SOC analysts monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. According to the US Department of Labor in 2019: The average annual salary is $104,210 per year, the number of analysts is expected to grow at a rate much faster than the average job, and the demand for analysts is very high.
There are tremendous opportunities for you on the front lines in cybersecurity operations, actively analyzing threats and protecting an enterprise from harm. This book will prepare you with the knowledge you need to make the transition to a lucrative and rewarding career as a SOC analyst.
The book features five personal stories and each person's journey through the rank of a SOC analyst. Their stories will instill confidence and inspire greatness for your journey.
What You Will Learn
- Understand the demand for SOC analysts
- Know how to find a SOC analyst job fast
- Be aware of the people you will interact with as a SOC analyst
- Be clear on the prerequisite skills needed to be a SOC analyst and what to study
- Be familiar with the day-to-day life of a SOC analyst, including the tools and language used
- Discover the rapidly emerging areas of a SOC analyst job: the cloud and security automation
Who This Book Is For
Anyone interested in starting a career in cyber security: recent graduates, IT professionals transitioning into security, veterans, and those who are self taught
Tyler E. Wall is CEO of Cyber NOW Education, LLC which specializes in connecting education with opportunity. He is an accomplished security professional with years of experience in security operations and engineering that includes presently serving remotely as a Senior Security Engineer in Silicon Valley. He has built and led security operations centers for companies such as EY and Opentext. His current focus is enabling security operations centers to continuously mature by the adoption of security automation. Tyler's education includes: Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management, CISSP, CEH, CFSR, LRPA, Security+, Network+, and A+. He enjoys long golf cart rides in Braselton, Georgia with his wife and son.
Jarrett Rodrick is the SOC Team Lead and Senior Information Security Analyst for VMware, the global leader in visualization technology. He is a retired Cyber Network Defender and Cyber Warfare Specialist from the US Army and has over eight years of Defensive Cyber Operations experience working with the Army's Cyber Protection Brigade. Jarrett's time with the Cyber Protection Brigade has provided him with the skills needed to fight in today's Cyber War. Jarrett's cyber security certifications include: GSEC, GCED, GCIH, GCIA, GCFE, GCFA, GSNA, GRID, GCUX, and GSTRT. Jarrett lives in Melissa, Texas with his wife and family and enjoys researching new and innovative technologies.