IT Security Analyst

Meraki Talent Limited
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Security Analyst


Excellent Salary


Posted Wednesday 10 January 2018

Friday 26 Jan 2018

Meraki Talent?s financial services client are actively seeking an experienced IT Security Analyst to join their newly created team. Previously the security capacity has been split over a number of different teams, however recently the business made the decision to centralise and grow the function. The IT Security Analyst will assist in assessing security risks and implementing new security measures to minimise vulnerabilities. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced security analyst looking to move to a brand new team so they can bring their knowledge to make an impact, for someone looking to move from a large security team to a smaller, more dynamic team with more role breadth or for someone from a security capacity within a consultancy looking to move to the commercial sector.

Responsibilities of the IT Security Analyst:

- Monitor Splunk SIEM; provide initial analysis of logs and network traffic and make security event determinations on alarm severity

- Support day to day monitoring of security tools including Firewalls, Honeypots, Antivirus

- Assist in ensuring adherence to security standards that meet different regulatory requirements including ISO27001

- Evaluating and implementing new security technologies

- Liaise with MSSPs and external security vendors to identify trends and analyse new threats

- Promote and develop awareness for different security risks and best practices across the company

- Participate in cyber security incident response process and incident investigations

- Document information security operations policies, process and procedures

- Use available information to proactively identify potential threats to our infrastructure and recommend on mitigation strategies ahead of time

Background of the IT Security Analyst:

- Solid knowledge of IT security best practices, common attack types and detection/prevention methods

- Experienced in the utilisation of SIEM tools (Splunk highly desirable)

- Hold relevant technical and security qualifications or if none held be prepared to undertake them as part of role and development

- Experienced with scripting languages (Eg. Powershell, Bash, Python)

- Knowledgeable around server/desktop, Linux and Windows environments

- Understanding of the protocols used for security monitoring including HTTP, HTTPS, SQL, TCP/IP and Active Directory

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