IT Security Analyst SOC

  • RE Recruitment
  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Nov 09, 2021
Full time Information Technology Telecommunications Cisco

Job Description


Reporting to the Group IT Security Operations Manager, the IT Security Analyst will be responsible for providing continuous security monitoring, detect, respond and recovery activities in support of the overall security posture of our networks, systems and services. This will include the configuration, maintenance, audit and report activities, whilst providing security best practice, advice and support to the business.

Role and Responsibilities

You'll be working as part of an internal SOC team capability in collaboration with our MSSP wider Business Transformation Programme, where you will:

  • Monitor computer networks and systems for security issues.
  • Investigate security breaches and other cyber security incidents.
  • Resolve detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard.
  • Monitor the group service management tool and resolve any support calls allocated.
  • Review application and system logs to proactively manage any issue.
  • Administer the corporate anti-virus, malware protection software and other associated defensive tools.
  • Assist the IT Security Compliance Manager with security compliance investigations, audits and analysis as necessary.
  • Promote all security measures and procedures in place to protect systems and information infrastructure.
  • Support the wider business IT services community to ensure timely completion of security related tasks.
  • Creation / update of procedural documentation and relevant reports as required.
  • Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause.
  • Work on the adoption and development of company-wide best practices for IT security.
  • Leading or contributing to projects for security enhancements.
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management.
  • Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards

Essential experience

To be considered for this role, you will need:

  • 3+ years professional experience as a security analyst.
  • Experience of Cisco security products and management.
  • Practical experience of working within an IT Security Team.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Strong stakeholder management.
  • An understanding of Agile principles and practices.
  • Experience of SIEM technologies and their implementation.
  • Experience of collaboration with an MSSP.
  • Knowledge of service management concepts and frameworks (e.g.ITIL).
  • Project management experience.
  • Microsoft Windows administration knowledge.