The SOC-CMM was created as a Master's thesis research project for the master's program Master of Information Security, part of the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) educational catalog. The SOC-CMM was created using a Design Science Research approach in which a scientific approach is combined with practical testing and experiences to create a usable artifact, in this case the maturity assessment tool. The full text for the thesis can be obtained from the LTU publication portal.
The SOC-CMM was created by Rob van Os, MSc. Rob has over a decade of practical experience in security administration, security monitoring, security incident response, security architecture and security operations centers. Rob is currently working as a cyber defense specialist for a SOC in the financial sector and is mainly responsible for day to day security operations and continuous operational improvement.
Rob has obtained a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in 2009 and a Master's degree in Information Security from Luleå University of Technology in 2016. Rob also holds several industry certifications, including CEH and CISSP-ISSAP. Rob is also the founder of Argos Cyber Security Assessment, helping cyber defence teams achieve their growth and maturity goals. If you wish to contact Rob, please use the contact page or get in touch via Rob's LinkedIn page.