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Senior IT Security Analyst (Respond)

  • Job reference: 37244
  • Location: Hammersmith
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Information and Cyber Security
  • Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + pension + private health

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Working within the Information Security team, the Senior Information Security Analyst (Respond) acts as an information security expert to review anlyse and respond to reports from security tools. You will follow up findings with systems owners and assigns remediation targets. You will work with the technical teams who remediate the threats and vulnerabilities detected.

Reporting to the Head of Information Security, the Senior Information Security Analyst (Respond) works closely with the Information Security Manager (Respond) and has an important role providing high quality information security guidance and cyber incident response responsibility.

You will need:

  • Enthusiasm and passion with proven experience in information security within a retail or similarly complex and dynamic environment.
  • Practical experience in a technically focused security role with previous experience working in a SOC environment
  • A strong technical understanding and knowledge of IT security best practice, common attack types and detection/prevention methods, including CIS Benchmarks, OWASP and NIST guidelines.

You will:

  • Lead daily, weekly, monthly security tooling checks and ensuring they take place
  • Threat / vulnerability hunting; and tracking down the source of these
  • Advanced troubleshooting and investigations
  • Continuous improvement of SOC related technology and processes; maintain and improve our Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) and other security platforms
  • Work with external security partners, such as security consultants, QSAs and penetration testers, to ensure appropriate assurance is obtained.
  • Undertaking tasks in support of the security projects; conducting technical risk assessments of changes proposed by projects or take leading technical roles on information security projects and action plans, as required to deliver the information security strategy.
  • Engaging with security technology vendors for fourth line support and planning and implementing upgrades

Essential Experience

  • Previous security operations experience
  • Broad and deep information security / technical skillset (e.g. host, network, application, policy etc.) and is able to adapt risk analysis to new technologies quickly.
  • Strong IT infrastructure knowledge
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP, Routing and DNS. Good understanding of network security including but not limited to firewalls and IPS. (These are managed by a separate team).
  • 2+ years using a SIEM tool, experience configuring and tuning alerts and alarms and ingesting new log sources
  • Strong experiences in handling incidents and threat / vulnerability hunting within a complex IT infrastructure
  • Ability to build very strong relationships with IT technical teams; understands that trust and respect is the foundation of such relationships and that trust is earned by operating with sincerity and demonstrating a strong technical competence
  • Confident skills running tools like Nmap, Nessus, Wireshark
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving capabilit
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