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Cyber Security Event Analyst

Posted on Apr 23, 2020 by WDS Global Limited

Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
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Job Title: Cyber Security Event Analyst

Job Type: Contract

Job Location: Mons, Belgium

Contract Rate: Market rate

Contract Length: End of year with possible extensions


Our Client, one of the world's foremost IT Consultancies, is looking to recruit a Contract Cyber Security Event Analyst to join their client in Mons, Belgium.

Requirement Description: This contractor will fill the cyber security event analyst position required for networks in the Cyber Security Centre's Area of Responsibility including RSM (Resolute Support Mission).


  • Perform analysis of security events and support First Line Security Event Analysts.
  • Perform ticket reviews.
  • Retrieval and support in the analysis of Full Packet Captures (FPC).
  • Signature creation e.g. SNORT rules.
  • Test and evaluation of signatures and rules prior to deployment in the operational environment.
  • Evaluation and implementation of sensor tuning requests.
  • Creation and updating of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Security Policies.
  • Contribute to the proper configuration of Afghan Mission Network (AMN).
  • Provide, as requested, technical support to forensics investigations.
  • Ad-hoc tasking from the Monitoring Detection Section (MDS) in support of investigations.
  • Write scripts to automate repetitive tasks and have knowledge to interact with APIs.


  • Conduct and direct technical aspects of trend and threat analysis in order to optimise sensors and to propose modifications to audit policies to security authorities.
  • Analyse and interpret advisories from national and non-government CERTs for their relevance to the CIS and the development of associated signatures and event correlation.
  • Conduct online research, such as developing new methods of detecting and monitoring new threats, keeping abreast of developments in the cyber arena.
  • Review and refine the event analysis processes in order to optimise sensor configuration and correlation capabilities.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of computer and communications security, networking, and the vulnerabilities of modern operating systems and applications.
  • Proficiency in Network (TCP/IP) Engineering and secure network design,
  • Expert level in at least two of the following areas and a high level of experience in several of the other areas;
  • Security Incidents Event Management products (SIEM) - e.g. ArcSight, Splunk.
  • Network Based Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) - e.g. SourceFire.
  • Full Packet Capture systems - e.g. Niksun, RSA/NetWitness.
  • Host Based Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS).
  • Configuration, operation, troubleshooting and management (i.e. Tools Specialist) of security tools and appliances.
  • A variety of Security Event generating sources (e.g. Firewalls, IDS, Routers, Security Appliances).
  • Computer forensics tools (stand alone, online and network).
  • Experience in writing scripts to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Experience in office communication and information systems.


  • Proficiency in Intrusion/Incident Detection and Handling.
  • Have one or more professional SANS certifications.

This is a great role for the right candidate, so if you meet all the criteria above, then APPLY TODAY!

Reference: 882511572

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