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John Collins

Sr Director Analyst

John Henry Collins is a Senior Director Analyst. Mr. Collins' work focuses on MSSP, MDR, SOC operations and threat intelligence.

Previous experience

Mr. Collins is a seasoned veteran of the information security industry with experience ranging from operational intrusion analyst to formulating comprehensive security solutions for organizations in a pre-sales role.

He has reengineered SOC operations for a federal agency, performed incident response, conducted vulnerability assessments, built custom IDS systems and served as the operations manager for a world class threat hunting team.

Professional background

Secureworks

Director of SaaS Security Application Solutioning

Mandiant

Consulting Solution Engineer

DHS

SOC Co-Lead

Areas of coverage

Security and Risk Management Leaders

Security Operations

Education

B.S., Information Systems Management with Minor in Business Administration, University of Maryland University College

A.S., Communication Applications, Community College of the Air Force

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Assessing and determining value MSSP and MDR vendors can and will provide and organization

2How to best utilized threat intelligence

3Use of threat operating models to determine if SOC or outsourcing is best approach

4Assessing security analytics solutions to include SIEM and threat intelligence platforms

5Providing guidance on security strategy

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