Security Analyst

Datasource Computer Employment Limited
£53k pa + Excellent Salary!
04 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Role: Security Analyst Location: Home Based (Manchester) Type: Permanent Salary/Rate: Excellent Salary! Start Date: ASAP Clearance: SC Clearance Security Analyst - Permanent - Home Based (Manchester) - Excellent Salary! Our client is looking for a Security Analyst who will be responsible for proactive monitoring and threat hunting within customer environments, utilising diverse data feeds such as logs, full packet capture and endpoint forensic capabilities. The successful candidate will be actively looking to expand their skill set to develop towards a more senior or consulting role. The Security Analyst will form part of an elite team who will represent our client and its interests and therefore deliver clear and accurate incident reports to customers and articulate incident particulars during time sensitive situations. Successful candidates will also be hands on with investigations and need to be able to present data from investigations to a room of board level executives. Working for our client the successful candidate will be part of a growing team, working alongside world class partner organizations. Key Responsibilities: - To proactively monitor and hunt through customer environments to detect and respond to information security threats - Responsible for simultaneous multiple incident investigations and monitoring - Responsible for escalation to VSOC Senior Analysts - Responsible for providing reports to clients and Senior Analysts - Responsible for supporting Incident Response teams, both inside customer environments - Identify issues related to tools, processes and environments - Keep abreast of relevant technology changes, threats, vulnerabilities and industry developments/current events - Keep abreast of relevant geopolitical and industry developments which might influence attacks and threat actors motivations - Develop professional skill to progress to other duties such as Senior Analyst and consultant Essential Skills/Experience: The suitable candidate must have demonstrable experience as a Security Analysts or Senior Analyst within either a government or commercial environment. Advanced knowledge of IT security best practice, common attack types and detection / prevention methods including: - Web attacks - Malicious code - Obfuscation (and associated techniques of AV & IPS/IDS evasion) - Yara - Snort/FireSight/SourceFire & Similar Products - PII breach - Directory Traversal - SQL Injection - (D)DoS ((Distributed)Denial of Service) - Experience with at least one of the following SIEM/NSM tools and the terminology associated with them - NetWitness - Splunk - McAfee NSM - Trend Micro Deep Security - Strong organizational and both written and oral communication skills - Lead on major Incidents - Mentoring/Developing Junior Analysts - Developing processes/work instructions - At least one of the following Professional certifications: - CREST - CRIA, CCHIA, CCNIA - SANS Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) - Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) - Security + - CCNA R&S/Security - Vendor Specific SIEM Certification Desirable Skills/Experience: - Previous experience of working within a commercial environment - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - Exposure to IT service management best practices such as ITIL - Experience with ISO27001 standards and ITIL framework - Experience of mentoring or coaching members of a team - Experience working within PCI-DSS environments. - Strong understanding of penetration testing methodologies Key Behaviours: - Excellent interpersonal skills for customer liaison - Excellent written and oral communication skills - Excellent time management, organization and prioritization skills - An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation - A desire to learn and constantly expand your horizons - Ability to work closely with others in a small team - Ability to work under pressure - High degree of initiative and flexibility - Willingness to travel if required - Ability to work independently You will be required to hold a minimum of SC security clearance. If you do not hold an active SC clearance please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying. Hit the 'Apply now' button to apply and to discuss this role further. We will be delighted to hear from you! (c) Copyright Datasource Computer Employment Limited 2017.
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