MD SOC Design & Install Services
When your Germantown business faces a potential security breach, rapid response time is critical. With a well-equipped Security Operations Center at your command, you have all the necessary tools to react quickly and make business-critical decisions.
Could your Germantown business benefit from a world-class Security Ops Center? To find out, contact Allegiance Security Integration and begin designing a surveillance system to suit your company’s needs.
What Is a Security Operations Center?
Also called a Command Center, the Security Operations Center (SOC) is a centralized unit within a building that handles security issues immediately as they arise. Access to CCTV security cameras, lighting, alarms, and vehicle barriers allow on-site staff members to monitor physical threats to the organization in real-time.
Cyber security is also an issue, with hackers potentially pounding on your digital door at any given moment. When the safety of your business and assets are at stake, every second counts when responding to these threats.
Features of a Security Ops Center from ASI
SOCs offer many flexible security features, including:
- Access Control
- Video Surveillance
- Intrusion Detection
- Visitor Management
- Audio/Video Intercom
- Remote Operations
- Two-Way Audio
- Control Cameras
How to Design a Security Ops Center for Your Germantown Business
Establishing and maintaining an effective SOC for your business requires careful consideration. When you choose ASI for help designing your Security Ops Center, here are the points we’ll go over with you:
- Top-priority risks: Different businesses are prone to various types of security threats. This is why the first step in designing an effective SOC is to identify the most likely risks and prioritize them based on their potential severity and impact. Only then can you shape the Command Center to address the individual needs of your Germantown business.
- Objectives: Pinpoint exactly what you want your Security Ops Center to accomplish, both immediately and over the long-term. Identify specific situations you hope to avoid when your SOC goes live. Once you define these objectives, you can prioritize which features are most important to meet your goals. This allows you to narrow down what the system should include to be financially and logistically viable.
- Technology requirements: With the risks identified and objectives defined, it’s time to design the underlying infrastructure of your SOC. You need technology to provide physical security, such as surveillance cameras and alarms, as well as digital security, including firewalls, intrusion defense systems (IDS), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and security information and event management (SIEM).
- Training requirements: Your SOC is only as effective as the people operating it. Outfitting your Command Center requires you to train a tech-savvy team with all the skills they’ll need to run your Security Ops Center. To make your job easier, start by identifying the necessary skillset and what gaps are present with your existing support staff. Then, arrange training so your employees can put the well-designed SOC to good use.
- Standard operating procedures: Part of your staff training efforts should include facing various scenarios so your team can practice problem-solving in a live environment. Clearly define the standard operating procedures you expect for various situations so that if a real threat occurs, your Security Ops Center will launch into action without hesitation.
Install a Security Operations Center in Germantown, MD
A carefully designed and implemented SOC can serve as the primary means of security for your company. With a decade of experience designing and installing Security Ops Centers for businesses in Germantown, ASI is your top choice for surveillance and security systems.
To find out more about how our solutions can help keep your MD company safe from security threats, please contact ASI today!