Cyber Security Analyst

26 March 2021

Cyber Security Analyst / £30,000 – 40,000 per annum / Leeds

Access IT & Digital Talent are partnering with a market leading MSSP who are seeking a Security Analyst to join the Operations team. The Sec Ops team have some of the most talented security professionals in the market, and it would be a great place to further develop your skills.

The successful candidate will join the team as a Cyber Security Analyst, helping to provide the best levels of protection for clients. The company delivers a range of outsourced cyber security services with a particular focus on protecting organisations that are threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks. The Security Operations Team has operational responsibility for all in-life services delivered to customers across a wide variety of market sectors.

Their Advanced Security Operations Centre (SOC) uses a combination of established solutions and cutting-edge technology to protect IT networks from a wide range of cyber threats on a 24x7x365 basis. As such this is a shift and / or day-based role which is responsible for analysing and responding to all security and service-related events on a 24×7 basis.

This is a ‘hands-on’ role and you are expected to carry out analysis activities as part of your day to day duties.

This role will be based in the Leeds Security Operations Centre, and the salary range is £30.000 – 40,000 per annum, dependant on experience.

Specific Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Working within the SOC, the Security Analyst will play a key role in helping to protect customer IT networks from cyber-attack. You will:

  • Monitor and analyse Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Anomaly Detection Systems (ADS), Firewall event logs, and Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) toolset event logs to identify security attacks and threats for remediation/suppression.

  • Assist in Computer Security Incident Response activities for large organisations.

  • Work with first, second- & third-line security analysts (internal and external) to identify various malicious threats in enterprise environments.

  • Review attack information from other analysts in preparation for release to or onward review.

  • Recognise potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.

  • Assist in creating use cases for new content, or recommendations on existing content.

  • Ensure timely accurate communications of alerts to IT, Network or Security groups regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications, and operating systems. There are controlled measures and targets in place.

  • Assist Senior Analysts with the implementation of countermeasures or mitigating controls.

  • Respond to escalations, or will escalate if required as per the agreed processes

Qualifications and requirements

  • Previous experience of working within a Security Operations Centre.

  • Experience with SIEM or Service Desk toolsets.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Evidence of working well with others in a highly structured team environment.

  • Ability to interact with customers and technical team members.

  • Good skills in Incident Response and IDS Monitoring.

  • Foundation of Network and Security skills.

  • Fundamental knowledge of Windows, Linux, and Unix.

  • Understanding of attacks and the threat landscape.

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