On the Road Again…

goneAs many of you already know, I’ve accepted a security analyst position at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada starting in August. I fully expect to hear “You left Bermuda for Lethbridge???” about a million times between now and probably well into 2010. It was, however, a very strategic move for my career and my family life so I have absolutely no regrets about coming to Bermuda and leaving at this time.

So what does this mean? Well my day-to-day job will fall into the following 3 categories:

  • Threat and vulnerability identification, classification, and analysis, including on-going research into emerging threats. Activities include system security assessments, vulnerability scanning, and security consulting.
  • Design, development, implementation, and management of technical security processes and systems to effectively mitigate identified risks (eg. IDS/IPS, log correlation/SIEM, 2-factor authentication, full-disk encryption, etc.)
  • Investigation, response, reporting, and tracking of security incidents, including all associated digital forensics activities.

That being said, I have a feeling that the 3 categories will probably expand to other duties as time goes on and other challenges present themselves.

I’ll probably also see everyone at conferences with greater frequency…hopefully as a presenter. The University sounds very supportive of my presentation/paper goals which is something I am quite happy about. They are also big supporters of training and education, for obvious reasons, and this should equate to more training opportunities. I also hope to blog more frequently and work on more personal projects (perhaps another book or two…maybe even a podcast). Only time will tell.

So wish me luck…it’s a big move back to Canada but I’m looking forward to it!

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