How to become a cybersecurity analyst

Jonathan Butler, Professional Services & Security Analytics Manager at Distil Networks, discusses his security analyst journey, what someone should like doing if they plan on going into the field, and the future of security analytics as a whole.

In the podcast, Butler and host Chris Sienko discuss:

– How did you first get started in computers and security specifically? Were tech, computers and security always your interests, or did you move down that avenue later in life? (1:01)
– When you were in school, the internet wasn’t yet common. Did you feel like people younger than you had a different relationship to the internet, having lived with it their whole adult life? (3:23)
– How did you become a senior-level security analyst? What were the major steps along the way and the progression of skill sets to get to this point? (6:11)
– Walk me through your average day as a security analyst. What time do you start work? Where does your work take you in the course of a day? When are you done? (10:53)
– Is it safe to say that, as an analyst, you’re spending more time on the nuts-and-bolts of the problem while as a manager, you aren’t as closely attached to the actual work of security analytics? (13:39)
– What types of activities, projects or actions should you REALLY enjoy doing if you’re considering being a security analyst? What are some tasks or actions that you have to deal with almost every single day? (15:58)
– What do you think are the most interesting parts of the job of security analyst? What are the most difficult or repetitive? What are the parts of the job that you (Read more...)

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