SOC Analyst, Defence Client, SC Clearance, Malvern Role Purpose Our client within the Defence industry are looking for a SOC Analyst to work as a member of a team to provide defence against cyber-attacks, through the monitoring, analysis and management of security events/incidents emanating from client networks and systems.You will work autonomously, with minimal supervision and direction to monitor and assess the risk and validity of real-time security-related events, using security tools, SIEM technologies and other security resources. The position will also involve conducting real-time tactical management of security events in compliance with service level agreements, standards and legal policies.The successful candidate will help to identify routine and non-routine indicators of security-related events, conducting a first-level analysis and making quick, experienced and evidence-based responses; focusing on quality and accurate reporting. This will also include analysing threat information feeds in order to identify "Indicators of Compromise" and provide intelligence to enable the detection of emerging, and client specific threats. Key Capabilities/KnowledgeThe successful candidate will have a good understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals and common higher-level protocols such as HTTP, as well as an understanding of the protocols and communication sequences expected for a number of technologies (e.g. DNS server, network devices). A knowledge of security technologies such as SIEM, NIDS/NIPS, HIDS/HIPS, Endpoint protection suites will be essential, also the ideal candidate will have a good understanding of security architecture, including encryption and encoding, web server operations, network file sharing and network firewalls as well as their security implications.You will have the ability to interpret system data such as security event logs, system logs, and application logs and be able to identify developing patterns and trends from knowledge and data. The position will also involve maintaining a working knowledge of current and emerging security threats and applying this knowledge to real-time analysis tasks.With regards to the non-technical aspect of the position, you must be able to demonstrate effective communication skills with colleagues, including the ability to handover work to oncoming shift personnel and when providing input to reports/presentations, justifying assertions with evidence. Additional strong client interaction (over telephone and e-mail communication) including regular, prompt and comprehensive client reporting will be a main part of your role.About Us Our client comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?