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Managed 24/7 SOC – Why is it a necessity?

Managed 24/7 SOC – Why is it a necessity?

What is a SOC? A Security Operations Center (SOC) is the core of an organization’s cybersecurity program.  It is responsible for identifying and responding to cybersecurity incidents within the network. An organization’s SOC is composed of a few interrelated pieces:...

The Top 11 Benefits of Managed Security Services Providers

The Top 11 Benefits of Managed Security Services Providers

A Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) like Clearnetwork is an external organization that handles some or all of an organization’s cybersecurity.  Partnering with an MSSP allows an organization to take advantage of a number of different advantages compared to...

Top 10 Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

Top 10 Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are designed to protect an organization from ongoing cyber threats.  However, not all of these systems work in the same way or have the same objectives.  Important distinctions between types of...

SIEM vs MSSP vs MDR vs SOCaaS

SIEM vs MSSP vs MDR vs SOCaaS

Understanding Managed Security Services Managed security services come in a wide range of potential offerings. The available services can vary greatly from provider to provider, even if they are advertised as the same thing. Understanding what to expect from each type...

Introduction to Threat Hunting – What, Why and How

Introduction to Threat Hunting – What, Why and How

Many organizations take a reactive approach to cybersecurity. Often, the first indication that they have that something is happening on their network is when they receive an alert of an attack in progress. However, by this point, it may already be too late to stop the...

HIPAA Compliance – What is HIPAA and how do I meet compliance?

HIPAA Compliance – What is HIPAA and how do I meet compliance?

What is HIPAA Compliance? HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Title II of the Act sets the physical, network, and process security standards required of organizations that handle protected health information (PHI). HIPAA compliance is...

Prevention vs Detection-based Security Approach

Prevention vs Detection-based Security Approach

Why You Should Add Detection To Your Security Strategy A number of different approaches to cyber defense exist.  However, they can generally be classified into prevention-based and detection-based strategies.  In a prevention-based strategy, an organization does its...

IBM Managed Security Alternative – Security Services

IBM Managed Security Alternative – Security Services

What is an alternative to IBM Managed Security? Looking for a IBM Managed Security competitor? IBM is a big name in cybersecurity and is often considered to be a top service provider (MSSP), but it also demands a high price. The firm has been getting overall positive...

CriticalStart Alternative – Managed Detection Response

CriticalStart Alternative – Managed Detection Response

What is an alternative to CriticalStart? Looking for a CriticalStart competitor? CriticalStart is a big name in cybersecurity and is often considered to be a top managed security service provider (MSSP), but it also demands a high price. The firm has been getting...

Best Alternatives to Verizon Security Service.

Best Alternatives to Verizon Security Service.

What is an alternative to Verizon Managed Security? Looking for a Verizon Managed Security competitor? Verizon is a big name in cybersecurity and is often considered to be a top security service provider, but it also demands a high price. The firm has been getting...