Next up in Ostra’s Employee Spotlight series is Eunice Asemnor, Security Analyst. We recently sat down with her to discuss her role at Ostra, what makes her tick, her experience and her life outside of work.
Career & Life at Ostra
Describe what you do at Ostra in one sentence.
I am a Security Analyst at Ostra who handles the alerts that come in and actively monitor client machines to assure the health of the environment.
What initially interested you about Ostra Cybersecurity in the first place? What about our mission do you connect with?
The fact that we work with small businesses is what initially caught my eye at Ostra. Many small businesses neglect to see that cybersecurity should be a priority for them. Threat actors don’t just aim at big corporations – rather, they mostly aim at smaller ones who are more vulnerable. I admire that our Founder, Michael Kennedy, saw that need in the system and catered to it.
What excites you most about your position and growth opportunity at Ostra?
At Ostra, the company allows everyone to explore areas they have interest in—the sky is the limit. As an example, when I first joined the team, I mentioned that I enjoy reading cybersecurity articles. I then had the opportunity to participate in creating a Field Report for Ostra’s blog. Additionally, there is always constant growth available in the company and I am able to learn so much from my team members.
What do you believe is the best thing about Ostra or the Ostra team?
The company culture at Ostra is truly amazing. We are the definition of a team. Everyone works with each other and is always willing to help wherever needed.
What’s your favorite thing about working in the SOC department?
Working in the SOC department allows me to always be working on something new. Aside from working on the alerts that come in on a day-to-day basis, I have the opportunity to participate in many neat projects. Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a phishing campaign for one of our clients and it was amazing!
What do you find most challenging about your role at Ostra?
The most challenging part of my role at Ostra is being able to find good balance. Depending on the day, there can be a lot to do, but finding good balance helps make it doable.
What advice would you offer to someone looking to take on a role similar to yours?
The advice I would give to someone looking to take on a similar role is to be ready to learn. At Ostra, everyone is so skilled at what they do and it’s a blessing to be able to pick the brain of such intelligent individuals. I always have my notebook on standby when I am speaking with one of my team members because I never know the tips I am going to get from the conversation.
What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?
If I was not a cybersecurity analyst, I would probably look into being a financial consultant. I am into money management and wealth building so I could see that being something I would be successful in.
OK, now for some fun questions
Where’s your favorite place in the world?
My favorite place would have to be Accra, Ghana.
Name one thing not a lot of people know about you.
I am an instrumentalist and involved in the music scene in Ghana.
Three words to best describe you.
Kind, optimistic, and ambitious
What’s your motto or personal mantra?
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
This verse always reminds me to take things one day at a time. In life, a lot of things can happen, but we have to remember to take things one day at a time. For the most part, things always end up working out.