Join this beginner-friendly talk to learn more about the skills and responsibilities of a SOC Analyst.


Arjun Rajeev, Security Consultant, IBM


This event is being held in Dubai (UTC +4) and online.

11:30am - Event starts (GMT)
12:30pm - Event ends (GMT)


Imagine this scenario: You are greeted with the same headline for the 1000th time – “Company X infiltrated by ransomware pays $5 million to hackers to recover files” or “Company Y data breach exposes health records of 4.5 million patients”.

Your curiosity forces you to read further where you discover that attackers exploited and bypassed basic controls to wreak havoc. The attack vector being a hand-crafted phishing email to an Executive in the Company, or a weak password (such as “12345” or “password”) to gain access to their systems.

You arrive at the conclusion that this whole thing could have been avoided with adequate detection and prevention mechanisms. Now, both Companies are scrambling to fix their networks and systems – their stock prices, along with their reputations, are down.

You want to put an end to this madness. You decide that you to want to become a Cyber Defender capable of protecting and defending against the latest threats and adversaries. Where do you start?

Join me in this beginner-friendly talk to learn more about the skills and responsibilities of a SOC Analyst. We will dive into the knowledge and qualities that a SOC Analyst must possess to ensure that he/she is successful in practice. We will also look at some useful learning resources and tools to complement the journey.

About the speaker

Arjun Rajeev

Arjun Rajeev Nedungadi is a Cyber Security professional with vast experience working with organizations across the MEA region as a trusted advisor to build, deploy, fine-tune, and improve their Cyber Defense, Security Operations and Threat Management capabilities by leveraging enterprise and open-source technologies and methodologies. Arjun completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Systems from Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus in 2018. For his dissertation, he built an Anti-Malware software, called Resistance, powered by a Machine Learning engine, exhibiting the strengths and significant potential of using ML for Malware Detection and Classification, as opposed to traditional signature-based methods. He is passionate about the intersection of AI and Cyber Security, and strongly believes in sharing his expertise and knowledge with the community.

This event is brought to you by: Heriot Watt University, Dubai

Hybrid event: Making of a security operations center (SOC) analyst
Date and time
Saturday 18 November, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Al Sufouh, Dubai Knowledge Park
United Arab Emirates
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