Cybersecurity Terminology

What is SOC-as-a-Service?

SOC-as-a-service is offered as a subscription- or software-based service to help avoid security threats in the online world. SOC (Security Operations Center) is a facility that houses a security team for monitoring and protecting an organization’s security posture. The centers have security analysts and engineers who oversee security operations using sophisticated programs and analytical tools. Instead of hiring expensive cybersecurity staff, you can partner with a SOC provider, like AgileBlue. This saves you time and money.

What is Endpoint Detection and Response?

Endpoint detection and response, also known as EDR, is an integrated endpoint security solution that combines real-time continuous monitoring and collection of endpoint data with rules-based automated response and analysis capabilities.

What is Extended Detection and Response?

Extended Detection and Response, also known as XDR, is a new approach to threat detection and response that provides holistic protection against cyberattacks, unauthorized access and misuse.

What is Managed Detection and Response?

Managed Detection and Response, also known as MDR, is a security platform that provides advanced 24/7 security control that often includes a range of fundamental security activities including cloud-managed security for organizations that cannot maintain their own security operations center (SOC). 

What is the difference between SOC 1 and SOC 2?

A SOC 1 Audit is focused on internal controls related to financial reporting (ICFR). A SOC 2 Audit is focused on information and IT security identified by any of 5 Trust Services Categories: security, confidentiality, information privacy, processing integrity and availability.

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor authentication, also known as MFA, is an electronic authentication method in which a user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism: knowledge, possession, and inherence.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence.

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning, also known as ML, is a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. It is a branch of artificial intelligence based on the idea that systems can learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention.

What is Managed Risk?

Security Risk Management is the ongoing process of identifying security risks and implementing plans to address them. Risk is determined by considering the likelihood that known threats will exploit vulnerabilities and the impact they have on valuable assets.

What is an Agent?

An agent is a program that collects information or performs a task in the background at a particular schedule. Agents can be distinguished from objects by their autonomous, flexible behavior. Software agents offer many benefits to end users by performing complex, repetitive tasks.

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