Vincent Codispot

Information Security Analyst - Incident Response & Forensics

I hold a Bachelor Degree in Cyber Forensics & Information Security and a Associate of Applied Science Degree in CIS: Network Administration. My current role is Senior Information Security Analyst at Highmark Health where I support the Threat and Vulnerability Management Team. I began at Highmark on the Incident Response and Forensics team as an Information Security Analyst. Now I am bringing together my hands on knowledge of Incident Response/Forensics and Threat Detection to serve as a mentor and bring Cyber Threat Hunting capabilities into the SOC. As a Threat Detection Analyst for NTT Security, I researched security and machine learning events, performed packet-level analysis, and vulnerability testing to provide advanced analytics and identify threats that may evade standard forms of detection. This also included the analysis and reverse engineering of files recovered from malspam campaigns, phishing and exploit attempts. Most importantly, I am largely self-taught, and an internally motivated professional.

Professional Skills and Tools

  • SIEM: Splunk, LogRhythm, MapR, ELK, Kibana.
  • PCAPS: WireShark, Tshark, TCPDUMP, editcap, NetworkMiner.
  • Virtualization: AWS, VMware, ESXI, VirtualBox.
  • Digital Forensics: Sleuth Kit (+Autopsy), FTK.
  • Malware Analysis: PE Explorer, Sysinternals Suite, Explorer Suite, InetSim, Snort/Suricata, x64bdg, OllyDbg, IDA, Ghidra, Linux.
  • Laws: Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 (SOX), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 1996, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 1999, Homeland Security Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
  • Strong background in Networking including Protocols, IPv4/IPv6, Subnetting.
  • HTML5, C++, Python, PHP, WordPress.


Bachelor of Science: Cyber Forensics & Information Security

Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA

2016 - 2018

Dean’s List & President’s List 2016 – 2018 – 120 credits GPA: 3.75

Associate of Applied Science: Computer Information Systems - Network Administration

Butler County Community College (BC3), Butler, PA

2015 – 2017

Dean’s List & President’s List 2015 – 2017 – 93 credits GPA: 3.5


GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Network+ N10-007 CompTIA A+ 220-901/902

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin

Splunk Core Certified Power User

Splunk Core Certified User

LogRhythm Security Analyst

Network Pro TestOut PC Pro TestOut

Work History

November, 2020 - *Current

Senior Information Security Analyst, Cyber Defense, Highmark, 501 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

April, 2020 - November, 2020

Information Security Analyst, Incident Response and Forensics, Highmark, 501 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

April, 2019 - April, 2020

Threat Detection Analyst, NTT Security Operations Center, 100 Global View Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086

  • Member of NTT’s Blue Team who participates in Splunk Boss of the SOC(BOTS) Events, including Splunk .conf19, North American Boss of the SOC (BOTS) Day, and various other.

August, 2018 - April, 2018

Cyber Security Analyst, NTT Security Operations Center, 100 Global View Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086

  • Engaged in comprehensive log and security monitoring for regulations such as PCI DSS, GLBA, HIPAA, SOX, and others. Correlation of security events in Splunk, Kibana, MapR and LogRhythm to provide context-aware alerting.

October, 2017August, 2018

Lead Line Technical Support (1st Level Supervisor), Armstrong, AGOC, 437 N. Main St, Butler, PA 16001

  • As a member of Technical Support Lead Line my duties included providing agent guidance on issues pertaining to company policies, products, and procedures, handling escalated calls as a supervisor, reviewing escalations, and handling level II troubleshooting for business and residential Internet and Telephone services, hosted email and cable.

May, 2015 October, 2017

Technical Support Representative, Armstrong, AGOC, 437 N. Main St, Butler, PA 16001

  • Completed practicum for Associate Degree

*References/more information will be made available upon request.

Please send an email to: