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Not Your Parents’ SOC? Building The Modern ‘Cyber Command Center’

Hackers are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks.

Detecting breaches in enterprise IT environments still takes months.

‘Zero day’ attacks – cyberattacks that target previously unknown vulnerabilities – can easily bypass most cybersecurity technology.

It’s time for the Security Operations Center (SOC) to rise to the challenge of modern enterprise cybersecurity.

AmerisourceBergen’s Three Cybersecurity Challenges

The security of the pharmacy supply chain is paramount.

The security of the pharmacy supply chain is paramount.

AmerisourceBergen is a leading wholesale pharmaceutical company that provides drug distribution and related supply chain services to pharmacies and healthcare providers throughout the globe.

I spoke with Umesh Yerram, AmerisourceBergen’s chief data protection officer, about how it handles cybersecurity. “We’re protecting healthcare delivery and its secure supply chain,” Yerram explained. “AmerisourceBergen actually impacts human life. We touch people’s lives.”

Yerram had a sober assessment of the cybersecurity challenges facing the company. “Threats over the last couple years have become more sophisticated,” he said. “There are new, more sophisticated threat vectors and new vulnerabilities.”

To address AmerisourceBergen’s cybersecurity challenges, Yerram focused his efforts on its Cyber Command Center (CCC) – a government and military term for what most enterprises call a ‘Security Operations Center,” or SOC.

Read the entire article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2018/09/21/not-your-parents-soc-building-the-modern-cyber-command-center/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, Securonix is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. Image credit: Quinn Comendant.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.