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Threat Intelligence Analyst

JC-071117-2
£45000 - £80000

Blackthorn Trace have partnered with a leading satellite telecommunications company based in Central London to recruit a new Threat Intelligence Analyst with an intelligence analysis background with excellent soft skills in presenting and writing reports. The new Threat Intelligence Analyst will work as part of the Security Operations team to assist in building the Threat Intelligence capability by conducting individual research to identify cybersecurity threats; produce analytical products; and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.

 

Key responsibilities of the position

  • Team leader within the Security Operations team focused on establishing and delivering a threat intelligence capability.
  • Monitor threat and vulnerability news services for any relevant information that may impact infrastructure.  Analyze reports to understand threat campaign(s) techniques, lateral movements and extract indicators of compromise (IOCs).
  • Compiling and analyzing cyber threat information and making recommendations based on suspected or known context in order to draw insights and conclusions regarding its relative threat to our client, its Business Units, intellectual and physical property, and personnel.
  • Producing, editing, and distributing a variety of concise and actionable threat analysis and warning products in written and presentation form to an audience that spans a range of customers from senior company executives to security analysts and system administrators.
  • Conducting studies and making recommendations to identify cyber threats; threat vectors; threat actors; and threat trends.
  • Identifying and developing threat signatures from all available sources.
  • Manage and maintain threat indicators in the threat intelligence platform (TIP).
  • Implementing and supporting standard procedures to support security operations, risk management, security engineering, and incident response teams.
  • Representing Security Operations at internal and external threat intelligence and cybersecurity forums.

 

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Cyber security professional with solid experience in Threat Analysis and Security Operations.
  • Good experience in Trending/Threat Analysis Report Writing.
  • University degree level education or equivalent in Computer Science / Data Communication.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Information Security fundamentals and technologies.
  • Certification in any of the following: (CISSP,GIAC,GCIH,GSEC ).
  • In depth experience in intelligence analysis, to include open source research and analytical tradecraft.  Knowledge of commercial threat intelligence services such as iSight ThreatScape, Anomali ThreatStream, and Recorded Future information sources.
  • Knowledge of cyber threat actors, to including advanced persistent threats and associated tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
  • Experience interfacing with government threat intelligence services. 
  • Willingness to learn new skills and be self-motivated.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, to work under pressure and show flexibility.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

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Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

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PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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We are working with a leading start up Cyber Threat Intelligence Consultancy who due to consistent commercial wins are expanding. Based in London, the successful candidate will play a key role in gathering information on Cyber threats and turning it into actionable intelligence, enabling clients to better protect themselves.

Tasks will include:

  • Project managing bespoke engagements for clients
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  • Taking responsibility for overseeing various aspects of our intelligence subscription service
  • Proactively identifying new opportunities to develop our subscription and bespoke services
  • Peer reviewing content produced by team members to enhance the quality of outputs
  • Contributing to the development of our technical collection infrastructure

There will also be considerable flexibility for the right candidate to go beyond this remit and shape the role in the pursuit of the company's goals, in the way they see fit.

Experience

  • Have several years experience in cyber threat intelligence, including experience managing the production of bespoke deliverables
  • Understand the commercial aspects of delivering
  • Be able to use their initiative and understanding to manage their own research efforts, and those of other team members
  • Communicate efficiently, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages are also desirable, especially where specifically relevant to areas of heightened cyber threat
  • Maintain excellent standards in their work and show a high degree of attention to detail
  • Be competent with the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience with additional research tools and software related to intelligence collection and analysis is also desirable.
  • Experience with programming in any scripting language is also desirable.
  • Have relevant formal qualifications (i.e. SANS, CCTIM, CISSP)

If you believe this is an opportunity where you can excel and grow personally and professionally then apply within for a confidential chat with one of our Consultants.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.