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Will Gragido of NetWitness on the SOC’s Evolution From Traditional to Intelligent

Will Gragido, head of product management and intelligence, NetWitness

The evolution of security operations centers is resulting in major shifts in cybersecurity management. Traditional SOCs, often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data and alerts, are making way for the intelligent SOC. Will Gragido, head of product management and intelligence at NetWitness, called it a “highly enriched contextual value that’s highly actionable and ultimately drives decisions in a confident fashion.”

The intelligent SOC is not just a technological upgrade but a paradigm shift toward more strategic, informed cybersecurity practices. This new model integrates various intelligence sources, including geopolitical and socioeconomic data, to enhance decision-making and operational efficiency.

“What we envision for the future is a revolution wherein the SOC becomes much more than just an analog for SIEM and other comparable technologies, but much more integral to all cybersecurity decision-making,” Gragido said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Gragido also discussed:

  • Why and how the traditional SOC has run its course;
  • What the intelligence fusion center approach is and how it works;
  • How NetWitness is helping customers develop and refine the intelligent SOC.

Gragido started his journey in technology when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He has been a leader in the cybersecurity industry’s most outstanding services, product, threat research intelligence organizations, including but not limited to ISS, Cassandra Security, TippingPoint DV Labs, RSA, NetWitness FirstWatch, Digital Shadows, Hyas and Prevailion.

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