What do you do at Hozint?
At Hozint, I am a Threat Intelligence Analyst in the EMEA Desk covering Western Europe. My role is to monitor and report on past, present and future events by writing short, concise alerts, that could affect different sectors, such as Aviation, Construction, Oil & Gas or Transport & Logistics.
What do you like the most about your job?
This job has been a constant discovery. There is always a new challenge: discovering new protests, new strikes, and crimes. I enjoy the fact that through this work I get to know and explore a lot of the issues that affect Western Europe.
What skills do you need to be a good threat intelligence analyst?
To be a good analyst you must be accurate and reliable. Whenever you write an alert, all the information that is reported must be verified through reliable sources and no detail can be omitted. This means that we must not stop at the first sources we find, because there may be others with just as many important details. All this, however, must be done quickly. Being able to work under pressure and quickly in another very important skill required for this position. You always need to find the right balance between accuracy and speed to avoid forgetting relevant details or making mistakes when writing an alert.
What are the most challenging aspects of your job?
This is very intense work that requires a lot of attention and has a very low margin for error. In the beginning, the amount of information that you need to process can be a bit overwhelming and it may take some time to skim the relevant information from the irrelevant ones. Moreover, having to deal with “bad” news on a daily basis has certainly some cons, but over time it helps you not to get emotionally involved and to have an impartial position.
Tell us one thing that you have learnt from your experience at Hozint?
One important thing I have learnt is not only to understand what information is relevant but rather why that information is relevant. It is important to ask yourself, even before writing, what risks, real or potential, that information could have on our clients. It is therefore important to maintain a lucid and objective mindset.
How would you describe working at Hozint?
Working at Hozint gives you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and with different cultural and professional backgrounds. The fact that every day represents a new challenge makes it a very stimulating environment that helps you grow on a professional and personal level.
What kind of professional do you aspire to become?
Thanks to Hozint I realised that I want to continue working in the field of intelligence and security. One of my dreams would be to work for international organizations or agencies like Interpol or Europol, but I wouldn’t mind working in the private sector either.
What do you like doing in your free time?
I enjoy watching films at the cinema, listening to music, going to the gym, and studying and learning about new languages and cultures. I recently started playing the bass guitar.
Where can we reach out to you?