Cybersecurity – Want to be a Security Analyst? The List of things you need to understand

To better understand what are the domains that are part of CyberSecurity is better to identify them individually and make sure we all know what to expect to learn more and more about it.

Currently the Cybersecurity tracks, like Cisco’s, make emphasis on you preparing you to be a Security Analyst Level I – Remember that all the Associate certifications are the ones validates that you can be the first knowledgeable level of contact in the enterprise. In this case Cisco Cybersecurity Operations CCNA is not different.

What are the few things you have to understand to be a Security Analyst?

The following list is just a rough summary of all the Categories that you need to be familiar with

  • Network Fundamentals
  • TCP Stack Vulnerabilities
  • Cryptography
  • General Security Concepts
  • Operating Systems (Windows/Linux)
  • Understand Attacks (Endpoint, Network and Common Attacked Protocols)
  • Understand Attack Mitigations
  • Data Collection and Analysis

Some of the previous concepts expand more and more based on all the different things that they look to document. For example, Data Collection and Analysis is a huge topic with many ramifications and many different models to analyze and categorize data and events.

About the Author:

Andres Sarmiento, CCIE # 53520 (Collaboration)
With more than a few years of experience, Andres is specialized in the Unified Communications and Collaboration technologies. Consulted for several companies in South Florida, also Financial Institutions on behalf of Cisco Systems. Andres has been involved in high-profile implementations including Cisco technologies; such as Data Center, UC & Collaboration, Contact Center Express, Routing & Switching, Security and Hosted IPT Service provider infrastructures.

“I’m all over the place, I’m literally involved in anything that I can get involved into. I have a day job as a Network, UC and Collaboration Architect for a Cisco Partner, I co-own an e-Learning company called Collaboration Technologies USA based in South Florida, and I’m the guy that is always writing about multiple things technology at  Collaboration Engineer blog, which started as I was getting started on Cisco Collaboration, and now you see me again but this time pretending to know and learn about Security and CyberSecurity”

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