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Information Security Operations Analyst

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 by Kinsale Insurance Company

Richmond, VA 23218
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Kinsale is an Excess & Surplus lines insurer specializing in hard-to-place, small to medium sized commercial accounts. Kinsale is eligible in all states and writes a variety of Property, Casualty and Specialty lines through fifteen underwriting divisions. Given the experience of our staff and our control over the underwriting and claims processes, Kinsale offers unmatched underwriting flexibility to brokers placing difficult ES accounts. Kinsale will consider offering terms on a wide range of risks including accounts with new or high hazard operations and businesses that have a poor loss history or that are located in high risk venues.

SUMMARY: Kinsale is looking for individuals who are passionate about security and technology. This Information Security Analyst role will provide the day-to-day operational support for security technologies. S/he will research new technology and business processes and coordinate security concerns.


  • Support security technology both on-premises and in the public cloud such as Firewalls, remote access VPN, vulnerability management, intrusion detection and prevention, security information and event management (SIEM), privileged access management, and endpoint detection and response (EDR)
  • Develop system baseline configurations, in conjunction with subject matter experts, and develop processes to measure compliance
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for identity and access management
  • Research, create, recommend, and implement information security technologies and processes
  • Create and review operational reports to ensure effectiveness of security controls
  • Generate tickets and follow up as appropriate
  • Coordinate change control processes for information security modifications
  • Review and correlate information security information generated by Firewall, intrusion prevention, and system logs; recommend and implement improvements
  • Integrate external threat intelligence into security
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application level, and assesses resulting impact on risk
  • Serve as a security incident response manager and generate security incident root cause analysis
  • Triage and respond to security incidents as they arise and provide tier 1 support for internal end users
  • Serve as the backup for other security operations staff
  • Assist with the specification and conduct routine penetration tests


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, technology, or related field preferred
  • 5+ years of experience providing operational support for security technology across multiple domains
  • Detailed understanding of information security best practices
  • 5+ years of providing day-to-day support of Firewalls, VPNs, Windows, and Linux operating systems
  • 5+ years of experience within an enterprise security environment
  • Experience with securing resources in an AWS environment is preferred
  • 3+ years supporting a SOC
  • Demonstrated experience with Windows and/or Linux operating systems
  • Demonstrated experience with networking fundamentals including Routers, TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP/s, etc.
  • Strong experience with Scripting/programming
  • Excellent technical troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communications (written and verbal) and collaboration skills
  • CISSP certification preferred

Reference: 776233903

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