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What is a SOC?

Security Operations Centre

CyberHubs provide Security Operations Centres within colleges & IoTs, facilitating training and work experience for students and Cyber Security services for local Businesses.

Technically a SOC:

“takes in data from across IT infrastructure, networks, devices, appliances, and information stores. Its function is to monitor, detect, investigate, and respond to cyber threats; monitoring and protecting assets such as intellectual property (IP), personnel data and business systems”.

The SOC is led by a SOC Manager, and may include incident responders, SOC Analysts (Tiers 1, 2 & 3), Threat Hunters and Incident Response Managers.

The CyberHub Trust SOCs, located in Colleges & IoTs across the UK, provide students and apprentices the opportunity to experience a ‘real world’ facility and work on live Cyber Security challenges.


The CyberHub SOCs can benefit Colleges and IoTs by:

  • Generate an income by providing services to local business/employers
  • Providing opportunities for apprenticeships in cyber security
  • Developing experience of cyber skills for local businesses
  • Offering workshops, SOC Experience presentations and/or training
  • Upskilling teachers
  • Upskilling the local Community