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IT Security Analyst (Remote)

  • Location: Lake Wisconsin, 29201
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Position: IT Security Analyst (Remote)
Location: South Carolina - Remote
Term: 5 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Serve as escalation point in the SOC.
  • Proactively drive hunting and analysis on behalf of multiple clients.
  • Leverage internal and external resources and threat intelligence feeds to research threats, vulnerabilities, and intelligence on various attackers and attack infrastructure.
  • Lead incident respond in the SOC.
  • Investigate novel and complex threats, then develop knowledge, playbooks, and automation.
  • Develop new use cases and playbooks/SOPs, as well as automation for recurring incidents and incident tasks.
  • Improve DFIR processes and procedures to reduce false position alerts.
  • Collaborate with technical and business SMEs to identify gaps to enhance security monitoring.
  • Maintain Industry Training – This involves keeping up-to-date on security technologies, threats, and risk mitigation techniques.
  • Maintain Knowledge of Current Threats – Keep up-to-date on current threats by regularly reading industry-related articles.
  • Enhance SOC with advanced skill sets such as SOC automation and orchestration to optimize SOC resource allocation.
  • Case Management – ensuring the case management process is handled efficiently in a timely manner by all SOC personnel.
  • SOC Activity Log –creating, reviewing, and maintaining entries, working with other analysts Report.
  • Creation – creating temporary or permanent reports for customers, as requested.
  • Customer Meetings – attending and/or leading customer meetings as part of incident response and incident handling.
  • Training and Mentoring SOC personnel – Security Analysts are responsible for training new SOC employees; also responsible for training and mentoring existing SOC personnel on new technologies implemented by CenturyLink; also responsible for retraining SOC personnel, if necessary.
  • Tuning – regularly performing tuning and filtering SIEM alerts and monitoring components to ensure only relevant security data is gathered.
  • System Maintenance – assisting SOC Engineers with maintenance on security devices, as needed.
  • Projects - May lead moderately complex security projects as assigned.
  • Interface with customers on a daily basis to consult with them on best security practices and help them mature their security posture.
  • Gain and maintain knowledge of Customer’s business and technical environment.
  • Communicate incidents at an appropriate level of details with all levels of the organization.

    Shift Responsibilities:
  • The Security Analyst is responsible for the following shift duties:
o Daily Traffic Review – replaying traffic from previous shifts and reviewing customer reports to ensure potential security incidents were not missed by a Level 1 Analyst.
o Report Run Verification – ensure customer reports run as scheduled.
o Improve their knowledge of the customer environment, intrusion detection, methodologies, and intrusion detection services with the support of on-going training from the analysts and self-study.
o Review SOC Activity log, cases and other monitoring tools for complete understanding of previous shift activities and incidents.
o Handle Tier 2 event incident response, case management, and customer notification.
o Ensure security devices contain up-to-date signatures libraries.
o Assist with engineering tasks as necessary.
o Train SOC Level 1 Analysts on new attack signatures and attack methodologies.
o Providing process and operational improvement suggestions.
o Review and update documentation (such as SOPs and TTPs).
o Complete vendor training as requested by Management.
o Daily Case Management – the Security Analyst will review open cases and provide follow up that may be required.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems or related field.
  • Must be U.S. citizen.
  • 5+ years of Information Security experience.
  • 2-3 years of Managed Security Service Provider.
  • 3-4 years of senior SOC analyst experience.
  • 3+ years coding and scripting experience in Python, Linux shell scripting or Windows PowerShell scripting etc.
  • 2-4 years of systems analysis.
  • Threat Intelligence or Forensic background.
  • Expertise experience in Splunk.
  • Strong understanding of security principles such as attack frameworks, threat landscapes, attacker TTPs, etc.
  • Working experience with integration with different security systems and devices.
    Working experience and knowledge of SOAR platforms and solutions.
  • Working knowledge of Linux and syslog from CLI.
  • Proven ability and past experience performing moderately complex security analysis for information technology.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Familiarization with a variety of information and network security monitoring tools (ArcSight SIEM, QRadar SIEM, Splunk, Arbor DDoS Mitigation, Cisco IDS/IPS, Netcool, and Imperva WAF, among others)
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-centered environment.


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

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