 The Importance of Proactive Cybersecurity Training
  • 26:26 Redefining Cybersecurity Roles and Training Approaches
  • 30:08 Leveraging Cyber Ranges for Real-World Cybersecurity Training
  • 36:03 Evaluating and Enhancing Cybersecurity Skills and Team Dynamics
  • 37:49 Maximizing Cybersecurity Training ROI and Employee Engagement
  • 41:40 Exploring CloudRange Cyber's Training Solutions
  • 43:28 Conclusion: The Future of Cybersecurity Training

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