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SOC Analyst

Harvey Nash
Closing date
17 Sep 2021

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Technology & New Media
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SOC Analyst - Edinburgh - Outside IR35 - Public Sector

Day Rate - up to £440

Duration - 6 months

Harvey Nash's Client are looking for a SOC Analyst to support them in the onboarding and maintenance of SOC capabilities, including integration of processes and toolsets such as Network Access Control, Extended Detection and Response (XDR), Security Automation, Orchestration and Response (SOAR), into a mature service state.

Main Objectives
  • Development of a Security Operations Centre (SOC) capability, utilising existing security technologies such as XDR, NAC, SOAR, CSPM and ITSM tools
  • Assist with defining SLAs / OLAs for the different elements of IT Security services
  • Create and contribute to existing processes / playbooks relating to SOC operations
  • Develop a SOC reporting capability, whereby metrics relating to security alerts / incidents / services are consumable for wider business stakeholders
  • Respond to SOC alerts and triage / investigate to resolution
  • Identify and implement process / playbook improvements and alert tuning opportunities
  • Mentor junior colleagues
  • Provide support to security engineers with wider IT Security initiatives as required

Skills & Experience Required
  • Demonstratable experience of using / managing toolsets such as:
    • Extended Detection and Response (preferably Cortex XDR) toolsets
    • Utilising Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (preferably Cortex
    • XSOAR) tools to improve / automate / streamline routine security processes
    • Awareness of Network Access Control solutions (preferably ForeScout)
    • Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solutions (preferably PRISMA Cloud)
  • Demonstratable experience in the following areas:
    • Cyber Security Incident Response processes o Secure networking principles o Firewall management
    • Vulnerability Management (preferably including use of Tenable/Nessus)
    • Experience of working within an Agile delivery environment

Desirable Skills & Experience
  • Experience of working in a Government department
  • Experience of conducting risk assessments relating to security controls or weaknesses
  • Using IT Service management tools to record and audit security investigations (preferably ServiceNow)
  • Achievement of industry recognised certifications and / or educational achievements relating to Security Analyst roles, such as (but not limited to):
    • Degree in Cyber Security
    • Security+ / CySA+ / GCIH etc

Please note that a BPSS Clearance is required for this post.

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