Did you know that the security analyst now ranks as No. 1 in U.S. News’ 100 Best Jobs Rankings, “determined by identifying careers with the largest projected number and percentage of openings through 2030," according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics?
In a somewhat cruel twist of irony, however, the security analyst is also one of the most likely professions to want to leave their jobs, according to a newly released “Voice of the SOC Analyst” study conducted by Tines.
What gives? Woes in the SOC are generally attributable to people, processes and technology. Alert fatigue and disparate tools (only compounded by newfound cloud detection scenarios and struggles) – in addition to an overreliance on manual processes and a lack of visibility – are commonly mentioned as the top impediments facing SOC analysts, engineers and managers. But there is at least one other obstacle that is less talked about – but possibly the most impactful of all.
Which brings us to the first episode of “Fastest Two Minutes in SecOps,” a new Google Cloud Security video series in which we deliver fluff-free, no-nonsense, completely consumable videos addressing the biggest security topics – from disciplines to threats to concepts – all with a slant toward SOC practioners and threat detection and response.
You’re familiar with the Kentucky Derby’s nickname as the fastest two minutes in sports? Well here comes a knowledge dash for SecOps pros. The initimitable Google Cloud Security Strategist Anton Chuvakin jockeys the inaugural episode. Giddy up.