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IT SOC Analyst

IT Talent Solutions Ltd

Posted on Nov 3, 2022 by IT Talent Solutions Ltd

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£50k - £55k Annual

IT SOC Analyst required for my client based in Guildford for a permanent role paying approx. £55k

Work from home 2 days per week

You will be responsible for data analysis within the SOC. Monitoring the network and updating rules for different threats. Triaging alerts and incident response. Providing technical expertise and data analysis in the running of the SOC, incident management and update alerts and rule sets, in agreement with the IT Security Manager.

Key Tasks

Monitor and administer Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Spotting anomalies within the log data

Research latest threats and how to mitigate against them

Implement best practice, eg CESG recommendations

Alignment with security accreditations (such as ISO 27001)

Take part in penetration tests and security audits to ensure alerts and logging levels are working correctly

Configuring risk-based alerting

Automation of alert response, using AI or ML

Securing cloud technologies, Azure, M365 and AWS

Review security policies and procedures

Review and modify playbooks

Generate monthly reports

Create Splunk Apps and scripts using XML and Python

Help with staff education, eg advisories, awareness and best practice

Produce risk assurance documentation

Document all changes

Other tasks as directed by the IT Security Manager

Degree in Computing or equivalent

MCSE, CCNA an advantage but not necessary

Experience using Splunk

Knowledge of Splunk Enterprise Security

Knowledge of Azure and AWS

Knowledge of Darktrace an advantage

Linux/UNIX knowledge ideal

Python Scripting

Good understanding of TCP/IP Networking

Competent troubleshooting skills

Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, able to influence, persuade and negotiate with people at all levels (externally & internally) as well as to assist in reaching compromises when there are conflicting requirements

High degree of organisation, self-motivation, and initiative

Able to demonstrate company mindsets and behaviours; Be accountable, Drive & delivery, Communicate effectively, Self-manage effectively, Work as one team

Reference: 1780920435

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