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Alisha Smith

Architecting Security for SMBs

Written by Alisha Smith

From analyzing mobile apps to navigating the intricacies of ophthalmic science, my path has always been guided by a passion for understanding how things work and a drive to protect them. Today, as a SOC Specialist at Digital Beachhead, I leverage this combined curiosity and expertise to empower small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with robust cybersecurity solutions.

Joining Digital Beachhead mere months after graduating with a bachelor’s in cyber security engineering, I found a company committed to making cutting-edge security accessible to all. My role focuses on establishing and maintaining efficient Security Operations Centers (SOCs) tailored to the specific needs of SMBs. This involves:

  • Vigilantly monitoring and analyzing security events: With a keen eye for anomalies, I sift through network logs, identify potential threats, and promptly alert clients to take action.
  • Continuously optimizing security posture: I regularly review and update SOC configurations, incorporating the latest threat intelligence and vulnerability assessments to ensure long-term protection.

My journey doesn’t stop there. As a cybersecurity advocate, I believe in knowledge sharing. I curate informative news columns for Digital Beachhead, keeping clients informed about evolving cyber threats and best practices. My goal is to demystify cybersecurity and empower them to make informed decisions about their online safety.

Looking ahead, I’m excited to further hone my skills, delve deeper into emerging cyber threats, and contribute to Digital Beachhead’s mission of democratizing cybersecurity. For me, being a “Woman in Cybersecurity” isn’t just a label; it’s a responsibility to push boundaries, challenge the status quo, and build a safer digital world for everyone, especially for underserved SMBs.