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Security Incident Analyst

Job Title: Security Incident Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Berkshire, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: 3 months rollin
REF: PP/CK/SecurityIncide_1515586854
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

SECURITY INCIDENT ANALYST required to work for a large telecommunications company based in Berkshire.

The Security Incident Analyst will be joining the expanding Security Team with a clear vision to deliver a safe experience of our brand for our customers, our staff and our shareholder. We want someone to come into the team to play a pivotal role in helping to continue to develop and shape our operational security against a backdrop of significant evolutionary change in our security capabilities.

We want a Security Incident Analyst who is easy to do business with, an approachable and trustworthy individual with a keen eye for detail to ensure that our security is the best it can be.

Responsibilities of the Security Incident Analyst include:

Day to Day Activities

  • Continuous monitoring of security tooling
  • Perform regular and ad-hoc Vulnerability Assessments.
  • Reporting on vulnerabilities to the PVG via the alerts system.
  • 'Spot checks' on logs on various systems.
  • Building understanding and documenting logging for systems.
  • Developing centralised logging, reporting and intelligence platforms
  • Collect external intelligence information from wide ranging sources, translated into applicable format and disseminated accordingly
  • 'Light touch' penetration testing with open source tooling (e.g. Metasploit)
  • Reporting on security events and effectiveness of tooling
  • Working with Internal Communications where needed to notify employees of new risks
  • Defining and setting a Cyber Threat Level to be communicated to staff
  • Continuous improvement to processes and procedures

Incident Related Activities

  • Incidents would be reviewed alongside Incident Management to determine if the issue affects confidentiality or integrity of Three systems.
  • If the issue is defined as a Security Incident, the CERT resource would take command and:
  • Prioritise the incident according to a pre-defined security incident priority matrix.
  • Make an assessment as to whether external stakeholders, like external forensic investigators need to be involved.
  • Direct and co-ordinate all operations teams to contain and/or mitigate the issue.
  • Ensure that if data needs collection it is completed in a forensically sound manner.
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders including Internal and Corporate Communications

The successful Security Incident Analyst will have:

  • Experience performing security event and incident detection and handling in an operational environment such as SOC, CSIRT, CERT, etc.
  • Experience reviewing and analysing Security Events from various monitoring and logging sources
  • Knowledge of, and experience with packet analysis
  • Experience in web site and web application security assessment or penetration testing
  • An active knowledge of current trends in computer security, software/hardware vulnerabilities
  • An active interest in current security research
  • Ability to work as part of a CERT Team which may require rotational weekday/weekend on-call coverage
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to understand and implement technical vulnerability corrections
  • Experience of malware analysis
  • Scripting knowledge using BASH, Python, Perl, ruby
  • Knowledge of multiple operating systems including Windows, Linux, Solaris
  • Skills in Host and Network Forensics
  • Robust networking knowledge including TCP/IP, MPLS, OSPF, BGP

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