How SOCs are changing: Location, remote work and more | Guest A.N. Ananth

A.N. Ananth of Netsurion joins us to talk about the future of SOCs. Security operations centers used to look more like bunkers crowded with network traffic analysts who rarely got to see the sun. Ananth sees the Covid-induced era of remote SOCs to be a new reality but also a way to bring new professionals in from small towns are far-away locations, making it a partial fix to the security skills gap.

0:00 – Changes to SOC
2:59 – How A.N. Ananth got into cybersecurity
4:07 – Ananth’s projects and career
6:25 – Management in cybersecurity
8:40 – What is the SOC?
11:08 – How large is a SOC team?
14:30 – The SOC mentality
17:07 – Remote SOC work
18:52 – Security challenges for remote SOC work
20:55 – Bringing in new SOC talent
23:13 – How to get your foot into cybersecurity
28:53 – What should be on a SOC resume?
32:00 – What is Netsurion
34:00 – Connect with Ananth
34:57 – Outro

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