Welcome to the first episode of SOC Quarantine Diaries, a new virtual video series presented by Siemplify that examines life during and after COVID-19 from the perspective of in-the-trenches professionals from the world of cybersecurity operations. The conversations are meant to be intimate and revealing, and we look forward to bringing these podcast-style interviews to you every week for the foreseeable future. If you have a guest suggestion, please email host and Siemplify Content Director Dan Kaplan.
Our first guest is Tracey Webb, security operations manager at Global Data Systems, a Louisiana-based managed services provider. Please enjoy!
3:25: The process of shifting GDS to a temporary all-remote workforce
9:53: An immediate uptick in reconnaissance scans follows stay-at-home orders
10:15: How the amount and legitimacy of phishing emails even took Webb by surprise
13:40: What GDS logs showed about VPN hack attempts
16:20: Addressing false positives resulting from a changing network
20:10: Why this period is going to reshape security operations
26:13: Workplace communication innovation that will come out of COVID-19
28:55: Bridging the security skills and geography gap thanks to SOAR technology
32:59: Keeping morale high with a decentralized workforce
36:10: How an LSU football national title has gotten Webb through a sports void