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Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst

  • Location: Plano, 75024
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 28 days ago

Long term contract in Plano, TX for an experienced Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst who currently have level 2/3 skills and experience or high potential level 1 candidates. Will be responsible for monitoring and investigating the incoming alerts as well as responding to them, these alerts may arrive at any point of time, that is the alerts arises 24/7. Will be encountering attacks such as Brute-Force Attacks, etc.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Support the 24/7 Cyber Fusion Center by monitoring and responding to alerts. This position conducts in-depth analysis of security events with the specific ability to identify indicators of compromise, perform intrusion and root cause analysis, and proactively take actions to mitigate potential damage to our cyber ecosystem.
  • Detect and respond to security incidents by leveraging our detection/response platforms.
  • Triage security incidents and perform in depth analysis through the use of Cyber Threat Intelligence, intrusion detection systems, firewalls and other boundary protection devices.
  • Escalate cyber security events according to playbooks and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs).
  • Assist with containment and remediation of threats during incidents.
  • Use internal ticketing system to track investigated incidents and capture relevant details.
  • Conduct threat hunting activities based on internal and external threat intelligence.
  • Perform triage of service requests from customers and internal teams.
  • Provide executive facing written updates and reports.
  • Provide executive facing written updates and reports.
  • Assist training junior team members.
  • BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security, or Information Systems or equivalent related work experience in cyber security.
  • 2+ years of cyber security experience with the focus on Incident Response or Security Operations.
  • Experience interfacing with internal and external customers providing remediation actions to non-technical audience.
  • Working knowledge of an enterprise level security technologies such as SIEM and ticketing systems.
  • Security certifications are preferred: Security+, CASP, GCFA, GCIH, GCFE.
  • Prefer experience with Splunk and other SIEM platforms, Enterprise Intrusion Prevention Systems, Endpoint Detection tools, and other security products.
  • Prefer experience supporting large scale incident investigations.
  • Able to work various shifts supporting the 24x7 Cyber Fusion Center (day shift is: 6am to 6pm, and the night shift is: 6pm to 6am as team runs 24/7 SOC operation, and that includes on weekends as well. It will be 2 days off then 2-3 days on. Day and night shift would rotate every few months.)
  • Willing to work in a highly collaborative environment with a focus on project delivery and desired business outcomes.

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

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