“Jump-Start Your SOC Analyst Career” – Jarrett Rodrick – ESW #221

March 24, 2021

Jarrett Rodrick and Tyler Wall’s new book, “Jump-start Your SOC Analyst Career,” is meant to serve as a roadmap for those who wish to take their first steps into cyber security/SOC analyst. We discuss topics like introduction to investigative theory, prerequisite skill requirements, and cloud security monitoring. We included stories from real SOC analyst contributors to help the reader understand what challenges might lie before them.

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"Jump-Start Your SOC Analyst Career"


Jarrett Rodrick

Jarrett Rodrick - Senior Information Security Analyst at VMware

Jarrett Rodrick is the SOC Team Lead and Senior Information Security Analyst for VMware, the global leader in visualization technology. He’s a retired Cyber Network Defender and Cyber Warfare Specialist from the US Army and has over 8 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 cyberwar. Jarrett’s cybersecurity certifications include GSEC, GCED, GCIH, GCIA, GCFE, GCFA, GSNA, GRID, GCUX, and GSTRT. Jarrett lives in Melissa, TX, with his wife and family and enjoys researching new and innovative technologies.


Adrian Sanabria

Adrian Sanabria - Senior Research Engineer at CyberRisk Alliance


Adrian is an outspoken researcher that doesn't shy away from uncomfortable truths. He loves to write about the security industry, tell stories, and still sees the glass as half full.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian - Founder at Security Weekly


Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields - CMO at JupiterOne


Tyler advises, guides, and operates high tech startups primarily in the B2B security space. He is a former market analyst, engineer, product manager, marketing leader, and partnership manager. In other words, Tyler builds and grows businesses - in all aspects. He's a board advisor, angel investor, and board member at multiple firms and an investment advisor for a venture debt business. He loves to play guitar and poker in his free time.


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