About GuidePoint Security:
GuidePoint Security provides customized, innovative, and valuable Information security solutions that enable commercial and federal organizations to achieve their security and business goals. We accomplish this through a combination of customized information assurance, technology integration, and managed services. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint helps our clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. https://www.guidepointsecurity.com/
About Nic Croucher, Senior Security Engineer:
Nic Croucher, Senior Security Engineer at GuidePoint Security, began his career in the security sector in 2007. His professional experience started as a Microsoft Certified Trainer in 2000, teaching in the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and CompTIA curriculum. After a few years as a field technician and help desk analyst, Nic began his first security position as an endpoint security analyst in the healthcare sector. He later took on Security Operations Center (SOC) leadership roles, most recently at a global Fortune 500 retail company. Nic’s extensive experience in security operations includes architecture design and deployment for security incident and event monitoring, endpoint and network detection and response, security automation, and logging. Some know him as “the log hound”; scouring IT tools and departments looking for logs to ingest, parse, tune, and provide meaningful alerting for a SOC.
Nic earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with an emphasis in networking from Capella University, graduating Suma Cum Laude.
- Breakout Sessions, May 21, 2020: Security Orchestration Automation
- Virtual Tradeshow, May 14, 2020: SOAR: Uplifting Security Operations
The Security Operations Center (SOC) is mission control, defending your institution from cyber-attacks. Among all the duties that SOC analysts perform, streamlining their work load by eliminating the tedious, repetitive tasks is key. Simply put, the goal is always to shorten the time it takes to detect, respond, and recover from an evolving list of nefarious activity/behaviors. One way to significantly improve the efficacy of your SOC is to embrace a technology stack called Security Orchestration Automation and Response, summed up collectively as SOAR.
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