A Security Operations Centre (SOC) is a 24/7/365 facility of hardware, software and a dedicated IT security team that uses tools to enable prevention, detection, analysis and response to cybersecurity threats and incidents in real time. The primary function is to be aware of the events that are taking place within the systems and networks. Essentially it lays the groundwork for balancing network availability along with security. It processes the flow of information between these two functions. In today’s world, there are increasing amounts of regulations and compliance that organizations need to fulfill which SOCs address as well as assess.