How to Prepare for SOC Automation

GSTN CISO Anand Pande on the Organization's SOC Journey
Anand Pande, CISO, GSTN

The SOC has evolved from a log collector to a threat intelligence tool that helps organizations prepare in advance for attacks, says Anand Pande, CISO of the Goods and Services Tax Network, a non-profit, organization that manages the entire IT system of the goods and services tax portal in India.

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"In SOC, UEBA [user and entity behavior analytics] and SOAR [security orchestration automation and response] aspects are critical. But we need to have process maturity - and currently we are in that phase. From this year, we are focusing on taking it to the next level where behavior analytics can be done," Pande. says.

In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's Cybersecurity Summit in New Delhi, Pande also discusses:

  • How is GSTN planning its SOC journey;
  • Challenges of automating SOC;
  • How to approach security for a critical infrastructure.

Pande is CISO at GSTN. He has more than 18 years of experience in infosec, IT governance, risk management and compliance. He has worked across different industrial sectors. His specific areas of expertise include designing, implementation and management of information security and IT infrastructure.

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Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Suparna Goswami is Associate Editor at ISMG Asia and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats ranging from global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine, and leading Indian newspapers like DNA and Times of India.

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