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Jump-Start Your Soc Analyst Career: A Roadmap to Cybersecurity Success

Tyler Wall

The frontlines of cybersecurity operations include many unfilled jobs and exciting career opportunities. A transition to a security operations center (SOC) analyst position could be the start of a new path for you. Learn to actively analyze threats, protect your enterprise from harm, and kick-start your road to cybersecurity success with this one-of-a-kind book.

Authors Tyler Wall and Jarrett W. Rodrick carefully and expertly share real-world insights and practical tips in Jump-start Your SOC Analyst Career. The lessons revealed equip you for interview preparation, tackling day one on the job, and setting long-term development goals. This book highlights personal stories from five SOC professionals at various career levels with keen advice that is immediately applicable to your own journey. The gems of knowledge shared in this book provide you with a notable advantage for entering this dynamic field of work.

The recent surplus in demand for SOC analysts makes Jump-start Your SOC Analyst Career a must-have for aspiring tech professionals and long-time veterans alike. Recent industry developments such as using the cloud and security automation are broken down in concise, understandable ways, to name a few. The rapidly changing world of cybersecurity requires innovation and fresh eyes, and this book is your roadmap to success.

New to this edition:

This revised edition includes four entirely new chapters: Roadmap to Cybersecurity Success, SOC Analyst Career Paths, The SOC Analyst Method, and ChatGPT for SOC Analysts. In addition, new material includes a substantially revised Cloud chapter, revised pre-requisite skills, and minor revisions to all chapters to update data.

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
  • Explore the career paths of a SOC Analyst
  • Background specific tips for your roadmap to cybersecurity success
  • Learn how to analyze a security event
  • Learn how to apply ChatGPT as a SOC Analyst


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

Book Details

  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publish Date: Jul 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 251
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9798868803444
  • Categories: Security - General

About the Author

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 Cumming, Georgia with his wife and son.

Jarrett W. 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.