SOAPA Video with Siemplify (Part 1)

Oltsik_SOAPA_Siemplify.jpgAs part of the ESG SOAPA video series, Amos Stern, CEO of Siemplify, stopped by the ESG studio last week to join the discussion. Not familiar with Siemplify? The company was founded by a team of experienced security operations experts who believe that security operations technology should be easier, provide greater integration, and align better with SOC processes. Based upon these goals, Siemplify offers a product called ThreatNexus, a security operations platform designed to help analysts manage, investigate, and automate, and centralize security operations.

In part 1 of our video conversation, Amos and I talk about:

  • The rationale for security operations technology integration. Amos agrees that large organizations have lots of independent tools for threat detection, each with its own purview of threats and network behavior. Amos says that customers need these silos to work better together so they can get a full picture of threats and have the ability to prioritize actions in a cohesive way. Like SOAPA, Siemplify is designed to bring these threat detection technologies together to facilitate this type of integration.
  • The value of SOAPA for cybersecurity professionals. While SOAPA is a technology architecture, Amos reminds me that security operations is a people issue. This should be a concern for CISOs due to the global cybersecurity skills shortage. ESG research indicates that 45% of organizations say they have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills. Amos claims that SOAPA can help here by aggregating data, aligning with runbooks, and providing a platform for security operations automation and orchestration.
  • SOAPA and security operations processes. Amos states that other business and IT processes have a central management platform of record. For instance, sales operations is often anchored by Salesforce while marketing operations uses Marketo. Following a SOAPA model, Siemplify wants to attain a similar role for security operations by connecting tools, acting as a central workbench for process management and workflow, and providing metrics for continuous improvement.

Amos’s experience comes shining through in this video, and his thoughts really align well with SOAPA. Look for more wisdom from Siemplify in Part 2 of the video series soon!

Topics: Cybersecurity SIEM security operations incident response automation and orchestration SOAPA SOC Siemplify security operations center