SURFsoc: enhancing information security together

SURFsoc gives you a single point of contact for all your infrastructure security issues. SURFsoc monitors cyber threats and possible attacks on the institutional infrastructure, for example via a SIEM system. We share the knowledge that we acquire within SURFsoc with the institutions.

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Advantages SURFsoc

One single point of contact for joint services that detect and prevent security incidents. Also, exchange knowledge more easily. The advantages of SURFsoc are:

  • one point of contact for all your security affairs.
  • consists of existing (and proven) unique SURF services.
  • more and better knowledge exchange through cooperation between SURFcert and SIEM.
  • improves your institution's information security.

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SURFcert: 24/7 support for security incidents

  • 24/7 support for security incidents in use cases
  • Scanning and anticipation
  • Monitoring
  • Sharing knowledge

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  • Alerting attacks 24/7
  • Use case management
  • Sharing knowledge with SURFcert

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Services in development:

Scan and anticipate: OSINT & PANGA

Proactive Analysis towards Advanced Attacks (PANGA): examine how to anticipate threats.

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) uses public sources of information to detect vulnerabilities within the SURF network.

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Guard and intercept: DNS monitoring/filtering and IDS

SURF develops security services to intercept irregularities in the network more quickly and more effectively, such as DNS monitoring/filtering, and an Intrusion Detection System.

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Working together in communities:

Read more about cybersecurity in the position paper: