Cyber Security Analyst

Reporting to the Head of Cyber Security as a Cyber Security Analyst, you will be part of a global team of Information Security specialists, where you will help define the technology, policies and practices used to protect the organisation and its clients.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with strong technical acumen in security operations, who will be working in collaboration with a team of IT operations specialists, including DBA, System and Network administrators, and Solution Owners in identifying and quickly remediating any security related incidents, vulnerabilities or other concerns that may impact the business.

You must be able to work in a fast paced, agile environment with short timelines for deliverables. Whilst it is recognised not all security measures are impenetrable, you will be measured on your ability to quickly identify, respond to and contain security threats.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate and monitor Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), anti-malware and other cyber-security tools, logs and technologies, enabling rapid detection and response to malicious activities.
  • Recognize and respond to cyber-attacks and threats based on in-depth, proactive analysis of monitoring, network, application and system event data to identify potentially abnormal or anomalous system behaviour.
  • Perform network and host-based forensic triage during incident response activities.
  • Evaluate and utilize intelligence regarding new threats and vulnerabilities to ensure protective monitoring is capable of detecting potential new attacks (e.g. through custom network (IDS), host-based (EDR) or SIEM rules).
  • Research and maintain a proficiency in current and emerging threats, vulnerabilities and security technology developments.
  • Work with other analysts to support in performing a range of investigative and response activities.
  • Be the leading operations analyst during shift working on security incidents whilst providing oversight and guidance to junior analysts.

Technical knowledge and experience

The successful candidate must possess a strong understanding of the following:

  • Commercial experience with IDS, SIEM, anti-malware and cyber-security technologies.
  • Demonstrable understanding of network traffic analysis techniques and ability to correlate multiple cyber-security event sources to provide triage and analysis of an intrusion attempt.
  • Familiarity with the tools and techniques used by both ethical and malicious hackers, e.g. vulnerability scanners, exploit frameworks, etc.
  • Detailed understanding of TCP/IP, Internet protocols and networking principles and OS concepts and technologies.
  • Knowledge of email structure, security and analysis with the intention to identify and remediate or escalate suspicious emails.
  • Awareness of Offensive Security practices, including vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and reports. Able to complete tasks with direction.
  • Functional Scripting skills in one or more languages (such as Python, Ruby, PowerShell).
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with individuals at all levels of the organization and with third-party vendors.

Business Skills

  • Must be an intelligent, articulate, consensus building individual who can serve as an effective member of the Cyber Security team and effectively communicate technical concepts.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a global, multi-office, environment and willing to travel to overseas offices, as required.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the company’s internal and personnel affairs.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, and able to harness different skills and experience, and enjoy a strong sense of team spirit. Willing and able to oversee junior analysts in a mentorship/technical support role.
  • Excellent verbal communication and documentation/technical writing skills.
  • Must demonstrate professionalism and maturity when working with internal business functions, peers, senior management, and vendors.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Able to work as part of a shift pattern as required.

Education. Certifications

Non-essential but desirable:

  • 2-3 years working in a Security Operations or Cyber Security Function as an analyst.
  • MSc in Computer Science or equivalent working experience preferred.
  • Relevant Cyber Security Certifications (¬GCFA, GCFE, GPEN, GCIH).

Job Category: Ciber Security
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Remote

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