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SOC Analyst

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
Security
Location
Cardiff
External Closing Date
19/11/2019

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Cyber attacks are daily news. The Security Analyst role is responsible for performing accurate and precise real-time analysis and correlation of logs/alerts from a multitude of devices, with a focus on the determination of whether said events constitute security incidents. You will act to safeguard EUI Ltd, its customers, assets and the interests of the business stakeholders by mitigating IT related risks and promoting best practice.

Main Duties

The Security Analyst will be responsible for monitoring EUI Ltd network infrastructure. You will be responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of EUI LTD’s services, against potential threats, attacks, host intrusion, suspicious/malicious activity from internal and external sources.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analysing network, application and system log events in order to identify any potential abnormal system behaviours
  • Raise any incidents for investigation
  • Keep up to date with evolving cyber threats and identify any new and sophisticated methods of detecting them
  • Monitor and analyse event logs within a SOC environment
  • Initiate escalation procedure to counteract potential threats/vulnerabilities
  • Provide incident remediation and prevention advice
  • Adhere to processes related to security monitoring
  • Provide customer service that exceeds our customers’ expectations
  • Ensure only authorised access to systems has been adhered to by investigating improper access; revoking access; reporting violations
  • Monitor and report upwards of any security implications identified as part of security monitoring
  • Experience in information security concepts, practices and processes

Behavioural Competencies

Decision Making

  • Ensure decisions are objectively justified
  • Understanding of the impact of decisions for the business

Dedication

  • Show passion for your work and a commitment to succeed
  • Keep up to date with the latest legislation and regulations that apply to the department

Communication

  • Ensure that all communication is clear and appropriate for its intended audience
  • Able to communicate with employee’s of all levels including senior management
  • High standard of both verbal and written communication skills

Team Work

  • Readily be available to help support the team and the business
  • Develop and manage relationships with customers, partners and suppliers to deliver maximum value to the business

Solutions Driven

  • Approach problems with an open but analytical approach
  • Focus on providing solutions to problems

Challenging

  • Be prepared to challenge the status quo and make suggestions for improvement
  • Be willing to voice an opinion on all matters whilst being receptive to feedback

Motivation

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and self discipline with time keeping and attendance
  • Take a proactive approach to dealing with work and duties

Experience and Qualifications Required

Desirable:

  • Good knowledge of using a SIEM Solution
  • Hands on experience working with Windows/Linux infrastructure
  • Experience of Windows & Linux logging / auditing capabilities
  • Good understanding of the Top 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defence
  • Good understanding of the OWASP Top 10
  • Good understanding of the Mitre ATTACK framework
  • Good understanding of Common Network Protocols and Ports
  •  Experience in using the following technologies:
    • Active Directory
    • Microsoft Exchange Server
    • Bluecoat or similar
    • Endpoint Detect & Respond technology

Essential:

  • Good knowledge of working with a Security Information Event Management System
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to conduct internal investigations and analysis using a best practise approach
  • Good knowledge of threat vectors against the Windows & Linux platform
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Security qualifications are highly desired

About Admiral

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Valvanuz Guerrero. If you’d like to know any more about the position, please feel free to drop her an email Valvanuz.GUERRERO-PEREZ3@admiralgroup.co.uk or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We understand that a good work life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask your Recruitment Officer for more information.

 

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