Events , Governance & Risk Management , Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

SOC: Build vs. Buy - When Is It Right?

Ontinue's CEO Geoff Haydon on How to Choose a Reliable SOC Service Provider
Geoff Haydon, CEO, Ontinue

The midsize market encounters many cybersecurity hurdles, including the increasing volume of information that needs to be protected, the shift to hybrid cloud, and limited skilled personnel to build and implement security programs. What does the SOC look like for these organizations?

To create a modern SOC, it's essential to have visibility across the enterprise by using a tool set that allows for ingesting telemetry from various operating environments, said Ontinue CEO Geoff Haydon. The ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape poses challenges for organizations to keep up with because "the cost of acquiring the various tools and architectures is substantial."

"Market prominence is an important consideration. Having a company that has that type of reputation and recognition is important," Haydon said. "You want a company that has excellent people and an excellent technology platform. That combination of technology and talent is a best practice for a security operations center."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Haydon also discusses:

  • Barriers that prevent organizations from establishing a modern SOC;
  • Factors to consider for improving security operations;
  • How Ontinue is responding to customer needs and providing a solution.

Haydon has more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise software and security market. He has held senior executive leadership sales and operations roles at several IT and cybersecurity companies. Haydon is also the executive chairman at Open Systems.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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