Information SOC Analyst - NEGOTIABLE DAY RATE

Information SOC Analyst - NEGOTIABLE DAY RATE

Job Title: Information SOC Analyst - NEGOTIABLE DAY RATE
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Essex, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: ESS120023_1531308634
Contact Name: Atharu Zaman
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 11, 2018 12:30

Job Description

I am working with a defence company based in Essex who are looking for an IT Information Security SOC Analyst.

The Analyst will be employed in the Security Operations Centre (SOC) located in Essex, reporting directly to the UK CISO who heads the Information Assurance, Security and Compliance (IASC) group. You will be engaged to work on specific IA Security projects as part of the overall IA strategy and will be heavily engaged in vulnerability management, security incident management, monitoring and remediation of security incidents, vulnerability assessments, analysis of security incident precursors, risk management, encryption and decryption, document management, secure disposal, reporting and collecting incident data and partake in all aspects of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR).

Main Duties:

*Working with Anti-Virus systems
*Review and assessment of system logs
*Investigating and resolving Security Incidents
*Preparing briefs and presentations
*Day to day running of the Security Operations (SOC)
*Contributing in the production of SOC procedures and processes
*Briefing and advising the Head of IASC on aspects of incidents
*Service Tickets analysis
*Vulnerability Assessments and assisting Penetration Testing
*Perform reviews/audits of mixed Unix and Microsoft Windows environments, including
network devices, databases, web services and enterprise applications
*Assist in BC/DR planning and testing

Candidate Requirements:


*Competent Computer Skills
*Competent Microsoft Professional usage
*5 GCSE's grade A to C inc Mathematics and English
*2 A Levels grades A to C inc Mathematics or an IT related subject
*Good Interpersonal Skills
*High standard of written English
*Ability to read and understand system data but not limited to security event logs,
syslogs and firewall logs.
*Ability to obtain SC clearance


*CISCO IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software
*BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, IT or a Science related subject
*Experience within a corporate IT environment
*SC or DV Cleared or ability to obtain the required security clearance
*Hands on administrative experience with major operating systems
*Ability to work unsupervised
*Experienced in monitoring, assessing and defending enterprise information systems
i.e. websites, applications, databases, desktops, networks, servers and other
*Basic understanding of Cryptology

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