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SOC and Cybersecurity Services: building your Cyber Defence

Our joint mission is to support complex organizations in implementing a 360°  cyber defence, combining the Security Operations Center (SOC) operated by Axians Switzerland and the E-Venture Cyber Solutions' experience in cyber security governance.

Axians Switzerland
A Business Unit of E-Venture Business Solutions

Axians is bringing its Security Operations Center (SOC) services to the Canton of Ticino with a partnership with E-Venture Business Solutions

SOC — your cyber security command center

Your cyber security command center

Cyber incident management for identifying threats, analyzing cyber security incidents, proposing countermeasures, and providing remediation and recovery support.

Risk and Security Cockpit

Risk and Security Cockpit

Display and interface for customers giving them the complete picture on all security incidents, including a cyber risk assessment of their organization and its business processes, along with reporting functions of individual Key Performance Indicators.

Holistic Cyber Security: Through its partnership with E-Venture Business Solutions, the SOC in Arlesheim, near Basel, can now offer customers in Ticino targeted local protection against cyber attacks. 

Combined with the new partnership with E-Venture Business Solutions, the newly opened SOC in Arlesheim, near Basel, is a strategic expansion of Axians’ services.

E-Venture Business Solution benefits from long-established expertise in management consulting, strategy implementation and troubleshooting in a range of industries, such as banking & finance, oil & gas and manufacturing.

With this partnership, Axians is reacting to the fast-growing relevance of holistic cyber security solutions for heavily regulated industries such as the financial and industrial sectors.​

Read more about Axians Switzerland and E-Venture Business solutions cyber services partnership.

The essential role of Transition Projects in SOC implementation

A transition project, in the context of implementing a Security Operations Center (SOC), is a critical phase that involves the process of planning, designing, setting up, and operationalizing the SOC. This phase is essential for ensuring that the SOC is fully functional and capable of meeting its objectives in terms of identifying, assessing, responding to, and mitigating cyber threats. The importance of a transition project when implementing a SOC can be highlighted through several key aspects:

Strategic Alignment: A transition project ensures that the SOC's operations are aligned with the organization's overall cybersecurity strategy and objectives. It helps in setting clear goals for threat detection, incident response, and continuous monitoring, ensuring that the SOC contributes effectively to the organization's security posture.

Resource Allocation: Proper planning during the transition project phase helps in identifying the necessary resources, including technology tools, human resources, and budget, required for the SOC to function efficiently. This ensures that the SOC is well-equipped to handle the cybersecurity challenges it will face.

Process Development: The transition project is crucial for developing and documenting the processes and procedures the SOC will follow. This includes incident response protocols, escalation procedures, communication plans, and standard operating procedures (SOPs). These processes are vital for ensuring a coordinated and effective response to security incidents.

Technology Integration: Implementing a SOC involves integrating various cybersecurity tools and technologies, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and other security analytics tools. The transition project phase allows for the careful selection, integration, and configuration of these technologies to ensure they work seamlessly together.

Training and Awareness: The transition phase also focuses on training SOC staff and creating awareness among the organization's employees. This includes training on the specific technologies used, processes to follow during incidents, and general cybersecurity awareness. A well-trained team is essential for the effective operation of a SOC.

Testing and Validation: Before becoming fully operational, it's important to test and validate the SOC's capabilities. The transition project allows for the conducting of drills, simulations, and other exercises to ensure that the SOC can effectively detect and respond to cyber threats. This phase also helps in identifying any gaps or areas for improvement.

Compliance and Legal Considerations: A transition project helps in addressing legal and compliance issues related to cybersecurity, ensuring that the SOC operations comply with relevant laws, regulations, and standards. This is crucial for avoiding legal penalties and ensuring that the SOC operates within ethical guidelines.

In summary, a transition project is critical for the successful implementation of a SOC because it lays the groundwork for the SOC's operations, ensuring that it is well-equipped, well-prepared, and aligned with the organization's cybersecurity goals. This meticulous planning and preparation phase significantly enhances the SOC's effectiveness in combating cyber threats and protecting the organization's digital assets.

In the context of a SOC Transition Project, NIST CSF provides a comprehensive approach by emphasizing the identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery from cyber threats, fostering a well-rounded cybersecurity posture. It allows for flexibility and customization, focusing on risk management and continuous improvement, ensuring the SOC can adapt to evolving threats. On the other hand, ISO/IEC 27001 offers a systematic framework for managing sensitive information through risk assessments, implementation of security controls, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. It helps in developing detailed policies and procedures, ensuring the SOC operates within a structured information security management system (ISMS). Together, these frameworks facilitate the SOC transition project by providing clear guidelines for effective cybersecurity management, ensuring alignment with international standards and enhancing the organization's security.

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