Recalibrating your security operations

How do organizations adapt?

Kyle Kappel

Kyle Kappel

Cyber Security Leader, KPMG US

+1 949-431-7359

Deron L. Grzetich

Deron L. Grzetich

Managing Director, Cyber Security, KPMG US

+1 312-665-1113

During COVID-19, SecOps teams face a perfect storm of constraints on their working practices, reduced access to operational tools, and a threat landscape in which criminals are exploiting the fear and doubts around COVID-19. How do organizations adapt?

There is some practical advice we can offer, and some areas for consideration include:

  • Not everything can be done remotely
    Given the criticality of the SecOps function, access to the SOC may be granted by local authorities, with some limitations potentially placed on the number of staff allowed on site at any given time.
  • Enable the team to work securely
    Reiterate the need for SecOps employees to maintain secure working practices, and help employees self-assess their physical security at home.
  • Recreate their workstations
    The team is used to working with several monitors and with a specific keyboard. These pieces of hardware aren’t just preferences; they enable SecOps analysts and engineers to work quickly, efficiently and accurately.