Cyber/Information Security Analyst
Skills && Experience:
Splunk, event correlation: I have used Splunk as a SIEM to provide enterprise monitoring and reporting from an information security perspective. I successfully passed incident response tests using Splunk to identify external auditors attempting to find and exploit vulnerabilities on our system. I was able to use custom alerts and queries in Splunk to identify the malicious behavior, and then issue an edge device block. During a 2 month unannounced test I was able to identify and block the auditors within hours of them beginning to test. I also have experience using Splunk to trouble shoot and work with Unix/Linux and Windows security event logs.
Comfortable computer expirience: JAVA, PHP, C#, VB.NET, UML, HTML, XML, SQL, BASH, BATCH, PERL, PYTHON, VBS. I have extensive experiences in script writing, to make my tasks easier by automating predictable tasks and to parse and correlate large text files. I am comfortable picking up new languages because I have an excellent foundation in programming that applies to all software.
Experience with penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools. I have used these tools to work side by side with pen-testers, along with using them to do internal pen-testing.
Knowledge and understanding of networking security through a defense in depth perspective. I have learned that to use correlation of data between many layers of defense is the best way to really understand a network from a security perspective.
Fast learner, able to adapt to new technology and ideas quickly. I have never been shy to pick up a new language and get whatever it is to work. I am comfortable working with APIs that I have never used.
Ability to use reasoning, work in a team, provide leadership and solve problems
Self motivated and directed. I attend local security conferences and regularly keep up to date with the newest vulnerabilities and security techniques both offensive and defensive. I also spend time doing exploit writing to understand the landscape.
Fact driven approach to solutions
High cognitive ability