Access to a SecOps Community – in Real Time

Access to a SecOps Community – in Real Time
Communities are essential to our collective defense against the adversary Friday, April 16, 2021By: Ryan Alban - Senior Manager Systems Engineering


Your role as a cybersecurity professional can put you into positions of friction with the rest of your organization
SecOps community collaboration is key to success
Secureworks® Taegis™ XDR’s “Ask an Expert” feature provides this community support

We all know there aren’t enough cybersecurity professionals to defend against an increasingly sophisticated adversary. And all organizations are being asked to do more with less. You might be part of a small InfoSec team, maybe you wear multiple hats, or perhaps you’re the only person in your organization tasked with cybersecurity. No matter what team you have, we both know it isn't enough, and this can be intimidating. You need all the help you can get. But who can you collaborate with? Where can you vent your frustrations? Who can provide feedback and guidance?

A career in cybersecurity can be alienating. It can put you into positions of friction with the rest of your organization. You understand and appreciate the risks of engaging in a digitally connected world. You know that it is not a matter of "if" but "when;" you "assume breach" and hunt for signals of intrusion. But not everyone in your organization understands this, and it can be exhausting trying to help them understand. You might feel like a stranger in your own organization.

I feel this sentiment when I have conversations with customers, and I see it the in various InfoSec communities on Twitter, Reddit, and other digital spaces. We reach out beyond our organizational boundaries to other security professionals because we all need someone in our corner. Someone who understands us and can back us up, give a second opinio ..