Highlights From Voice Of The Security Analyst Study [Infographic]

Alexa Rzasa
by Alexa Rzasa
category Research

Respond Software commissioned the Cyentia Institute, led by founder Wade Baker, to research the tasks conducted in the modern Security Operations Center (SOC). This new report, The Voice of the Analyst Study, focuses on the human side of the SOC/CIRT to build understanding, share insight, and ultimately empower teams to be the best they can be.

While there is broad acceptance in the industry that SOCs are falling behind in the face of modern data volumes and attack techniques, until now, no one has dissected all of the daily tasks to identify high-value from low-value. More importantly, we wanted to uncover where security analysts are spending the most time and if that time is producing real value (like stopping attacks). Most research projects in this area survey leadership teams rather than giving the SOC analysts an opportunity to voice their opinions. At Respond we believe in “ground truth," and this led us to launch this new research initiative.

Take a look at a few of the study highlights in the infographic below. The results may surprise you. You can also download the full report and register for the Respond Voice of the Analyst webinar at

If you're a security analyst and would like your voice to be heard, we invite you to take our short Voice of the Analyst post-survey.  We'll publish the collective results monthly on our blog.

Download the Voice of the Analyst Infographic:


Chris Calvert, VP Product Strategy, Co-Founder, Respond Software