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Security operations analyst

Employer
Hays.
Location
United Kingdom, Gloucester - Hybrid
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Overview

As a Security Operations analyst, you will play a critical role in ensuring the security and integrity of cloud-based systems. Your expertise will be essential in safeguarding digital assets, managing risks, and implementing robust security controls. If you're passionate about cloud security and have the technical acumen to thrive in this dynamic field, read on!

Responsibilities

  • Develop Approach to Security Assessment & Authorization (SA&A): Collaborate with cross-functional teams to conduct security assessments for
    FedRAMP-approved cloud service providers. Ensure compliance with security standards and controls.
  • Provide Technical Expertise: Offer insights on moving systems to the cloud, assess potential security risks, and recommend necessary security measures.
  • Perform Security Design Reviews: Evaluate the security implications of introducing new technologies within the cloud environment.
  • Influence Security Best Practices: Work closely with engineering teams to promote adherence to security policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Consult with Partner Teams: Collaborate with IT, security operations, corporate governance, and product development teams on deep technical security and risk considerations.
  • Create Security Automation: Utilize AWS services (such as Lambda) to automate security processes.
Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Security, or related fields1.
  • Certifications: Relevant certifications, including
    AWS,
    CISSP,
    CCSP,
    CISA,
    CISM.
Experience: Proven work experience as a Cloud Security Engineer or similar role in information security. Familiarity with cloud computing technologies and workload transition challenges.
Understanding of firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS, and security event analysis2.

Desired Skills

  • Cloud Security Expertise: Understanding cloud architecture, cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), and security controls within cloud environments.
  • Risk Management: Identify, assess, and mitigate risks through regular security audits, vulnerability assessments, and disaster recovery planning.
  • Automation: Proficiency in automating security tasks to ensure elasticity and efficiency across cloud platforms.
  • Encryption and Authentication: Knowledge of encryption techniques and industry-standard authentication mechanisms.
  • Cloud Networking: Familiarity with cloud networking architecture and best practices.
  • Cybersecurity Concepts: Stay updated on emerging threats and trends in cloud security3.
Additional Experience (Desirable)

  • Product Security Ownership: Work as a product owner for security features.
  • Privacy and Compliance: Collaborate with program teams to capture design inputs for product security and privacy.
  • Security Architecture Design: Create cloud security architectures and strategies.
  • Experience in Security, Compliance, and Risk Management


What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. #4569729 - Nicole Pinnock

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