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Cyber Security (Incident Response) Analyst

Keywords / Skills : Malware, Threat, Forensics

Posted: 2019-01-25

Security Analyst
3 - 4 USD
Posted On
25th Jan 2019
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Job Description

The Security Incident Response Analyst provides detection, containment, and analysis of security events to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems in accordance with the firm's business objectives, regulatory requirements, and strategic goals.

  • Provide Tier 2 incident response services to the global organization on behalf of the Information Security Team.
  • Receive, process, and resolve tickets per defined SLA's.
  • Analyze information garnered from monitoring systems, operational incidents, and other sources to determine the scope and impact of potential security incidents, and process accordingly.
  • Critically assess current practices and provide feedback to management on improvement opportunities.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of threat detection and prevention solutions identified as necessary for the protection of Firm assets.
  • Effectively utilize common IR toolsets, platforms, and processes, such as SIEM, log management, packet capture, and breach detection systems.
  • Provide assistance with forensic examinations and chain-of-custody procedures as directed by the Security Incident Response Engineers.
  • Provide input into standards and procedures.
  • Report compliance failures to management for immediate remediation.
  • Maintain assigned systems to ensure availability, reliability, integrity, including the oversight of current and projected capacity, performance, and licensing.
  • Provide status reports and relevant metrics to the Security Operations Manager.
  • Contribute to the Firm's security-related information repositories and other marketing/awareness endeavors.
  • Participate in special projects as needed.
  • Provide exemplary customer service by striving for first call resolution and demonstrating empathy, respect, professionalism, and expertise.
Required Skills:
  • Foundational knowledge of IR concepts and best practices, including forensics and chain-of-custody.
  • Broad understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, common network services, and other foundational topics.
  • Working knowledge of malware detection, analysis, and evasion techniques.
  • Broad familiarity with the threat landscape and the ability to adapt practices to evolving circumstances.
  • Ability to gather and analyze facts, draw conclusions, define problems, and suggest solutions.
  • Maintain critical thinking and composure under pressure.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to convey complex concepts to non-technical constituents. Proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Capable of providing assistance with the preparation of internal training materials and documentation.
  • Ability to be productive and maintain focus without direct supervision.
  • Passionate in the practice and pursuit of IR excellence.
  • Exhibits a disciplined and rigorous approach to incident handling.
  • Willing to accommodate shift-based work for a global organization.
  • Provide exemplary customer service by striving for first call resolution and demonstrating empathy, respect, professionalism, and expertise.

Required Experience:
  • Possess a Computer Science Bachelor's Degree or substantial equivalent experience
  • Two years of professional experience in information security with a focus on incident response and forensics.
  • Experience with common IR tools such as SIEM, log management, IDS, breach detection systems (APT/BDS), and packet capture.

Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications

  • CISSP or SSCP desired

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