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Cyber Security Operator

RE Recruitment
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job specification

As the Cyber Security Operator, you are on the front line of cyber defence, detecting and responding to cyber-attacks on a day-to-day as they happen. You will be part of a small but highly experienced team working to ensure that the company's and client's information and systems are protected, in accordance with the needs of the business and according to Information Security principles of availability, integrity and confidentiality.With the assistance of security monitoring tools, you will be responsible for investigating and monitoring client facing networks for suspicious activity.The successful applicant should also be expected to research and report upon emerging threats, determining the levels of risk, to help shape and guide the security posture of the company and clients.The clients have a wide range of technical skill, so the ability to translate technical information towards the target audience is vital.You will be required to work on an extended shift pattern (early and late) to cover the core operating hours of the SOC (0600 - 2200 hrs, Monday - Friday) and be on-call outside of these hours when required. The future of the SOC will include the expansion of the manned hours to 24/7 in the medium term.This is an excellent opportunity for a professional who is passionate about progressing in the Cyber Industry and an analytical mindset to join us on our journey.

Key responsibilities
  • Triage and analysis of alerts from multiple SIEMs (Microsoft Sentinel, LogRhythm, Customised ELK) and intelligence monitoring capabilities, prior to escalation to the Shift Leader in accordance with the customer contracted Service Level Agreements.
  • Perform triage and analysis on reported suspicious and malicious emails.
  • Investigate and advise clients concerning risks and active vulnerabilities identified within monitored environments.
  • Proactive Threat Hunting of emerging threats.
  • Performing OSINT investigations into client's information and their assets.
  • Assistance in the Incident Handling and Response process internally.
  • Production of high-quality alert, incident, threat intelligence reports and monthly client reports.
  • Assist in the creation and compilation of phishing exercise campaign templates, running campaigns and report writing.
  • Researching new methods and techniques in Cyber Security to improve your knowledge as a Cyber Operator.
  • Assistance in the creation of projects that would be of benefit to us.

This job specification does not list all duties and is not limited to the above list of responsibilities.

  • Ability to work shifts (currently Early's and Late's, moving to 24/7 in medium term)
  • An active interest in Cyber/Information Security, Threat Intelligence, Software Development, ethical hacking and ITbased project creation.
  • Knowledge of computer/network security, tools and techniques used within incident investigations and Emerging Threats within the IT Security Sector.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent time management and the ability to multitask.
  • Excellent communicator, verbal and written with experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities.
  • Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information.
  • Must be UK SC clearable.

  • Educated to a Level 4 course standard in IT Security or similar focus.
  • Basic understanding of a SIEM tool, Incident Response Platform, Ticketing platform, OSINT tools and Threat Hunting.
  • A "self-starter" attitude, with the ability to manage your time well and have a true passion for wanting to get started on t
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