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Senior IT Security Analyst

Location: Surrey Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: IT & Telecoms Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Gautam Raval

Senior IT Security Analyst

My client is an leading financial services organisation based in Surrey who are recruiting for a Senior IT Security Analyst.

This is hybrid role WFH and coming to the offices in Surrey.

As a Senior IT Security Analyst you will have extensive commercial working experience as an Senior IT Security Analyst with experience with security tool sets (SIEM, EDR, NDR, Packet Capture / Analysis), along with experience of SIEM and FIM monitoring.

As a Senior IT Security Analyst you will be responsible for the management of all Security related tools and processes. Ownership of vulnerability management through the whole lifecycle from internal and external monitoring and identification to remediation and reporting.

Senior IT Security Analyst Benefits:

  • 22 days holiday + 8 Bank Holiday (Holiday's increase to 27, 1 additional day per year worked)
  • Healthy contributed pension
  • Training and development
  • Access to a number of financial based products
  • Dress down Fridays

As a Senior IT Security Analyst you will perform the following tasks:

  • Monitoring of corporate environment to identify security issues or incidents (Threat Hunting)
  • Monitor, Investigate, and perform root cause analysis on Security alerts and Incidents from multiple information sources. Including, but not limited to Darktrace, LogPoint, F-secure, Mimecast.
  • Responsible for managing the business IT vulnerabilities and paths to remediation, through the whole lifecycle to ensure safety and compliance
  • Investigate and analyse security matters, identify methods and solutions in response to security related queries including the ones, submitted by end users
  • Perform root cause analysis of security incidents and participate in post-incident reviews to provide practical recommendations for improving the organisation's threat detection and incident response capabilities and overall security posture
  • Perform malware analysis and digital forensics where appropriate
  • Drive internal phishing campaigns (KnowBe4 platform) and work with management and HR - Training to raise Cyber awareness within the corporate environment
  • Stay relevant and current on IT security trends, best practises, and threat landscape (0-day vulnerabilities, etc)
  • Own maintenance, renewal and distribution of SSL Certificates
  • Conducting and reporting Risk Analysis Assessments (Attack Vectors, Cryptography, Confidentiality law)
  • Contribute to planning and development of secure and effective Identity Management both on prem but also on cloud through Microsoft Azure
  • Participate in achieving and maintaining Security related certifications (CE+, PCI, ISO27001, etc)
  • Liaise with 3rd party and vendors on security issues and incident response
  • Contribute to the design & development of security standards, controls, and procedures
  • Develop procedures to maintain security and protect systems from unauthorised use and acts of abuse
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the security systems by monitoring system performance, configuration, maintenance, versioning, and repair
  • Identify and promote continual service improvement of all cyber security systems
  • Updating the cyber security risk register
  • Share knowledge with and cross-train other members of the Service Desk & Security team

Senior IT Security Analyst Essential Skills:

  • At least 5 years hands on experience in a similar technical Cyber/IT Security/InfoSec based role (e.g SOC Analyst, Cyber Engineer, SIEM Engineer)
  • Experience with security tool sets (SIEM, EDR, NDR, Packet Capture / Analysis, etc.)
  • Hands on experience of SIEM & FIM monitoring
  • The ability to contextualise, categorise and prioritise security events, incidents, and alerts
  • Knowledge of security framework and standards implementation (NiST, ISO27001, PCI-DSS, etc)
  • Demonstrable passion and enthusiasm for security, including the ability to keep current with the latest threats, technologies, and trends
  • Thorough understanding of adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Knowledge of infrastructure, cloud, virtualisation and network concepts and technologies, particularly in a Microsoft-centric environment
  • Strong attention to detail with an analytical mindset and the ability to spot and investigate anomalous behaviour

Senior IT Security Analyst Technologies involved:

  • SIEM - Logpoint
  • Automated Intrusion and response - Darktrace
  • AntiVirus / Malware detection - F-secure, Bit Defender
  • Email Filtering & Web Security - Mimecast
  • FIM - Tripwire
  • VMware & VDI Horizon
  • Windows Environment
  • Microsoft Azure & O365
  • AWS
  • WAF
  • Duo Multifactor Authentication

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