Threats a SOC Can Detect

What Are the Top 7 Threats a SOC Can Detect?

Having SOC services for your business protects you from threats and keeps your critical data safe. As a leading Security Operations Center (SOC) services provider in Calgary, IroncladTEK leverages diverse tools and methodologies to safeguard systems against potential threats. These threats vary significantly depending on your industry, clientele, partners, services, and overall exposure.

Through extensive experience, our SOC analysts have encountered and mitigated a wide range of attacks, identifying five prevalent methodologies in the process. Here are seven key threats that IroncladTEK’s SOC services can help you detect and mitigate.

Denial of Service (DoS)

These attacks flood networks or systems with excessive traffic, blocking legitimate user access. Monitoring network traffic with intrusion detection systems to pinpoint and mitigate DoS incidents ensures system availability even under attack.


This cyber attack involves deceptive emails or messages to extract sensitive information. Advanced email filtering and other strategies to counter phishing attempts are encouraged. Coupled with internal awareness programs, this can bolster your organization’s defences against these attacks, minimizing potential financial or reputational damage.


Malicious software designed to damage or disrupt systems can range from data surveillance to taking over machines for unauthorized uses, such as crypto mining, which degrades system and network performance. To mitigate such threats, utilize sophisticated malware detection tools, including endpoint protection, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS), and malware analysis tools.


Malware that encrypts files and demands payment for their release. Ransomware often remains undetected until it’s too late. SOC services often offer ransomware detection capabilities, data loss prevention (DLP) strategies, and backup solutions, which can neutralize the ransomware threat, facilitating swift recovery from such attacks without succumbing to extortion.

Insider Threats

These threats are risks posed by individuals with legitimate system access within the organization. Individuals who pose a threat can be a significant security vulnerability, using access control, zero-trust frameworks, and behavioural monitoring tools to identify and prevent insider-induced breaches.

Brute Force Attack

An automated system is used to try various password combinations to break through and access a network. As one of the most common threats to organizations today, it allows unauthorized access to gain access to sensitive data. With several access points, like SSH management ports, user accounts, and remote access, organizations need strong password policies, multi-factor authentication, and account lockout policies.

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)?

A targeted attack that requires meticulous planning and is prolonged, APTs are created to steal sensitive data but can damage the business’s network. The threat is designed to go unnoticed so the attacker can maintain ongoing access to the target over time.

Security Operations Centre Services in Calgary

Facing cybersecurity threats is an inevitable part of organizational growth and digital exposure.
Preparedness is vital, and IroncladTEK’s comprehensive SOC services are designed to detect, counter, and prevent various cybersecurity challenges, safeguarding your data and network integrity.

Unlike one-size-fits-all solutions, our services are tailored to fit your specific needs. Contact IroncladTEK’s cybersecurity experts to understand how our SOC services can strengthen your cybersecurity and protect your organization from emerging digital threats.