SOC Analyst Interview Questions and Answers

In this video, I attack 12 (+2 bonus) cybersecurity analyst questions you are likely to see in an entry-level analyst job interview. I provide the answers to the questions, but also provide context on why you are being asked this question and how the answer folds into the bigger picture of that job and this industry.

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Time Markers

1:31 Intro
3:24 Explain risk, vulnerability and threat?
7:09 What is the difference between Asymmetric and Symmetric encryption and which one is better?
10:21 What is an IPS and how does it differs from IDS?
12:40 What is XSS, how will you mitigate it?
14:36 What is the difference between encryption and hashing?
17:30 Are you a coder/developer or know any coding languages?
18:06 What is CSRF?
18:58 What is a Security Misconfiguration?
21:21 What is a Black hat, white hat and Grey hat hacker?
22:18 What is a firewall?
26:17 How do you keep yourself updated with the information security news?
27:20 The world has recently been hit by ……. Attack/virus etc. What have you done to protect your organization as a security professional?
32:35 What is the CIA triangle?
33:10 HIDS vs NIDS and which one is better and why?
35:36 One Cool Thing – AttackIQ Academy

Interview Questions Sampled From –
Samy Kamkar XSS Attack – Greatest Moments in Hacking History: Samy Kamkar Takes Down Myspace
CIS Benchmarks Secure Configuration –
One Cool Thing AttackIQ Academy-

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Camera / Video
Sony Alpha a6400
Sigma 30mm F1.4
Gonine AC-PW20 AC Adapter (for a6400)
Fotga 52mm Slim Fader
Boom Scissor Arm Stand
Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam 1080P
BlueAVS HDMI to USB Video Capture Card 1080P
Anker USB C to HDMI Adapter
60-Inch Lightweight Tripod
5X 6.5ft Portable Green Screen Chromakey Collapsible
Glide Gear TMP100 Adjustable Teleprompter

Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Mic
BOYA BY-M1 3.5mm Electret Condenser Microphone
Boom Scissor Arm Stand
Neewer Professional Microphone Pop Filter Shield

UBeesize 10’’ LED Ring Light
Neewer Ring Light Kit:18″/48cm Outer 55W 5500K Dimmable LED Ring Light
Fovitec 2-Light High-Power Fluorescent Studio Lighting Kit
Neewer 2-Pack Dimmable 5600K USB LED
Neewer 480 RGB Led Light
60-Inch Lightweight Tripod

🧑‍ Workstation
2020 Apple Mac Mini with Apple M1 Chip
Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse
Apple Magic Keyboard
Huanuo Dual Monitor Stand Mount
Dell U2717D IPS 27″ UltraSharp InfinityEdge Slim Widescreen
USB C to SD Card Reader
StarTech 2 Port USB C KVM Switch
Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0
External Hard Drive Portable Carrying Case
Mountable Surge Protector Power Strip with USB 5 Outlets 3 USB Ports

🥼 Raspberry Pi Lab
Raspberry SC15184 Pi 4 Model B 2019 Quad Core 64 Bit WiFi Bluetooth (2GB)
Miuzei Case for Raspberry Pi
Micro Center 32GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Flash Memory Card with Adapter
Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable 6FT

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