Ken, Security Analyst

Why did you choose to apply to work at Liberty IT?

After completing my degree in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, I was looking for a suitable security role. I received an email through the college careers portal with a job posting for a Security Analyst position in Liberty IT and after doing some research online, it looked like a really great place to work. I applied and got the job and haven’t looked back since.

Tell us about your job.

The great thing about security is that you never know what the next day is going to bring. The main role of the Security Operations Centre is to protect Liberty against any malicious activity. That’s all I can say!!!

What training have you received since joining the company?

So far, I have had some excellent on the job training. I have also attended a conference in Washington and some vendor specific tool training. As I said, security is constantly changing, so we will always be doing some form of training.

What advice do you have for potential employees joining Liberty IT?

New technologies are always emerging and Liberty is a great place to be if you want to get involved with the latest technology.  So prepare to take on the new challenges that come with it.

What do you like to do with your free time outside of the office?

I am only getting my free time back after a busy couple of years studying!  I like to stay active so I am a big fan of the gym and training in general. I also like going to the cinema and gigs.

If you were to go back in time, would you still make the same career choices?

Yes I think so, however, the only thing I would have done differently is studied full-time. I regret not having the college lifestyle for a couple of years – part-time studying can be demanding.