Expert Spotlights

Meet Security Operations Center Expert at DeepSeas, Tanya Bowling

June 22, 2023

We had the pleasure of interviewing a Security Operations Center (SOC) expert at DeepSeas, Tanya Bowling. In the interview below, Tanya shares more about her background and expertise and her role at DeepSeas.

Hi, Tanya. Can you share a bit about your role as a security operations center expert at DeepSeas and what drew to the cyber defense industry?

I’ve been interested in incident response and forensics for years. Before joining DeepSeas, I was working in digital forensics with Booz Allen Hamilton. I had left the DC area to move home to Kentucky when the DeepSeas leadership reached out to me to join the crew here. Now, as Global SOC MDR Team Leader, I approve cases from our SOC analysts and serve as an escalation point for analysts. I have also been working as a lead analyst on compromise assessments as well. 

How does your background and Security Operations Center expertise enhance the ability of DeepSeas to protect our clients?

I have a diverse background ranging from military intelligence to digital network analysis to incident response and digital forensics. Cyber security is another part of that same family. I have learned how to use several different EDRs and SIEMs for analysis and have been able to leverage my expertise from past experience, which has also allowed me a different point of view. 

At DeepSeas, we pride ourselves on being client obsessed, and we achieve that by working together as a cohesive crew. One example of this is when our threat hunt analysts were able to find some things of interest on their hunts that an EDR didn’t pick up for a client. Our analysts were able to put cases together and communicate with the client. We provided guidance and assistance to our analysts and clients, who discovered other infected machines and looked for additional processes, all from the information that was found by our DeepSeas threat hunt analysts.

I also continue to enhance my expertise to best serve our clients through continuing education and certifications like GIAC GCIH Certification, GIAC GCFA Certification, GIAC GNFA Certification, GIAC GREM Certification, SANS Technology Institute Graduate Certificate in Incident Response and GIAC GDAT Certification.

What single piece of advice would you share with a CISO to improve her/his organization’s cyber defense posture? 

Train, train again, and retrain your people on security and password best practices.

We’re fortunate to have Tanya as a Security Operations Center expert at DeepSeas and thank her for sharing a bit about her expertise. Come back to meet more of our DeepSeas cyber security experts in future issues of our “Meet Our Deeps” series.