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Cyber Security Analyst

Employer
Hays.
Location
United Kingdom, Liverpool
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Aug 2022

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Your new company
A well-established UK logistics company working on critical national infrastructure, with over 1700 employees.

Your new role
They are currently seeking a Cyber Security Analyst in Liverpool whose primary focus will be in security monitoring, carrying out first and second line analysis of incidents and reviewing logs and alerts. Additionally, the Cyber Security Analyst will be responsible for finding vulnerabilities in the platform and network systems and making recommendations for how to minimize these vulnerabilities. They will assist the Senior members of the team with threat hunting activities, creation and maintenance of playbooks and development of training material for the business. Finally, the successful candidate will be responsible for reporting on compliance of Patching, Backups and end user device anti-malware and generation of monthly audit reports. Work with the IT Governance Team to ensure compliance.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Monitoring of security alerts and logs - incident logging, initial analysis and escalation where required
  • Ensure monitoring alerts are handled or escalated
  • Auditing of IT systems including but not limited to Firewalls, IDS/IPS, AV, Authentication systems, log management, content filtering, backups - incident logging, initial analysis and escalation where required
  • Investigate security incidents where required
  • Assist in the performance of security assurance/PEN testing activities using industry standard tooling
  • Carry out Monthly Reporting to Group IT standards
  • Take part in Threat Hunting' activities, with the aim of identifying Indicators of Compromise.
  • Assist with the development of training material and delivery to the business
  • Assist in creation and ongoing development of playbooks
  • Take part in OSINT/HUMINT related activities to identify issue within the wider cyber landscape than may impact the business.
  • Work with the IT Governance team to ensure compliance of monitored systems
  • Keep up to date with emerging threats
  • Assist Group IT Teams in any support or infrastructure tasks assigned
  • Experience & Knowledge:
  • Experience working in a busy SOC
  • Experience in incident response
  • Experience and ability to collect IOCs an perform Threat Hunting
  • Experience configuring, supporting and using security tools
  • Must have worked in an IT Security, Network or Infrastructure Team within a multi-site medium to large scale enterprise.
  • An understanding of Network fundamentals
  • An understanding of security fundamentals
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional, customer focused attitude.
  • Desired:
    • Security+ certified
    • ITIL Foundation

What you'll get in return
You will get invaluable experience working on critical national infrastructure. This is a great opportunity for someone with a few years of experience in a SOC background, for example, that wants to develop their skills in a broader number of fields in Cyber, including Pen Testing, Threat Hunting and Governance. You will also get to aid in the decision to choose, configure and deploy their new SIEM.

What you need to do now
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