Matt Elliott | Data Analyst    

 Stockbridge, GA  |     [email protected]  |   404-428-3129


Dear Hiring Manager,

From the perspective of a data analyst, I believe that my workflow best translates to communication. Beyond the relentless storm of activity involved with my organization's cybersecurity operations on a regular basis, there must always be internal means of communicating very specific, actionable information and metrics to the necessary spheres of leadership— in a style that's accurate, concrete, and intuitively understood. 

By that philosophy, I'd promote data analytics as my primary style of communication in any corporate environment— but before I can ethically convey intelligence to members of my organization, my responsibilities always start with maximizing the accessibility, quality, and utility of datasets to ensure that they are factual, complete, and provide real answers to real business inquiries. 

For me, this often involves a great deal of data exploration, remodeling, cleansing, transformation, and even automation using platforms like SMSS, Excel, Power Query, and Power Automate before I can proceed to the segment of work I enjoy the most data visualization using Microsoft's very own Power BI Desktop.

At this stage, my creativity peaks, and I finally get the opportunity to bring life to the data that I've worked so hard to develop by designing compelling, dynamic, and interactive dashboards. Once I'm satisfied with the overall design and user-friendliness of my creations, I publish them to the Power BI Service across the necessary apps and workspaces where they can be explored or utilized by specified user groups by the principle of least privileged access.

I find this process of graphically translating complex data extremely rewarding, and as a college student, soon graduating in May of 2022 with a degree in cybersecurity and possessing several industry-recognized certifications relevant to Microsoft Azure, TCP/IP Networking, and Information Security, an opportunity to work within The Microsoft Operational Threat Intelligence Center as a Cybersecurity Data Analyst would empower me with the scope I need to continue applying my innovative data skills along with my professional background in cybersecurity.

As there is considerably more to relate, I would like the opportunity to expand upon my qualifications outlined herein, with an interview to discuss your team's specific data needs and my ability to meet them. Please contact me to begin the conversation!

Thank you,

Matt Elliott