Cybersecurity Careers – Network Analyst by Karen Tulloh
Continuing our series exploring various cybersecurity careers. This is a project I have recently started in hopes that it will help those who want to enter the #cyber field, or grow in their current cyber careers. It’s interesting to see what other people do, what path they’ve taken to get there, and where they want to go next.
Name? Hoyt Page, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Who do you work for? The Broadmoor Hotel
Your job title? Network Analyst
How many years have you worked in cybersecurity? 5 years
What do you do in your job? Monitor and analyze network traffic. Monitor firewall logs and traffic flows. Investigate machines that are speaking louder than they should. Configure and deploy new networking equipment. Configure and analyze Access Control Lists (ACLs). Look at new vulnerabilities and determine if any apply to us. Mitigate risk as best we can.
Update, in response to questions received: I can’t speak for all NOCs, aside from the ones where I’ve worked. including The Broadmoor. We have our main team there between 7-6pm Monday through Friday, and then we have our on-call personnel, but all Engineers are required to be available 24/7 by phone. I always have my laptop with me and a hotspot. We stay pretty diversified as a hotel, but our IT team is 80% Male 20% female. I work with network access control lists because I’m the network guy, but any large environment should have ADDS implemented for best practice. Yes, I’ve been introduced to SIEMS. The Broadmoor handles everyday guests, to presidents and high officials, as well as celebrities to overseas princes and princesses. Our security is more than you could ever imagine. As for training, what our department heads determine will be beneficial to us. we go to; otherwise, they’ll send me anywhere I want to go for training.
What do you like most about your job? My team! I work with incredible talent and everyone strives to make everyone else better along the way.
Least? Not enough time in the day.
What work did you do prior to this position? Network Engineering for Colorado Springs City Government.
What do you see as your next step? Continue my education and hone in my skills.
Salary range for your position? Varies on experience like everything, but I see positions as Network Analyst go from 40K-90K.
EDUCATION & GROWTH
Degree? Yes, AS in Programming and Mathematics & working on BS in Cybersecurity.
Certifications? A+, Net+, CCENT, Sec+, CEH, ITILv3, CIW Web Security Associate
What do you do to stay up-to-date or grow in cyber? Follow multiple websites. Follow other cybersecurity personnel on LinkedIn. Study and research.
Favorite cyber news source and/or podcast? Hacker News
ANYTHING ELSE/OTHER COMMENTS
I cannot emphasize how important my team is. We all come from different backgrounds, but we all have an expertise in a following area and not only rely on one another, but we challenge each other and constantly scrutinize our work for the better.
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If you are interested in contributing to this project you can contact Karen on LinkedIn or send an email to KarenTCyber@gmail.com.