SOC Analyst - Insurance- London

£45000 - £55000 per annum

Managing this Role


Josh Keeley

Manager - Cyber Specialist 0207 759 7878

With seven years’ experience as an IT engineer within the Royal Marines, Josh has a strong ex-services network of SC and DV cleared CTI analysts and CCTIM managers. Bringing sound technical knowledge and in-depth market expertise, Josh works with consultancies, defence, MSSPs and TIPs, from rapidly-growing start-ups to established global enterprises.


Roles recruited: CTI analysts, CCTIM managers

Seniority: Senior

Job Type: Permanent

Geographical coverage: London

Market: Cyber threat intelligence and security operations

We are working with a leading Insurance group who are looking to add to their Cyber Security capability in London. The SOC Analyst will work closely with the Information Security Officer, Infrastructure team and outsourced MSSP. You will have autonomy and be looked towards to help build the Cyber capability for the UK, with a look forward to building a team in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor Security Operations Centre (SOC) generated security events and alerts
  • Perform initial analysis to determine security events and alerts requiring immediate response and escalation
  • Triage confirmed security events and alerts, in coordination with Tier 2 and Tier 3 network and infrastructure engineers, following documented procedures
  • Develop processes and response procedures to improve overall SOC functions
  • Develop, refine, maintain, and regularly test the Incident Response Plan
  • Monitor external data sources to maintain currency of information security threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise
  • Maintain both internal and external vulnerability scanning tools and report on their findings

Technical Skills

  • Strong understanding of security and network incident response protocols
  • Good understanding of malware, including APT and other emerging threats
  • Strong understanding of information security principles as it relates to system, network, internet security (i.e. ports, protocols, system hardening and system functions analysis)
  • Indicators of Compromise, understanding malware analysis, VA scanners, SIEM tools
  • Sound understanding of networking administration and troubleshooting (e.g. TCP/IP, WAN/LAN and WiFi)
  • Good understanding of firewalls and IDS/IPS systems
  • Good understanding Citrix platform
  • Good understanding of Active Directory
  • Intermediate understanding of virtualization
  • Intermediate understanding of databases (SQL in particular)


  • Desirable qualifications for the role include CompTIA A , CompTIA A , Network , Security , Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC, GCIH, CISSP)

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