Shawn Thomas

Shawn is ex Incident Response consultant, SOC manager, and current Head of Incident Response at Yahoo!, a Paranoid by trade and title he has spent his career trying to find badness and protect users. Shawn has worked in or managed many SOC’s across both the government, private sector, and MSSP space. He loves to teach and talk DFIR/Operations, volunteer at conferences, host podcasts, including Positively Blue Team and The Paranoids Podcast, and help run the DeadPixelSec discord community which is his infosec home.

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Making Your SOC Suck Less
Carson Zimmerman, Sebastian Stein, Shawn Thomas, Alissa Torres, Jackie Bow

The Security Operations Center: is it really more than a place to go where dreams die? So many analysts feel that there’s no way to improve and they’re in a dead end job. How can you turn your nightmare into something more bearable? By the end of this panel, you will gain a series of tips and tricks to take back to your SOC, you will learn how to get the most from your individual experience, lift up your team around you, or at least recognize when it’s time to run like mad.

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