A day in the life of a cybersecurity analyst: Identifying threats, finding solutions & keeping data safe

From identifying weaknesses in security approach to mitigating risks, the job is a challenging one.

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An analyst at Kaspersky typically begins the day by looking at the data coming in from their servers in real-time.
In an exclusive interview to ET Panache, Claire Hatcher shares what it is like to be a cybersecurity analyst.

“An analyst at Kaspersky typically begins the day by looking at the data coming in from our servers in real-time. The next step is to figure out the threat patterns and techniques adopted by the bad guys. This is followed by identifying weaknesses in their approach and working towards putting in place systems to mitigate risk from such attacks. But as head of fraud prevention, my duties vary daily.

“On some days, I’m speaking at conferences and trying to educate people about the things I know. But I’m one individual — I cannot know everything. I love speaking to journalists and security experts in different countries to find out the threat patterns that they are seeing. I run the information by our R&D and product management teams, who, in turn, tailor solutions capable of countering these new threats. On other days, I speak to different enterprises, get feedback on how our products are working for them, and get back to the development team on how we can integrate new solutions for products in our portfolio. Every day is different — you are plumbing the depths of the dark web, trying to find out what will come next.”


Security, Messenger, Artwork: Apps For Parents To Stay Connected With Their Kids
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When work takes the jet-setting father halfway around the globe, these applications make sure the little one never feels separated. (Text: Rajarshi Bhattacharjee)
When work takes the jet-setting father halfway around the globe, these applications make sure the little one never feels separated. (Text: Rajarshi Bhattacharjee)
App Store, Play Store, Amazon.com

It is a fun messaging app to connect with your kids when you are away. The app is independent of all social media sites and ensures that your child can safely communicate with you and other family members, as you validate all invitations received, and sent. Its fun features include photos, drawings, voice and text messages, personalised stickers and more. The app says all your children’s personal information is encrypted.

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App Store, Play Store, Amazon.com It is a fun messaging app to connect with your kids when you are away. The app is independent of all social media sites and ensures that your child can safely comm..
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App Store, Play Store

Venturing on a secret adventure is going to be tough for your kid when you install this app on his /her phone. No matter which part of the globe work has taken you to, this app will give you exact realtime location of your little one. You can also set alerts when your child or family members arrive at or leave destinations, and plan your next family gathering.

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App Store, Play Store Venturing on a secret adventure is going to be tough for your kid when you install this app on his /her phone. No matter which part of the globe work has taken you to, this ap..
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Play Store

With the ability to control the internet activity of different mobile devices remotely, Net Nanny is a great tool for enforcing data usage. It is a custom mobile browser that becomes your child’s default browser. You can manage which apps your child can or cannot use on his mobile phone.

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Play Store With the ability to control the internet activity of different mobile devices remotely, Net Nanny is a great tool for enforcing data usage. It is a custom mobile browser that becomes you..
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App, Play Store

When it’s time to be a strict parent, switch to MMGuardian. It has a dedicated messaging app that will allow you to control who your child can text. It will send you alerts based on keywords, and share reports with the entire conversation. It also lets you block incoming calls and specific applications on your child’s handset. Although it is slightly invasive, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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App, Play Store When it’s time to be a strict parent, switch to MMGuardian. It has a dedicated messaging app that will allow you to control who your child can text. It will send you alerts based on ..
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App Store, Play Store

Skype is a platform where you can connect with your kid with photos, videos, voice messages, emoticons, emojis, not to mention high quality videos. In fact, you can stay connected with all your family members using Microsoft’s Family feature. If you’re using Microsoft Family, Skype will add all of your family members to your contact list.

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App Store, Play Store Skype is a platform where you can connect with your kid with photos, videos, voice messages, emoticons, emojis, not to mention high quality videos. In fact, you can stay connec..
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App Store, Play Store

If you are a parent of a pint-sized Picasso, this app will encourage you to photograph, save and share your child’s artwork with the phone. If you feel guilty over trashing your junior’s creations, this can assuage those feelings by turning them into lasting digital memories. The artwork can also be printed through the app, thus giving you ‘new and exciting ways’ to interact with your child

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App Store, Play Store If you are a parent of a pint-sized Picasso, this app will encourage you to photograph, save and share your child’s artwork with the phone. If you feel guilty over trashing yo..
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