October 13, 2021

Move forward from SOC

Hi All,

I have been working in Endpoint security in a SOC for about 2.5 years now. I’ve been meaning to switch from operations to a more managerial and a non-shift oriented role and just grow in cyber security and get started on my journey as a solution architect (get paid more!).

I really need advice on how to break into this role and just have a solid career ahead.

I have experience in AV, EDR, HIPS, CASB, Cloud security etc. I have CEH and will be soon appearing for an exam for DLP certification as well.

I’ve been having trouble on mapping what I should do and what skills I should learn before applying to jobs. I have also found myself applying to jobs left, right and center, not fully understanding what exactly would be required even if I do get called for an interview. Mentally I feel very stuck and desperate as WFH might end and I may have to move back to my work location. My priority is to find a equally good and challenging job in my current location. Just don’t know what and where I should start.

All insights are welcome :)



I would recommend working towards a relevant sans certification like gcih or gcfa to head towards team lead and then soc manager or if you want more technical challenges focus on the latter certification so you can cross over to IR. 504.. 508.. or even 660 sans if you have a malware itch you want to scratch. Good luck

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