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A Day in the Life of a Security Analyst - Marc Payzant and Ken Oliver and Aneesa Hussain (ANYCon 2017 Videos) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

A Day in the Life of a Security Analyst
Marc Payzant and Ken Oliver and Aneesa Hussain

ANYCon 2017

A day in the life of a Security Analyst can start out calm or start out on fire. Security Analysts have to work in several different modes depending on the day. Whether it be responding to alarms and information from their security tools, proactively hunting for suspicious activity they think deserves attention, or educating end-users on security best practices. Protecting a Healthcare company's network and the information of its members takes on many different facets. This session will outline some of the key activities performed by Security Analysts on a daily basis.

Marc Payzant - Title: Lead Analyst, Cybersecurity - Marc has been with MVP Healthcare for almost 9 years. He started as a consultant working on merging a SAS70-Type 1 and Type 2. After successfully managing and implementing several high profile IT projects, Marc was hired on as the Manager of the Intel Services team. Marc has had several roles in MVP IT group and is currently the Lead Cybersecurity Analyst. Marc is a 30+ year Information Technology professional with extensive background in Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Identity and Access Management, IT and Business process General Controls, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Information Security. As the Lead Cybersecurity Analyst, Marc is responsible for protecting the organization and associated IT infrastructure from both external and internal attacks. Marc works with the cybersecurity and IT security teams to build proper security controls, detection capabilities, and develops alerts that warn of suspicious activity to help prevent the theft of sensitive information (including financial, personal, and company confidential). Marc is a key member of MVP?s Incident Response Team (IRT) where he leads and coordinates incident response efforts associated with a breach, system disruption, and/or disaster. Marc, along with other members of the security team, is responsible for ensuring aspects of the business remain operational in the midst of disruptive events. When not working, Marc enjoys winter hiking (ADK W46r, Saranac 6r Ultra Winter, Catskill W31 (just 4 more to go!), Fire Tower Challenge) and camping, Obstacle Course Racing and riding his motorcycle. Marc served in the US Navy as a Quartermaster, QM2/SS, aboard the fast attack submarine USS Glenard P. Lipscomb, SSN-685. Ken Oliver - Title: Cybersecurity Analyst - Ken has spent the last two years as a Cybersecurity Analyst at MVP Health Care, focused on intrusion prevention and security awareness training. Prior to his career in cybersecurity, Ken served twelve years in the United States Marines. Throughout his tour, he was assigned various duties to include: administrative chief, manpower analyst, staff secretary, career retention specialist, marksmanship instructor. In 2013, Ken left active duty at the rank of Staff Sergeant. In his downtime, Ken enjoys being a foster parent, traveling, and mentoring. Ken Oliver holds a B.S. in Information Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity, M.S in Information Science, and a graduate certificate in Information Security from SUNY Albany. Ken is currently pursuing his Certified Information Systems Security Professional certificate. Aneesa Hussain - Title: IT Security Analyst - Aneesa has been with MVP Health Care for almost one year as an IT Security Analyst focused primarily on User Access Management and Privileged Access Management. Aneesa recently graduated from the University at Albany in 2016 with a B.S. in Informatics/Cyber-Security and Communications. Throughout college, Aneesa had many internships ranging from Jr. Security Administrator, Student Assistant on the SUNY Helpdesk, a Technical intern, and even a Ceramic Assistant! In her time at MVP, she has streamlined Annual Recertification processes to maximize efficiency. Aneesa is responsible for maintaining communication with the Compliance team when updates to systems are made in the MVP environment and ensuring constant compliance with Audit requirements. She also works to lock down access to secure areas on our network that house sensitive data. In addition to fulfilling her duties as a Security Analyst, Aneesa has recently become a Community Ambassador at MVP to give back to the community. In her spare time, Aneesa likes to volunteer at local shelters, play with kids, try cooking new things, and taking pictures. Aneesa loves elephants, loves to travel and to spend time with her family and friends. Being the only female on the Security Team at MVP Health Care has also driven her to raise awareness among girls pursuing a career in the technology field.

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