Dubbed Sophos X-Ops the unit is supposed to take the predictive, real-time, real-world, and threat intelligence from each group.
Sophos says the new unit will provide better innovation, which it claims is an essential component of cybersecurity due to “the aggressive advancements in organised cybercrime”.
Sophos chief technology and product officer, Joe Levy said: “Modern cybersecurity is becoming a highly interactive team sport, and as the industry has matured, necessary analysis, engineering and investigative specialisations have emerged.”
By intertwining the expertise of each group, Sophos claims it is “pioneering” the concept of an AI assisted SOC.
The cybersecurity specialist believes this approach will dramatically accelerate security workflows and the ability to more quickly detect and respond to novel and priority indicators of compromise.
Sophos used to be a British company.