Demystification via deconstruction: My experience in SOC
The talk aims to demystify Security Operations for new analysts by sharing my experience and show that life in a SOC is more than just a burnout factory and how contextualising threats in your environment can improve the experience for yourself and others.
I am currently working as a Security Analyst with the Falcon Complete team at CrowdStrike. I started my career over 2.5 years ago as a grad with a short stint in Consulting at CyberCX followed by over a year long role in their SOC team then eventually moving into my current role at the start of this year.
Having started my career in SOC, I soon realised I enjoyed triaging alerts and investigating detections to find missing puzzle pieces and complete the story of WTF happened. Given my love for triaging alerts quietly in a dark room, it shouldn't be a surprise that I am a little bit nervous but a lot more excited to share my experience in the hopes that it can give you a different perspective to what life in SOC could be.