Second Annual Study of the Economics of the Security Operations Centers: What is the True Cost for Effective Results?

The report features key insights from 682 SOC managers, security analysts, general security practitioners, IT managers and directors.

From SOC complexity and effectiveness to ROI and salaries, Ponemon* provides a COVID-19 update on the state of today’s SOC, budgets for SOC tools, and how organizations can be successful in 2021.

Among the key callouts in this report:

  • 84% say the SOC is essential
  • 52% say SOC ROI is getting worse
  • SOCs spend $2.7M annually on security engineers

*Source: Ponemon Institute Study, Second Annual Study on the Economics of Security Operations Centers – What is the True Cost of Effective Results, January 2021.