Second Annual Economics of the SOC Report

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The SOC is Essential, But Is it Effective?

84%

say the SOC is essential

$2.7M

annual SOC spend on security engineers

52%

say SOC ROI is getting worse

In this report, Ponemon* provides a COVID-19 update on the state of today’s SOC, budgets for SOC tools, perceived ROI, and how organizations can be successful in 2021. The report features key insights from 682 SOC managers, security analysts, general security practitioners, IT managers and directors.

From SOC complexity and effectiveness to ROI and salaries, Ponemon provides a COVID-19 update on the state of today’s SOC, budgets for SOC tools, and how organizations can be successful in 2021.

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53%

are effective at detecting incidents

20%

increase to outsourcing costs YoY

23%

rate security engineering as effective

Source: Ponemon Institute Study, Second Annual Study on the Economics of Security Operations Centers
– What is the True Cost of Effective Results, January 2021.

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