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IT Security Analyst

Posted 26 days ago

  • Job Ref: 187849

Well established services firm seeking an IT Security Analyst for their growing team.  The Security Analyst’s role is to ensure the secure operation of the in-house computer systems, servers, and network connections. This includes checking web server logs and firewall logs, scrutinizing network traffic, setup and helping to troubleshoot security incident and monitoring applications. This person will spend approximately 50% of their time in daily security operations and 50% project work. The Security Analyst should demonstrate a high level of technical aptitude with up-to-date knowledge of emerging security concerns, products, and intelligence. This is a contract-to-hire opportunity with multi-billion dollar organization in the Brookhaven area.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, maintain, and oversee policies, procedures and associated plans based on industry-standard best practices.
  • Design and implement security rollout plans for current and future security tools. This includes any maintenance and patching needed.
  • Assess need for any security reconfigurations (minor or significant) and execute them if required.
  • Keep current with emerging security alerts and issues.
  • Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform security improvements, upgrades, and/or purchases.
  • Develop and assist with implementation of cyber tabletop events.
  • Deploy, manage and maintain all security systems and their corresponding or associated software, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems, and anti-virus/malware software.
  • Deploy and maintain security monitoring and reporting for industrial control systems (ICS).
  • Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
  • Manage connection security for local area networks, the company Web site, the company intranet, and e-mail communications.
  • Design, implement, and report on security tools.
  • Monitor server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret activity and make recommendations for resolution.
  • Recommend, schedule (where appropriate), and apply fixes, security patches, disaster recovery procedures, and any other measures required in the event of a security breach.
  • Provide forensic research as requested.
  • Download and test new security software and/or technologies.
  • Conduct low to mid-level forensics as needed on investigations/incident research.

You might be a fit if you have a mix of the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Security Experience 3-5 years.
  • Broad hands-on knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, data encryption, and other industry-standard security techniques and practices.
  • Working technical knowledge of IT security systems software, protocols, and standards.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration protocols.
  • Knowledge of CIS Controls framework.
  • Experience with devices such as hubs, switches, and routers.
  • Knowledge of applicable practices and laws relating to data privacy and protection.
  • Knowledge/experience with Vulnerability Management programs including application security.
  • Knowledge/experience with Cloud Security preferred
  • Knowledge/experience with MS FIM/MIMS
  • Knowledge/experience with Active Directory (ideally Azure AD)
  • Knowledge/experience performing security functions in an ICS network preferred.
  • Preference given for experience with the following products: Splunk, Rapid 7/Nexpose, CyberArk, Palo Alto, Cisco, and CrowdStrike.
  • Knowledge/experience with ELK stack
  • Ability to analyze Wireshark captures.
  • Knowledge and experience in performing forensics tasks preferred.
  • Intuition and keen instincts enabling pre-emption of attacks.
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving abilities; highly attention to detail.
  • Ability to conduct research into security issues and products as required.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to think creatively while effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Able to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Certifications in the following are preferred: CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCNA Security, CEH, and/or CASP.
This is an excellent growth opportunity with some exciting security projects to sink your teeth into!  Excellent benefits including work from home, flex hours, full suite of medical benefits, matching 401(k), bonus potential & more!