An organization with data to protect needs to have cybersecurity. There are two main ways that organizations go about building a cybersecurity team, or security operations center. The first method is hiring a complete internal team and buying the software and hardware for them to perform their daily operations. The second method is to hire a cybersecurity vendor to handle your security operations, or simply augment your existing team. There are pros and cons associated with each method of building a security operations center based on your organization size, budget, and goals. The following guide will compare and contrast the important components to consider.