Hewlett Packard Enterprise Finds Security Operations Centers Lack Maturity and Skilled Professionals in 2016 State of Security Operations Report

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January 19, 2016 – CyberSafe vendor partner Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) published today its third annual State of Security Operations Report 2016, highlighting the critical role security operations centers (SOCs) play in protecting today’s digital enterprise. As organizations face an increasingly volatile threat landscape, the report assesses SOC maturity levels to help organizations improve their security posture and understand the components of a successful security operations organization.

Published by HPE Security Intelligence and Operations Consulting (SIOC), the report examines 114 SOCs in more than 150 assessments around the globe and measures four areas of performance: people, processes, technology and business function. This year’s report indicates that security operations maturity remains well below optimal levels, with 85 percent of assessed organizations falling below recommended maturity levels. While this number is alarmingly high, it accounts for the influx of new SOCs that enterprises are building to address evolving security challenges. These findings also demonstrate the need for organizations to strike the right performance balance across all areas of the SOC, from the foundation up.

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