As a cybersecurity professional, I often hear the phrase “you need to learn python” thrown around without much context or explanation as a piece of advice for people aspiring to join the field or people already in the cybersecurity field looking to level up their skills. Here is what has been behind the “you need to learn python” for me, thus far.
Not all metrics are created equal; a Gitlab Security case study
A case study of Gitlab Security team’s key performance indicators, which are published to the public by Gitlab. A reflection on why do most organizations fail to use metrics to their full advantage.
Blue Teams have a burnout issue. Here is why and what can be done about it
I came across the Voice of the SOC Analyst poll , conducted by Tines, where 468 current SOC Analysts from organizations with at least 500 employees were polled. The results proved burnout is perhaps even more widespread than I had originally thought, with 71% of the analysts polled admitting to experience some level of burnout, and 47.6% of them admitting to feel very burned out at work.
In this article I wanted to share my take on why burnout is so widespread on SOC and other blue teams around the globe, and what can be done about it.
How to quickly level up your triaging and investigative skills at a SOC
New to Cyber Security? Just joined a SOC as a Tier 1 Analyst? Here’s some basic tips and concepts to think about when approaching your alert triage and investigations.
How I made interviews work for me
my stride and handle these difficult situations with a newfound confidence. While I cannot give you the secrets to nailing any interview or getting every job you apply for, I can tell you what works for me, and I can tell you that this process can be much more enjoyable once you take a few minutes to re-frame your mindset about the whole interview experience.