Job Profile: SOC Manager
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2022 by Faye Copp — No comments
Pathway: Cybersecurity Operations
Now you’ve gained the experience and skills needed to progress your career within Cyber Security Operations - the next step would be to become a SOC Manager. Ex-military jobseekers with Incident, IT & Comms or team management experience may be able to compete effectively without prior experience as a SOC analyst.
WHAT DOES A SOC MANAGER DO?
Monitors SIEM alerts, manages and configures security monitoring tools. Prioritises and triages alerts or issues to determine whether a real security incident is taking place. Manages teams of SOC Analysts.
HOW MUCH DOES A SOC MANAGER MAKE IN THE UK?
The average salary expectations are £55,000 - £75,000.
WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO BECOME A SOC MANAGER?
Those with managerial and strong leadership skills make great SOC Managers. Have a look at the soft and hard skills required and see if they are a good match to your own skills and experience.
Soft skills required
Equally important to the technical skills (those with a CISSP certification), a successful SOC manager must also be able to effectively lead a team of employees and have:
Proven professional skills
Ability to handle high-pressure situations
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Management/ Leadership skills e.g. team leader (Junior NCO level upwards) in the Armed Forces
Hard skills required
Employers will also be looking for a candidate who has proven knowledge of monitoring, detection, incident response and hacking to support security operations. Certifications include:
Course: Udemy Information Systems Security for Professionals: CISSP
Certification: Udemy CISSP Certification: Domains 1, 2, 3 & 4 Video Training-2020
Course (optional extra): Crest Certified Incident Handler
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