IT Security Analyst
Our client has an exciting opportunity for an IT Security SOC (security operations centre) Analyst to join their business. The role will include Day-to-day operations of the security operations centre (SOC) investigating incidents and improving the effectiveness of the tools in place by continually enhance the incident detection capability. Conduct reviews and audits of the security solutions deployed throughout the enterprise to ensure controls and processes are accurately adhered to.
Contribute to ensuring that security regulatory requirements are documented and being met. Contribute to the maintenance of security related documentation including compliance and training material. Be involved with new IT services in order to ensure best security practices and risk assessments are complied with. This role is located initially in Christchurch and then in Wimborne next year. This role offers a competitive salary and benefits.
The IT Security Analyst is expected to be aware of the enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures and guidelines and to actively work towards upholding those goals.
As an IT Security SOC Analyst your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Experience of security operations and governance.
One or more of the following certifications desirable:
Experience in enterprise security architecture design
Experience in enterprise security document creation
Experience in designing and delivering employee security awareness training
Experience with IP networking, networking protocols, IPSec, PKI, VPN's, firewalls, proxy services, DNS, email, access lists
Experience with internet, web, application and network security techniques.
Ability to obtain a UK security clearance required
Experience with SIEM and other security solutions for identification and investigation of security indicators
As an IT Security SOC / security operations centre Analyst your main responsibilities will involve:
Participate in the day-to-day running of the SOC/ security operations centre investigating and remediating any incidents as required
Monitor recognised industry security bulletin boards and other sources in order to advise of potential security weaknesses within the company
Attend project design workshops in order to advise of best practice security requirements
Run the vulnerability scanning solution and ensure actions are tracked
Conduct IT risk assessments for new services
Participate in the creation of enterprise security procedure documents under the direction of the IT Security Manager or Principal IT Security Analyst, where appropriate
Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised solutions, improved processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors
Recommend additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security
Perform product assessments for potential new security solutions
Identify security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of the company’s networks, systems and applications
Ensure the enforcement of security requirements including, but not limited to US (FOCI, SSA, NISP, CUI/CPI, ITAR). UK (List-X, SPF, ITAR, NATO)
Periodically audit in-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations
Participate in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits
IT Security Analyst
Location: Christchurch / Wimborne, Dorset