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Security Operations Centers (SOC) integrate intelligence and analytics with technology to monitor security and improve incident response. SOCs are the core component to mitigate economic risks, protect corporate assets, maintain situational awareness, and safeguard all personnel. 

Our control rooms are designed to maximize employee performance as you forecast events, analyze business impacts, and improve decision-making. 

Why do you need to Build the Security Operations Center? 

  1. Centralized Command and Control: The SOC acts as the centralized hub for an organization’s security operations. It brings together a team of security analysts and engineers who monitor the network, identify potential threats, and coordinate responses.
  2. Real-Time Threat Monitoring and Response: An SOC's primary function is to provide continuous, real-time monitoring of an organization’s IT infrastructure.
  3. Incident Management and Resolution: When a security incident occurs, the SOC is the first line of defense.
  4. Compliance and Reporting: With growing regulatory requirements around data protection and cybersecurity, the SOC plays a vital role in ensuring compliance. SOC teams are tasked with maintaining detailed logs and reports of security incidents and responses, which are essential for audits and regulatory reviews.

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The Architect’s Perspective of Building Security Operations Center:

1. Human Factor Engineering: This concept is the foundation of our design approach, which means designing a workspace that prioritizes ergonomics, from adjustable desks and chairs to optimal lighting and climate control. When designing and building a security operations center, we consider all elements:
    •  Adjustable console  
    • Placement of equipment
    • Lighting and acoustic  
    • Climate control  
    • IT equipment and cabling
2. Technological Integration: The SOC must be equipped with top-of-the-line technology, including large display screens, AV systems, and communication tools. Evans ensures that the layout of the Security Operations Center supports these technologies, with ample space for equipment, efficient cable management, and infrastructure that can adapt to future technological advancements. 

3. Security and Access Control: This includes designing physical barriers to unauthorized access, securing site permitter, implementing secure entry systems, and ensuring that the SOC is resilient to both physical and cyber threats. We collaborate with security experts to build Security Operations Center that is fully protected from potential vulnerabilities. 

From initial operational planning to the final installation of consoles, we manage every aspect of building a Security Operations Center. Our comprehensive approach ensures that every detail is meticulously handled, resulting in a seamless and efficient setup tailored to your organization’s specific needs.  


Screenshot 2024-05-31 131150Design of one of the SOC projects here at Evans


Step-by-Step Plan for Building a Security Operations Center  

  1. Define Objectives and Requirements
    • Assess Security Needs
    • Set Clear Goals
  2. Design the SOC Architecture Choose a Location
    • Conduct the Operational Planning
    • Run an Ergonomic Assessment  
    • Plan a Layout
    • Specify Technological Infrastructure
  3. Develop Policies and Procedures
    • Create Security Policies
    • Create Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  4. Build and Equip the SOC
    • Consoles Setup
    • Software Installation
    • Physical Security
    • Lighting, acoustic panels etc
  5. Staff the SOC
    • Recruit Skilled Personnel
    • Provide Training for Existing Personnel
  6. Test and Optimize
    • Conduct Initial Testing 
    • Go live
    • Monitor and Adapt 


Understanding the Difference Between SOC and GSOC

A Security Operations Center (SOC) is a centralized unit that deals with security issues on an organizational and technical level. Its primary function is to monitor, detect, analyze, and respond to cybersecurity incidents using a combination of technology solutions and a strong set of processes. 

On the other hand, a Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) expands the traditional SOC's scope to a global scale. A GSOC not only handles cybersecurity threats but also integrates physical security measures. It operates on a broader scale, often covering multiple geographical locations and time zones. 

SOC Security & Safety Compliance Standards 

Teams with the highest levels of national security clearance are ready to work in top-secret, high-security areas where sensitive information is handled. Recognizing the importance of operating in these secure environments, all team members are thoroughly briefed to understand and comply with all security protocols. 


At Evans, we understand the ever-evolving security landscape and a SOC's critical role in safeguarding your organization. We design and build robust and innovative SOCs to keep your organization a step ahead. We partner with you to understand your unique challenges, whether it's integrating disparate security systems, optimizing workflow, or fostering a collaborative environment for your security analysts. 

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