Lead Security Analyst (SOC Manager)

Ref: ZR_6303_JOB  ·  Posted on 19 July 2021

Introduction

Our client is currently recruiting for Security Analysts to work within their Security Operations team. The role encompasses both monitoring and responding to alerts raised by various tool-sets as part of an ongoing managed security monitoring service, coupled with analysing data sets gathered from Incident Response investigations and assisting Investigative Consultants to deliver positive investigative outcomes to their breach investigation consultancy engagements.

Key responsibilities
  • Respond to alerts escalated by shift analysts
  • Perform detailed analysis and undertake an in-depth investigation into potential and confirmed security incidents
  • Escalate incidents where necessary & acting as a point of contact throughout
  • Conduct threat hunting across client environments
  • Develop and refine threat hunting techniques
  • Review and action alerts flagged as tuning candidates
  • Conduct proactive threat research
  • Develop and implement new signatures/rules
  • Task and manage the delivery of junior analysts
  • Development & mentor junior members of staff
  • Manage the delivery of SOC projects
  • Support client engagements and or service meetings, representing the business to external stakeholders
  • Provide out-of-hours technical escalation support to shift analysts
  • Development SOC playbooks
Skills & experience
  • Demonstrates a passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT
  • Possesses a detailed understanding of the core discipline, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware and security
  • An understanding of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them
  • A detailed working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus
  • Demonstratable knowledge of at least one scripting or programming language.
  • Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with an ability to communicate with a range of technical and non-technical team members and other relevant individuals
  • Written communication skills & the ability to write technical reports.
  • Time-management and organisational skills to manage a variety of tasks, prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical skills and an ability to analyse complex technical information in order to identify patterns and trends
  • An ability to work under pressure, particularly when dealing with threats and at times of high demand.

Degree or equivalent level of education in any of the following;

  • Cyber/information/network security
  • Computer science
  • Software/electrical/network engineering
  • Other IT/security/network-related degrees
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Vendor Certs or training
  • CREST (CPIA, CRIA, CPSA)
  • SANS
Additional benefits
  • 30 days’ annual leave per year
  • Private medical insurance
  • 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice
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