Data Analyst

Speaker: Our job is really using information technology to turn data into information that can be used to do something. Some event mitigation, patch, fix or just for knowledge, if you will, of our network state. For example, if someone wants to know how pervasive a particular intrusion set of malware is we provide the tools that actually go into the data and pull out that information. We have a tremendous volume of data that we collect. We don't have the tools to really characterize that data in a way or in a speed that's equal to the network time, if you will, so in order to turn that data into information at network speed we need analytics to do that. So the tool that I'm working on is a tool that combines two kind of advanced statistical processes and kind of puts them together and leverages that against data. I would like to see what the data is telling me that's not immediately obvious. Sometimes behaviors, patterns and trends require some deep dive surgical analysis in order to distill what's really going on. I actually love what I do; I mean I couldn't have a better job. In terms of, you know, I transitioned into this job not too long ago and the requirements that I had are things that I wanted in a job were the ability to be innovative, to be empowered to do the things that I need to do to get the job done, and to have a great boss, and I have all three. It doesn't get any better than that.

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