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Employee Spotlight

James Waddell

Security Analyst II

June 8, 2022     |     Employee Spotlight

It all starts with our team members. Our industry-leading hiring, development, and management strategy allows us to attract the best of the best. Our team is built on a set of shared core values that include integrity, vigilance, client service focus, excellence, humility, and teamwork.

Keep reading to get to know the Cyber74 team and find out what this organization means to us!

“James is an exceptional team member. As a Cybersecurity Analyst II, he has been taking the lead on projects to deploy toolsets to our clients. He communicates clear strategic directions with our clients and responds promptly to all requests. He is consistent, dependable, and accurate in carrying out responsibilities to a successful conclusion. He is extremely agile with all tasks that are requested of him. James always has a positive attitude when it comes to taking on additional tasks to help clients and our team. He turns opportunities into results. James demonstrates strong analytical reasoning and is very methodical in solving problems. He is highly skilled at threat hunting. He is a very valuable team member who thrives at mentoring fellow security analysts.” – Danielle Weisz, Security Operations Manager

How long have you been working in IT?

Over 11 years. I have been in a Security Analyst for 5 years.

Why did you join Cyber74?

After having worked in a more stagnant, enterprise environment I was seeking a fast-paced job with multiple opportunities for professional and educational growth.

What is the most interesting or favorite part of your job?

The unpredictable, dynamic nature of my work means that I never know what challenges I’ll be tasked with resolving in any given day.

What are some cool projects you’ve seen our clients do with Cyber74’s services/products?

It’s exciting to see our clients finding substantial value in our assessments and recommendations and putting in the work to implement solutions which will significantly improve their security posture.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

I feel a sense of accomplishment after piecing together events to tell a complete story of how a particularly obscure or challenging attack occurred.

When you think of the Cyber74 culture, what 3 words come to mind?

Excellence: The quality of workmanship here is exceptional across the board.
Conscientiousness: Much care is taken to deliver products and services that benefit our clients.
Diligence: Service and solutions are delivered rapidly and dependably.

What are your hobbies outside of Cyber74?

Outside of work I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and raising chickens.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.

I have an interest in ancient history and philosophy.

Nora Erspamer