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Entering the Virtual Battlefield Security Unlocked

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Have you ever thought about a career in threat intelligence or cyber security? Possibly finishing school with a degree in computer programming and feel overwhelmed with what to do next? Don't worry; we've all experienced this. Maybe not specifically with computer programming, but the figuring it out aspect. You could be ending active military service and working in cyber operations, helping offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, wondering about the next step. The thought of making the transition from military to private industry can be exciting but also nerve-racking. The good news is that there are many different roads to travel, and with the experience and education you've obtained, you'll most likely have more options than you could have ever imagined.
In this episode of Security Unlocked, host Natalia Godyla is joined by Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst Justin Underwood, an army veteran with the personality and charm to calm your nerves. Currently working for a group known as OPTIC, the Operational Threat Intelligence Center at Microsoft, Justin and Natalia discuss his time at Bank of America and Xbox. He explains how it gave him a better understanding of cybersecurity, how he obtained the title of Human Intelligence Collector, and what helped him transition from the army into the world of threat intelligence and cyber security. 
 
In This Episode You Will Learn:   

How to find your place in the world of cybersecurity 

The challenges faced when making the transition from military to private industry

What the role of a Human Intelligence Collector is


Some Questions We Ask:   

How does military experience help you succeed in the private industry?   

What military tools are used and overlap in the private sector?  

What are some big projects currently being worked on?  

 
Resources:  
View Justin Underwood on LinkedIn
View Nic on LinkedIn 
View Natalia on LinkedIn 
Visit Microsoft Security Blog 

Related:
Listen to: Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
Listen to: Security Unlocked

Security Unlocked is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.

Have you ever thought about a career in threat intelligence or cyber security? Possibly finishing school with a degree in computer programming and feel overwhelmed with what to do next? Don't worry; we've all experienced this. Maybe not specifically with computer programming, but the figuring it out aspect. You could be ending active military service and working in cyber operations, helping offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, wondering about the next step. The thought of making the transition from military to private industry can be exciting but also nerve-racking. The good news is that there are many different roads to travel, and with the experience and education you've obtained, you'll most likely have more options than you could have ever imagined.
In this episode of Security Unlocked, host Natalia Godyla is joined by Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst Justin Underwood, an army veteran with the personality and charm to calm your nerves. Currently working for a group known as OPTIC, the Operational Threat Intelligence Center at Microsoft, Justin and Natalia discuss his time at Bank of America and Xbox. He explains how it gave him a better understanding of cybersecurity, how he obtained the title of Human Intelligence Collector, and what helped him transition from the army into the world of threat intelligence and cyber security. 
 
In This Episode You Will Learn:   

How to find your place in the world of cybersecurity 

The challenges faced when making the transition from military to private industry

What the role of a Human Intelligence Collector is


Some Questions We Ask:   

How does military experience help you succeed in the private industry?   

What military tools are used and overlap in the private sector?  

What are some big projects currently being worked on?  

 
Resources:  
View Justin Underwood on LinkedIn
View Nic on LinkedIn 
View Natalia on LinkedIn 
Visit Microsoft Security Blog 

Related:
Listen to: Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson
Listen to: Security Unlocked

Security Unlocked is produced by Microsoft and distributed as part of The CyberWire Network.

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