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Network Security Analyst

Posted 25 days ago

Participate in the operation of the information security scheme related to network security, which includes design, implementation and administration of technical cybersecurity defenses for firewalling, segmentation, network intrusion detection and prevention, network access monitoring and control, network vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, etc. Also, the analyst is an important part in the process of reviewing and executing the incident response process, and performing digital forensics investigations. Participate in team planning activities; occasionally assume responsibility for planning security assessments, evaluations, and projects. Analyst needs to possess knowledge and experience in area of responsibility. Capable of solving a set of security related problems with minimum assistance; contract vendors occasionally.

 

Degree
  • College Degree (Bachelors Level) in Computer Sciences, Telecommunications, Management, Networking or a related field, required.

 

The PREFERRED number of years of job related experience required by this job is:
  • 3 years.

 

List Any Specialized Training Or Unique Skills Required

 

  • Experience on network security (network firewall, VPN, SIEM, URL Filtering and web content filtering), preferred.
  • Experience with Cisco Security Suite (Cisco-ASA, Firepower FTD, FMC, AMP, ISE, Umbrella), preferred.
  • Cisco certified (CNNP), preferred.
  • Cloud Security, MS Azure networking and security, preferred.
  • Security certified professional (CISSP), preferred.
  • Participate in the design, implementation and maintenance of network technology services for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets at Houston and remote sites, including process control networks, and hosts of information in the “cloud”. By enforcing zoning and firewalling among different areas of the network with different security requirements. Deploy and administrate network access control lists, firewall rulesets, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Network Access Control (NAC), etc.
  • Provide day to day administration and maintenance of intrusion detection and prevention systems, dedicated to detect known form of attacks and policy violations, as well as anomalies. These systems include the administration of: Firewall, Network intrusion detection and prevention (IDS and IPS), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Host/Endpoint Security as well as web content filtering and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB).
  • Administration and maintenance of the department’s capability for real-time alerting and digital forensics. Enable sources of security events to produce and forward logs to the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool; ensure the SIEM tool gathers and correlate events to provide the necessary real-time alerting for Incident Response (IR) capability. Prioritize alerts based on severity and target’s criticality, determine and tune out false positives, and add detection to minimize false negatives.
  • Review, test and be part of in the Incident Response (IR) process, by periodical review and testing of the procedure. Also participate in investigating alerts, helping confirm incidents, and be part of response team. Contribute in the lesson learned phase of the incident response process by helping fine tune the detection capability.
  • Conduct security assessments to determine areas of vulnerability to information assets; this process includes determining information asset owner's acceptable level of risk and recommending controls such as policies, procedures, and technology to mitigate vulnerabilities while decreasing risk down to acceptable levels. Implement the department’s vulnerability scanning program, work with IT department to ensure controls, including patching, are implemented timely and with minimal impact to the business operations.
  • Analyze technological advances with existing product lines and emerging technologies, against the requirements of the company and the information asset owner, to ensure the appropriate policies, procedures, hardware and software controls are selected to provide effective protection over an extended period of time. Ensure compatibility within the entire  security scheme and integrate with minimal impact to end users of information asset systems.
Our Favorite Perks are:

 

  • Remote Work options available for eligible positions
  • Options are department and/or location specific
  • 9/80 Work Schedule Option (where applicable)
  • Annual Vacation Incentive (40-120 hours of additional pay) for Eligible Employees
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Company-Paid Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Excellent 401(k) Match
  • Pension Plan
  • Company-Paid Sick Leave and Long-Term Disability
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans; FSA and HSA options
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance for Active Employees
  • Healthy Rewards Program
  • Service Awards Program
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Dependent Children Scholarships
  • Reimbursement for Gym Membership
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • On-site Health Clinic
  • On-site Cafeteria (select locations)
  • On-site Credit Union and ATM (Corporate office only)
  • On-site Fitness Center (select locations) 

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

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