What does your organization need from a common operating picture?
The status quo for most organizations: different screens/systems for alerts, incident management, and mass communications. Major risk events in 2020 – the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest, the Beirut explosion, and more – have demonstrated why security leaders must carefully choose a common operating picture.
Today’s common operating picture is more than just a map. It allows users to visualize and assess only the most serious alerts and risk intelligence, based on potential impact to personnel and assets. It offers integrated workflow and standard operating procedures to drive consistent and compliant responses. It connects to mass communication systems to inform employees of risks and how they should react. And it provides automated reporting and analytics.
Most importantly, a leading-edge common operating picture makes it easier for security teams to protect the enterprise. Organizations are wise to choose a common operating picture that meets both the present and future needs of the business.
Based on the experience of security leaders who have built successful GSOCs, we created this guide to help you choose a common operating picture. Specific topics include:
- Whether you need a Common Operating Picture, based on your company’s risk profile
- When you should purchase a Common Operating Picture relative to risk intelligence subscriptions
- Essential features and selection criteria for a future-proof Common Operating Picture.