Security Analyst

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Security Analyst




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Job Description

Mu Dublin based client is looking for an Security Analyst to join their expanding team. Excellent package on offer


About the role

You should be passionate about the security field with a strong desire to learn. As a threat analyst you will use your technical experience and inquisitive nature. In this role you will be expected to perform traffic analysis, intrusion analysis and detection of threats based on system alerts and logs. Additional duties would include the authoring of security procedures. You will be required to monitor third party security related websites, forums, and mailing lists for information regarding vulnerabilities and exploits. The security analyst will verify the vulnerabilities; correlate and collate the information; and develop, edit, and deliver security reports to enterprise-level customers. The role requires flexibility and the ability to work extra hours when the business calls for it. A good knowledge of Information Security is required for this role.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform vulnerability assessment and policy compliance scanning on servers including Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, SuSE, AIX and Solaris using Qualys.
  • Review all security baselines for different systems and create/update policies and controls in Qualys.
  • Review security events to evaluate the risk they present in the context of the environment they are in.
  • Responsible for generating backlog reports to the partners and stakeholders.
  • Review vulnerability and compliance reports and track remediation reports based on priorities and partners.
  • Review the existing Policies and Standards, make recommendation as it relates to vulnerability management and policy compliance.
  • Monitor internal security tools and provide reporting as necessary.
  • Identify and classify false positive findings in assessment results.
  • Provide technical reports on assessment findings to facilitate remediation tasks for other operational teams.
  • Document work efforts and update the tool documents that are already in place.
  • 24 x 7 on-call support on a rota basis may form part of the role

Skills & Ability

  • Knowledge of Qualys scanning tool for vulnerability management and policy compliance.
  • Some shell scripting or Development Experience; e.g. Python / Perl
  • Knowledge of Linux, Solaris and Windows Operating Systems essential, especially their security controls.
  • Conceptual knowledge in Networks and Network Security
  • A process of on-going certification for the benefit of the business and for self-development is encouraged.
  • Understand the security best practices and security frameworks.
  • Network infrastructure hardware and protocols (TCP/IP, switches, bridges, routers, proxy servers, VPN concentrators).
  • Security protocols (IPSec), and encryptions technologies (3DES, AES, SHA2, TLS).
  • Review the adequacy of the security controls and their ability to protect the information system and its information.
  • Experience in Treat and Vulnerability Assessment and Investigation.
  • Experience with CVSS interpretation.
  • Experience with API integrations is a plus.
  • Experience with RSA Archer and/or Splunk is a plus.
  • Experience using SIEM/SEM solutions is a plus.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, especially with the applications database and formula functionality.

What you will bring to us

  • The ability to demonstrate a dynamic interest in solving information security issues; analytical ability to break down problems into constituent parts;
  • Flexibility to handle several information security issues simultaneously.
  • The ability to communicate well and demonstrate a good understanding of customer issues together with the aptitude to develop a natural empathy with customers in relation to their business requirements.
  • The ability to work in a team environment and on your own initiative and the desire to work on escalated issues from other team members.
  • Demonstrate an ability to audit an IT Environment and provide security & process recommendations
  • Aptitude for solving problems and acting on own initiative
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Highly motivated with a willingness to learn new technologies
  • Effective communicator with a positive and confident attitude both written and verbally
  • Good written skills with capability to create well formatted, grammatically correct documents
  • Fluent English speaker.
  • A strong team player with a flexible approach
  • Can demonstrate consistency in their work attitude
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