Cybersecurity Prediction: AI-Driven SOCs Will Be a Necessity in 2024 and Beyond

Sep 25, 2023


Welcome to the digital era, where doing business online is quick, easy, and profitable. This means that more and more businesses are taking to the ‘net to secure their stakes in the marketplace. All is well until, well, it isn’t anymore.

The smell of money has attracted many predators, making internet transactions rather precarious. These bandits are known as cybercriminals and are here to steal your data.

Is a small IT department enough to stave off the cyber barbarians?

Rather than entertaining any unnecessary cyber risks, companies are turning toward third-party Security Operations Centers (SOCs). A professional SOC can handle anything the cyber hackers throw at you. Here’s what Gartner has to say about the growing popularity of SOCs:

Gartner Prediction: 50% of Organizations Will Use AI-Driven SOCs by 2024

Gartner has predicted that 50% of organizations operating online will embrace the services of AI-powered SOCs by the year 2024.

This comes as no surprise, as the number of data compromises has skyrocketed since the pandemic.

Before that, many organizations have rarely had to keep more than a handful of IT professionals under their wings, but that is a trend that will stay in the past. Nowadays, smart leaders understand the need for an IT team dedicated to discovering, solving, and preventing cybersecurity threats. Rather than wait for cyber catastrophes to happen, these thought leaders outsource IT companies to come in and set up defenses.

Why Choose SOCs?

Gartner is predicting that a large number of companies will be using SOCs, but why would so many flock toward such a service? Well, there are plenty of good reasons to work with a SOC! Let’s take a deep dive into the many advantages of working with a SOC here:

1. Your Last Line of Defense

So, the cyber crooks have stolen your password and can now log into your work account. This would be a rather disastrous situation, but a vigilant SOC can easily detect and block intrusive login attempts on your behalf. Even if hackers gain the slightest bit of ground into your territory, you can rest assured that the SOC will be on it instantly.

2. Your Turnkey Solution

Once inside your company databases, cybercriminals invoke access to all sorts of data, from proprietary formulations to photos of your last corporate luncheon. Like a pest infestation, they don’t go away on their own! Someone has to deal with it, but that person is hard to find when the infiltrator is already lurking among your ranks.

With a strong Managed Service Provider (MSP) like Robust, you won’t need to search for an immediate solution to the problem; give us a call, and our team can expel the invader in your stead.

3. 24/7 Threat Surveillance

An in-house IT staff needs to sleep, which leaves a window of opportunity for attack under cover of night. A dedicated SOC will work around the clock to monitor your organization for cyber threats, dispatch a technician to eliminate them, and then seal up any vulnerabilities that lead to them. Rest easy knowing that your organization is protected all day and night.

4. Adapts to New Threats

When the world becomes wise to one type of cyber attack, new ones emerge to take its place. A SOC will have heard about or already dealt with such invaders when they happen, many times long before the general population is even aware of their existence. It can analyze the new threat and develop countermeasures by the time you encounter it.

5. Cost-Effective

The median salary of just one cybersecurity analyst is $112,000 per year. That’s a pretty sizable cost to protect your business from electronic attacks! Hiring a SOC takes the bite out of IT payroll and frees up your time so you can focus on the bottom line.

6. Always on the Cutting Edge

Old equipment and software just won’t do when it comes to defending your organization from cyber attackers. To fight new threats, you need equally powerful, state-of-the-art technologies. A SOC will have all of these already in operation as soon as they develop.

Let Robust Network Solutions Protect Your Data

The arrival of the digital era means companies are finding it easier to launch products and services through the Internet. Unfortunately, it also comes with an exorbitant amount of cyber risks and debilitating cyber invasions. A downed server or ransomware raid can leave your company out of commission or, worse, completely bankrupt. When it comes to the safety and security of your digital operations, nothing is more valuable than an experienced MSP.

Robust Network Solutions has kept the Bay Area safe from cyber dangers since 2003. We have a powerful cybersecurity package ready for you: email security, penetration testing, intrusion prevention, device protection, and remote monitoring are all just a call away. Schedule a meeting with our cybersecurity experts to start protecting your data today.