Cyber Security Engineer

Cordius Ltd
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client - a multinational high-tech business, providing solutions to the defence, aerospace and security industries - is looking for a Cyber Security Engineer with specialist skills in Network Intrusion Detection systems to support, maintain, troubleshoot and tune the security devices - working in conjunction with other cyber security specialists as an integral part of a wider system implementation. The position requires demonstrable experience within a similar role preferably working in secure environment such as a MOD/GOV/NATO environment.


· Ensuring that all specialist applications such as event correlation (and its associated remote data collection feeds), network discovery, network traffic pattern/flow analysis, mail content checking, extrusion detection and on-line computer forensics tools are installed, configured and operational

· Maintain keen understanding of evolving Internet threats to ensure the security of the networks and assets.

· Write technical articles for internal knowledge base, Whitepapers based upon system integration, functionality upgrades and service improvements.

· Participate in knowledge sharing with other analysts and develop solutions efficiently

· Coordinate or participate in individual or team projects


· Cisco FireSight

· Experience and in depth knowledge of Cisco FMS in large environments utilising Cisco 8000 series hardware Sensors including virtual appliances

· Demonstrate experience of Snort rule writing, rule & pre-processor tuning, rule & pre-processor performance testing and verification

· Sound knowledge of Cisco FMS report generation, log and rule correlation

· Cisco FMS and series 8000 Sensor troubleshooting including performance enhancements

· Experience of system upgrades and security updates on live systems

· Experience with 8000 Series Stacked/Clustered Sensors

· A sound knowledge of IT security best practice, common attack types and detection / prevention methods.

· Demonstrable experience of analysing and interpreting system, security and application logs to diagnose faults and spot abnormal behaviours