Security Operations , Security Operations Center (SOC)

The Case Against a 'SOC in a Box'

John Matthews of Extrahop on Avoiding Homogeneity in Security Platforms
John Matthews, CIO, Extrahop

Homogeneity in security platforms can be a problem, says John Matthews of Extrahop, who makes the case for avoiding implementing a “SOC in a box.”

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in Toronto, Matthews discusses:

  • The risks of a “SOC in a box”;
  • Consolidating security processes;
  • The advantages of IT and OT working in unison.

Matthews is CIO at ExtraHop Networks, where counsels enterprise customers as they evolve their IT operations.

About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.

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