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Security/Log Analyst Opening at Q1 Labs Inc.

q1Position: Security Analyst

The Security analyst will be responsible for providing expertise with analysis of a variety of security and network technologies in order to integrate these 3rd party products with our technology. The candidate will need working knowledge categorizing logs and extending the information from these devices to correlate information about potential vulnerabilities etc. Working within a small team, the successful candidate must have a strong work ethic, the ability to work as part of a team, and work within a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

• Have experience with a variety of security and network technologies, applications, operating systems, and databases. Knowledge of how all of these devices work and communicate within a networked environment is essential.
• Strong scripting skills
• System and application development experience a plus
• Understanding of log transport protocols (syslog, snmp, etc)
• Bachelor and/or Masters Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Work closely with product management and the integration team to identify, categorize and correlate events from a variety of devices.
• Continuously monitor vendor websites, discussion forums, and technical publications to identify new products and updates.
• Match device events to known vulnerabilities.
• Maintain a collection of sample logs, attributes, documentation and configurations from third party devices and implement a database to share that information with other members of the organization.
• Work with the team to improve the product quality and processes.
• Identify new rules and reports to identify important events within and across networked devices.

Required Skill Set:
• At least 4 years experience in system administration or IT Security field.
• Experience with Perl and Java
• Experience working within a Linux environment
• Flexible, able to adapt to changing requirements, scope, and schedule.

Please send me an email if you’re interested at andrewsmhay(shift-2)gmail.com.

Quoted in Network World: 6 burning questions about network security

Hello All,

To my surprise, a conversation that I had with Ellen Messmer, of Network World, evolved into an article entitled the 6 burning questions about network security. We talked for a good 30 minutes on virtualization, where it’s at, and where it’s going. From the article:

Some security vendors are convinced that the main VM software developers are in such a rush to get their products out to grab market share that as Andrew Hay, product program manager at Q1 Labs, puts it, “security is an afterthought.”

Hay notes there’s no Netflow-enabled virtual switch to help with activity monitoring. “You’re creating a separate network that happens to reside on a box,” Hay says. “But no one pushes for flow analysis in the virtualized world.”

Should all this stop IT managers from going virtual? The bottom line, according to Hay: “It would be best to research your options before going full tilt.”

You can check out the full article here.

SANS Security Laboratory “Thought Leaders” Article

SANSStephen Northcutt, of SANS Institute fame, recently recognized me as a Thought Leader in the area of log management. I’m quite humbled to be included with the likes of Dr. Anton Chuvakin, Jeremiah Grossman, and Ron Gula (among others).

The interview has been posted on the SANS Technology Institute site here. This has certainly made my week 🙂

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