IT Security Analyst

£28,000 - £33,000 plus Benefits
12 Jul 2019
09 Aug 2019
Consultancy, IT
Job Type

My Client are looking for a security focused IT Professional to join them as IT Security Analyst. You will conduct vulnerability assessments, monitor systems, networks and Web services for potential system breaches. You will research security trends and new methods and techniques used in unauthorised access of data to pre-empt and eliminate the possibility of a system breach. As well as technology specific training you will also be mentored by a qualified Information Security professional.

Their Support Services department provides leadership and direction in the business of running an efficient organisation and ensuring our resources are used to maximum effect.

You will act as first line security event analyst, monitoring the Security Information and Event Management System whilst monitoring the alarm console, providing initial analysis of logs and network traffic and making security event determinations on alarm severity, escalation and response routing. You will deliver first level investigation and remediation activities as a member of the Security Incident Response Team and participate in Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) events. In addition you will:

Conduct research and assessments of security events

Provide analysis of firewall, IDS, anti-virus and other network sensor produced events and present findings as input to SIRT

Participate in a Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Scanning Capability, following a documented process for routine scanning of Inmarsat infrastructure and network elements

Monitor threat and vulnerability news services for any relevant information that may impact installed infrastructure

Help provide data protection and security guidance to the wider business.

To be successful in this role you will have a sound knowledge of IT security best practice, common attack types and detection or prevention methods and have an understanding of performing 1st level analysis and interpretation of information from SOC. With the ability to take a balanced pragmatic approach to decision making you will have strong attention to detail and be able to guide technical discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences. You will also have demonstrable experience of analysing, and interpreting system, security and applications logs in order to diagnose faults and spot abnormal behaviors.

In addition, you will have:

  • Experience using common network or security devices, such a routers, switches, hubs, firewalls or SIEMS
  • Knowledge of information security frameworks including ISO 2700x, NIST and CESG advised best practice
  • Knowledge of information security audit techniques, including management and testing of IT controls frameworks
  • Experience in Tenable Network Security Nessus, BeyondTrust Retina or similar Vulnerability Assessment scanner operations for identifying network and platform risks and misconfigurations
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.

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