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SOC Analyst (Permanent)

Location: Cardiff, Wales Country: UK Rate: £25k - £45k per annum

SOC Analyst//Cardiff//£25,000 - £45,000

I'm pleased to present an exciting opportunity to work in a well-established technical organisation who due to monumental growth, are growing their security function. This SOC Analyst role provides an excellent opportunity for either technically strong graduates, IT professionals looking to move into security, or more seasoned Security Analysts.

The mission of the SOC Analyst will be to provide proactive in life support, for security products and services approved in my client's portfolio, in so delivering top class managed security services which adhere to all relevant legislative statutory, regulatory, contractual requirements associated with those services.

Job Accountabilities:

*Perform expert in-depth review of logs
*Use threat Intelligence to identify new threat use case opportunities
*Develop existing and new watch lists, correlations and alerts to ensure auto detection of events of interest is current,
*Validate requests for new Threat Use Cases and collect raw logs supporting the request
*Provide technical support for internal staff by analysing and reviewing logs or functional events within our customers' network systems and reporting on any abnormalities to security or operational customer contacts
*Develop new and existing SOC process.
*Escalate high priority technical or security related issues by communicating your analysis to stakeholders
*Maintain a level of expert knowledge, skills and manufacturer accreditation in line with business and supplier requirements.
*Perform maintenance tasks on security products.
*Update all relevant documentation to reflect all Services and all Changes.
*Propose and if duly authorised through Change Control, implement necessary upgrades before service or security is adversely affected.
*Achieve service KPI's & SLA's
*Complete all tasks to a high standard of quality.
*Be focused and responsive towards the customers' needs.
*Ensure that all working practises adhere to and comply with the ISO27001, PCI and cyber essentials procedures and requirements.

Job knowledge required:

*Basic knowledge of threat vectors against the Windows or Linux platform
*Basic understanding of UTM Firewalls, IPS, etc
*Intermediate or detailed understanding of Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) concepts and functionality
*Understanding of logging/auditing capabilities
*Detailed understanding of networking including TCP/IP
*Regular Expression (Regex) skills
*Incident response experience essential.


This is a unique role that allows for a broad range of levels. Training and support will be provided to anyone who has a genuine interest in security and is looking for a door in. Training and development is also available for more experienced SOC Analysts.

For more information and a confidential conversation, please get in touch with Jon (see below)

SOC Analyst//Cardiff//£25,000 - £45,000

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Posted Date: 24 Jun 2019 Reference: JS-J16998 Employment Agency: CPS Group (UK) Ltd Contact: Jon McCarthy