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SOC Analyst

  • Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Malvern, Worcestershire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 19/09/2018
  • Job reference: J392263A

SOC Analyst - £25k to £35k

Permanent

Worcestershire

Our client, a leading Defence organisation is currently looking to expand their Secure Operating Centre (SOC) based in Malvern. The successful applicant will provide defence against cyber-attacks, through the monitoring, analysis and management of security events/incidents emanating from client networks and systems. The SOC runs 24/7 so the role would involve shift patterns, alternating between day and night.

Key Responsibilities Include:

* Monitoring and assessing the risk and validity of real-time security-related events, using security tools, SIEM technologies and other security resources.
* Conducting real time tactical management of security events in compliance with service level agreements, standards and legal policies.
* Identify routine and non-routine indicators of security-related events, conducting a first-level analysis and making quick, experience and evidence-based responses; focusing on quality and accurate reporting.
* Working autonomously to interpret, distil and escalate incidents, using digital evidence, to determine and report the level of threat an anomaly may represent to the confidentiality, integrity or availability (CIA) of IT systems or data.
* Contribute to the analysis of failed or successful cyber-attacks providing effective reporting and recommendations of potential mitigation's to future similar attacks.
* Contribute to the management and optimisation of security tools (e.g. tuning), processes and performance metrics following best practice.

Experience & Qualifications:

* A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Networks, Information Security or other related technical discipline or equivalent experience.
* Experience working in IT.
* Experience with/Passion for information security.
* Knowledge of security technologies such as SIEM, NIDS/NIPS, HIDS/HIPS, Endpoint protection suites.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to further their career within Cyber Security, willing to undertake extensive training and develop their skills within a fast paced and dynamic environment. Any relevant qualifications within the IT field such as Cisco Certified network Professional Security (CCNP Security), CREST Practitioner Intrusion Analyst; ITIL Foundation; CompTIA Network, SANS GIAC or similar would be advantageous.

To Apply

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