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Next-Gen Security Operations: From SOC to CSOC

  • Date : 20 September 2017

  • Time : 11:00 AM to 04:39 PM IST

  • Topic : Next-Gen Security Operations: From SOC to CSOC

  • Collaborators : BlockArmour & Netmonastery


Cyber-attacks are increasing in sophistication and for effective mitigation organizations must develop detection, response and recovery capabilities in addition to prevention. The Security Operations Center (SOC) serves as the foundation for incident detection and response. However, recent attacks have raised questions on the efficacy of a SOC. Is it time to move to a next-gen SOC or CSOC (Cyber Security Operations Center)?

Unlike conventional security systems that are reactive in nature, CSOC has to take into account proactive monitoring and management capabilities with sophisticated tools for detection, quick response and backed by data and tools for sound analytics.

This webinar provides insights into the current challenges being faced and a practitioner's perspective on what it takes to setup a CSOC.


Shomiron Das Gupta

Founder Netmonastery

Shomiron is a highly experienced Intrusion Analyst, and has been building threat detection systems for more than a decade. He founded NETMONASTERY (NM) at the end of 2002, and set out to deliver quality attack detection products and services to its customers. Shomiron has the experience of building detection strategies for the most advanced security operations centers in the world.

NM also owns one of the leading big data analytics platforms in, this platform serves several industries like healthcare, insurance, transport, banking and media.

Today NM works with happy customers and partners in more than 14 countries.

Outside work he is a trained mountaineer with expedition experience in the high Himalayas.

Narayan Neelakanta

Co-Founder & CEO, Block Armour

With more than 16 years of experience in the area of Cyber Security, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance and IT Infrastructure, Narayan is an entrepreneur & an innovative thought leader responsible for strategizing, implementing and maturing Risk Management & Cyber Security.

He has co-founded Block Armour – a blockchain based cyber security product startup. Prior to founding Block Armour, he worked with National Stock Exchange (NSE) as Head - IT Risk & Compliance & CISO.

He has been a visionary and driving force in building NSE’s IT Risk Management strategic plan, roadmap, methodology, policies, organizational model, staffing, governance, and reporting from the ground up.

Narayan is a well-known speaker at various national and international conferences where he shares his passion, views & concerns on Cyber Security.

He is on the advisory board of the Cyber Security Research Institute (UK) and member of several security forums.

Abhijit Dhongade

Co-Founder & CTO, Block Armour

Abhijit is a pioneer in cyber security and is well-known in the industry for his strong technical acumen and passion towards security.

He has co-founded Block Armour – a blockchain based cyber security product startup. Prior to founding Block Armour, he worked with National Stock Exchange (NSE) as Head – Security Operations Center.

He has more than a decade of professional experience and is considered an expert in the areas of Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) systems, Security Operations Center (SOC) and Incident Response (IR).

Abhijit has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Mumbai University and he is a SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)