Security Confidential S9 E2 Kenneth Ellington

Kenneth Ellington is a Senior Cyber Security Consultant at EY where he specializes in SIEM and SOAR technologies. He is also the Founder and owner of Ellington Cyber Academy, an E-Learning platform that teaches and trains people on how to use various SIEM and SOAR technologies so that they can transition or upskill themselves in their careers. On top of all that, Kenneth is also a part-time Associate cybersecurity instructor at the University of Houston and a Cybersecurity trainer at Blacks In Cybersecurity.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

03:08 The Chicken Tender Sub

04:13 How important are ingredients?

05:24 Passion for educating others

06:30 Leaving an impression with teaching

07:40 Being a good student

09:34 Tips you won’t get in College

11:06 Explaining in business terms

12:38 Why Cybersecurity?

14:35 An opportunity at Publix

15:30 Cyber Bootcamp

18:55 Why choose an analyst role?

20:45 SIEM vs Log Management System

23:10 What do you need for a good SIEM platform?

27:07 What is the role of SOAR

29:19 Ai and Analyst fatigue

32:25 No human elements

36:17 Common mistakes when implementing a SIEM

37:38 Can you ever be done tuning a SIEM

39:25 The Ellington Cyber Academy

41:00 How does ECA compare?

45:00 ECA’s goals in the future

48:02 News for Kenneth

 To learn more about Kenneth visit his LinkedIn

The Ellington Cyber Academy

Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 9:

Ep. 1 Justin Daniels – Where does our Data go?

Ep. 2 Kenneth Ellington – Bagging Groceries to A Career in Cyber

Ep. 3 Brian Davis – Credentials: What is important?

Ep. 4 John Shegerian – Responsible Recycling of Electronics and Data

Ep. 5 Philippe Humeau – The Captain America Approach

Ep. 6 Dallas Baker – Human Behaviors that cause breaches

Ep. 7 Eric Allard – Everybody has a Boss

Ep. 8 Peter Warmka – Confessions from a CIA Spy

Ep. 9 Bob Carver – How Paris Hilton Helped My Carrer

Ep. 10 Dr. Wendy Ng – Biological Viruses vs Computer Viruses

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