INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHT

INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHT

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Dylan McGuinness
Junior SOC Analyst Intern

Where are you in your education journey?

I graduated in 2021 from Newsome High School in Lithia, FL.

What certification(s) do you possess?

I have my CompTIA Security+, which is a baseline credential that covers the foundations of Cybersecurity. I am currently pursing my Offensive Security Certified Professional certificate (OSCP). This is an ethical hacking certification offered by Offensive Security that teaches penetration testing methodologies.

What has been your favorite part of the internship?

Learning the essential skills to start my journey in Cybersecurity while applying the knowledge I have already gathered in a practical real-life setting.

What are you looking forward to next in your career journey?

With my OSCP certificate I will be able to do Red Teaming which is hunting for vulnerabilities that malicious attackers could exploit and patching those holes before the threat actors can identify them. I am extremely enthusiastic about Cybersecurity and want to make this my lifelong career!

What are your hobbies/interests?

I like coding, building web applications, playing soccer and am a fan of all things Tampa sports related.