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Cloud Security Podcast by Google

May 9, 2022


  • Dave Herrald @ Principal Security Strategist, Google Cloud


  • What are some tenets of good SOC training? How does this depend on the SOC model (traditional L1/L2/L3, virtual, etc)?
  • How do you make SOC training realistic?
  • Should training be about the toolset or should it be about the analyst’s skills?
  • Should you primarily train for engineering skills or analysis skills?
  • Do you need to code to succeed in a modern SOC?
  • Are competitive events like CTFs effective for SOC training?
  • What role does SOC training play in bringing new, perhaps under-represented people into security operations and promoting inclusivity?