Acronym for security operations center. This is a facility where an information security team – analysts, engineers, and managers – continuously monitors and analyzes an organization’s security posture. The goal of a SOC team is to detect, analyze, and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents using a diverse set of security technologies and processes. A SOC monitors activity across the full spectrum of technology assets, including applications, databases, endpoints, servers, and Websites, and is charged with ensuring that potential incidents are identified, analyzed, defended against, investigated, and reported.