SOC Analyst

Ref: ZR_6214_JOB  ·  Posted on 11 June 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.

The individuals who take on these roles will be working as part of the Security Operations team. Day to day responsibilities will include; responding and investigating alerts, liaising with customers in order to support investigative outcomes and providing remediation actions, implementation of new signatures/rules, and assisting in the creation and development of analyst core processes and procedures. 

Key responsibilities
  • Being part of a 24/7 operational security service team working 12 hour shifts
  • Assisting in the development & mentorship of junior members of staff
  • Performing detailed analysis of the data captured by monitoring systems
  • Responding to and investigating alerts raised by proprietary tool sets
  • Escalating incidents to senior management where necessary & acting as a point of contact throughout investigation
  • The recommendation & implementation of new signatures/rules & tuning existing
  • Supporting Investigative Consultants with incident response investigations
  • Supporting client engagements and or service meetings
  • Report generation
  • Handling client queries
Skills & experience
  • Demonstrates a passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT
  • Possesses a detail 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 good 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 organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks, prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical skills and an ability to analyze 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.

Over 2 years working in a SOC environment and a degree or equivalent level education in the follow topics:

  • Cyber/information/network security
  • Computer science
  • Software/electrical/network engineering
  • Other IT/security/network-related degrees
  • CREST (CPIA, CRIA, CPSA)
  • Vendor Certs or training
  • SANS
  • CEH
  • Security+
  • Network+

Experience in any of the following:

  • SIEM tools (LogRhtythm)
  • EDR tools (Carbon Black & CrowdStrike)
  • IDS/IPS
  • ITSM toolsets
Additional benefits
  • 26 shift day’s annual leave
  • Option to buy up to 5 extra days
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Company share plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare Voucher scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Free Eye tests
  • Sabbatical Options
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