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Security Analyst

Posted 28 days ago

Terrific Long-Term Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!

Position: Security Analyst
Location: Addison, TX
Term: 18 months

Responsibilities 
Working as Security Analyst monitoring the environment for cyber security events, and utilizing g a diverse set of tools to respond to and mitigate events as needed.
Closely following the security industry to understand new attack vectors and assisting senior team members with the testing, documentation and implementation of new use cases and response procedures.
Proactively using tools and security knowledge to search/hunt for suspicious security related events.
Performing limited administrative duties for designated technologies.
Participating in an on-call rotation.
Acting as point of escalation for third party MSSP level 1 SOC.
Partnering with COE teams on global security monitoring initiatives and incident response.
Assisting with the creation and gathering of metrics.
Work closely with the security engineering and application security teams on various security initiatives.

Required Skills and Experience 
2-3 years of general technical experience.
1-2 years of experience working directly in a SOC, or with relevant security related technology.
Working knowledge of Windows server and desktop operating systems.
Understanding of Windows Active Directory
Experience using standards tools and systems to triage security events: SIEM, EDR, IDS/IPS, Proxy, Firewall, Network Monitor.
Familiarity with security principles and standard attack vectors.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work well with various levels of management across departments.
Detailed and process oriented.
Strong organizational skills and analytical/problem-solving skills.
Ability to manage deadlines and work effectively under pressure.
Ability to maintain ‘eyes on console’ for major portions of shift.
Self-starter, adaptive and flexible to change.
Works well in a team environment.
Willingness and ability to stay current in the everchanging security environment.

Desired Skills and Experience 
Technical documentation skills.
Familiarity with Linux and Mac operating systems.
Public speaking/presentation skills.
Experience working with decentralized teams across multiple time zones.
PowerShell scripting.
Basic understanding of windows and networking forensics.
Incident Response.
Professional security certifications and/or training.
BS or BA with an emphasis on Information Technology/Information Security.
Chinese and/or Russian would be helpful but not required.