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Junior Security Analyst Apprentice

QA Apprenticeships
Springwood House, Chelford Road, Knutsford, North West, WA16 8GS
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Risk Analyst
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Employer description:

Custodia Technology is a leading vendor-independent global financial compliance technology expert business focused on the financial trading markets.

Currently we are based in New York, London and Cheshire.

Custodia Technology works with customers to design & deliver strategies and solutions enabling technology transformation across the entire communications compliance technology landscape.

Custodia leads the way, as the only truly independent specialist provider of compliance technology solutions to the banking and finance industry.


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Junior Security Analyst based at our Knutsford; Cheshire office due to the rapid growth of Custodia where you will play an active part in the success of the company.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Analysis and investigation of alerts arising from Security Information and Event Management tools
  • Monitor and respond to 'phishing' emails
  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments
  • Research/evaluate emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them
  • Vulnerability management using enterprise tooling
  • General day to day maintenance of the SIEM technology stack, including refinement of rules, alerts and reports
  • Configure logging and monitoring systems
  • Patching and updating systems
  • Performing both internal and external security audits
  • Continuously updating the company's incident response and disaster recovery plans
  • Verifying the security of third-party vendors and collaborating with them to meet security requirements
  • Review system configuration standards and ensure systems are configured accordingly

What we are looking for:

Essential attributes:
  • Well organised with ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong understanding and respect for confidentiality
  • Maintains a professional conduct at all times, remaining calm and in control
  • Good time management skills
  • Willingness to develop with continual learning
  • Ability to research information and draw conclusions
  • Logical problem-solving abilities

Desired skills & experience:
  • Basic programming skills
  • Scripting (Bash, Powershell)
  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Knowledge cloud logging tools
  • Incident Response
  • Network Defence
  • NIST CVSS Vulnerabilities and scoring system

Entry requirements:
  • An A-Level in ICT
  • OR an International Baccalaureate at Level 3 in ICT
  • OR a Level 3 apprenticeship in a similar subject
  • OR a BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (180 credits)

Future prospects:
  • Progression opportunities with a growing business
  • Learning and development opportunities when needed

Important information:

QA's apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

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