Megan Nilsen

Security Consultant

Experience

Megan has over five years experience in the Gaming & Hospitality industry working as both an Engineer and a Lead Analyst in a Security Operations Center. She has worked with a wide array of corporate security tools including IDS/IPS and vulnerability scanners. In addition, she has led the development of SIEM programs focused on actionable alerts that leverage automation to speed up response time and reduce analyst fatigue.

Her knowledge in security, business administration, and compliance (SOX/MICS/PCI) makes her well equipped to understand the challenges and needs of large enterprise environments.

Education & Certifications

  • BS – Accounting and Information Systems – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity – SANS Technology Institute
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)

Professional Affiliations

GIAC Advisory Board

Passion for Security

Megan discovered her interest in cyber during college. Since then, she has fallen in love with the fast-paced and continuously evolving nature of the industry.

She has especially developed a passion for all things SIEM, from building reporting to log source enrichment to system tuning and developing alerts. She is highly motivated and looks forward to applying her knowledge and skills to help organizations improve their existing security practices.

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