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SOC Analyst

SOC Analyst (6month Contract)

Role Overview:

You will play a vital role in safeguarding critical assets and sensitive information from cyber threats and security breaches. Operating within the Security Operations Center, you will be responsible for monitoring, detecting, analyzing, and responding to security incidents, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our systems and data. Your expertise in cybersecurity, incident response, and threat intelligence will be crucial in identifying and mitigating risks to maintain a secure environment.

We are recruiting on behalf of our client, looking for a SOC Analyst and make a real impact on the world of cybersecurity, and most importantly help to join this rapidly expanding team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Security Monitoring and Incident Detection: Monitor various security tools and technologies to detect potential security incidents and threats in real-time. Analyze alerts and logs from different sources, including intrusion detection systems (IDS), security information and event management (SIEM) solutions, firewalls, and endpoint protection tools.

  • Threat Analysis and Incident Response: Investigate security incidents to determine the scope, impact, and root cause. Conduct thorough forensic analysis to understand the attack vectors and tactics used by threat actors. Collaborate with incident response teams to contain, eradicate, and recover from security incidents promptly.

  • Security Incident Management: Manage security incidents through their lifecycle, maintaining detailed incident records and producing comprehensive reports on the incident response process. Escalate incidents according to the defined procedures and work towards their timely resolution.

  • Threat Intelligence Integration: Keep abreast of the latest cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques. Integrate threat intelligence feeds into the SOC's monitoring tools to enhance detection capabilities and stay proactive against emerging threats.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Security+, GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

  • Experience with threat hunting, threat intelligence analysis, and malware analysis.

  • Knowledge of scripting or programming languages for automating tasks (e.g., Python, PowerShell).

  • Understanding of cloud security principles and technologies.

  • Familiarity with industry frameworks such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework or MITRE ATT&CK.

Interested? Call 07732 689 603 / Email for more details.


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