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SOC Cyber Analyst

  • Location: Lake Wisconsin, 29210
  • Salary: 43.33
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 16 days ago

Long term contract Opportunity!

Position:  SOC Cyber Analyst
Location: Remote
Term: 6 Months Contract to hire

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining systems used in our internal security program
  • Following of procedures to triage and investigate security alerts, phishing emails, and escalate issues as necessary
  • Performs network security monitoring, security event triage, and incident response for a mid-size organization, coordinates with other team members, management to document and report incidents
  • He/she will be part of rotating SOC shifts supporting 24/7 coverage
  • Nights and weekends can be performed remotely after sufficient training and familiarization
  • Maintains records of security events investigated and incident response activities, utilizing case management and ticketing systems
  • Monitors and analyzes Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to identify security issues for remediation
  • Makes recommendations, creates, modifies, and updates Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Information Event Management (SIEM) tool rules
  • Ensure that we are implementing best practice security policies that address the client's business need while protecting their vital corporate assets
  • Evaluates firewall change requests and assess organizational risk
  • Work closely with customers for the configuration of new software applications through various firewall platforms
  • Take on Security Operations responsibilities when not on a SOC shift: This includes but is not limited to vulnerability scanning and patch management, access control governance and oversight, exceptions tracking, security tool management, tuning, and configuration, along with metrics and reporting.
  • Be a primary for or support ongoing projects by assisting in the implementation, testing and documentation of security related projects
  • Other continuous education and training in the security field a plus

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • 3 to 5 years of experience
  • Cybersecurity experience required
  • Experience with network/systems administration and/or information security related work is necessary

Preferred Skills:
  • Firewalls (e.g. PaloAlto Networks, Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, Juniper SSG,PFSense, etc..)
  • Log Management and SIEM (e.g. Splunk, IBM QRadar, HP ArcSight)
  • Network Analysis Tools (e.g. Netwitness, Wireshark)
  • Endpoint Security (e.g. Carbon Black Enterprise Protection, Carbon BlackEnterprise Response, Symantec, McAfee, Forefront)
  • Various Open-Source security and networking tools (MRTG, SysInternals, Nagios)
  • Experience with the following technologies should be referenced by applicants with details about software/hardware versions where relevant:
  • Strong analytical skills to define risk, identify potential threats, and develop action/mitigation plan
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to mentor/train staff and bring awareness to current and emerging threats
  • Ability to present technical risks and issues to non-technical audiences

Desired Skills:
  • System Analysis and Forensic Tools (e.g. FTK, EnCase)
  • Certifications a Plus: CISSP, SAN GIAC Certifications (GCIH, GPEN, GSEC, etc.)
  • Linux OS and scripting skills. OSX and Windows skills are a plus
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Windows Management (e.g. WSUS, SCCM, SCOM, Active Directory, Group Policy Objects,)
  • Vulnerability Management (e.g. Nexpose, Tenable Nessus, Qualys)
  • Penetration Testing Tools (e.g. Metasploit, Backtrack, Kali)
  • Operating Systems (e.g. Windows Server 2008/2012, CentOS Linux, OSX)
  • Enterprise Microsoft Solutions (e.g. Exchange, Sharepoint, Lync)
  • Regulatory Regimes (e.g. ISO27K, SSAE16, HIPPA, PCI, FISMA)
  • Video Surveillance and Physical Access Control Systems

If this sounds like the perfect fit, Apply Today!


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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