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Junior SOC Analyst

£25000 - £35000

Blackthorn Trace have partnered with a leading satellite telecommunications company based in Central London to add an exceptional Graduate to 1-2 year experienced SOC Analyst to their active 24/7 x 365 SOC. The new Junior SOC Analyst will have some knowledge of SIEM tools, VA Scanning, IDS/IPS and preferably from a Digital Forensic background. You will be monitoring systems and conducting vulnerability assessments to databases, networks and web hosted services for potential system breaches.


Key responsibilities

  • Act as a first line security event analyst monitoring the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) System.  Monitor the alarm console; provide initial analysis of logs and network traffic; and make security event determinations on alarm severity, escalation, and response routing.
  • Provide first line telephone, e-mail and ticket routing services for security event notifications and incident response processes.
  • Deliver first level investigation and remediation activities as a member of the Security Incident Response Team.  Participate in Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) events: Conduct research and assessments of security events; provide analysis of firewall, IDS, anti-virus and other network sensor produced events; present findings as input to SIRT.
  • Participate in a Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment (VA) Scanning Capability.  Follow a documented process for routine scanning of infrastructure and network elements.  Develop mitigation and remediation plans as a result of the vulnerability assessment findings.
  • Monitor threat and vulnerability news services for any relevant information that may impact installed infrastructure.  Analyze reports to understand threat campaign(s) techniques, lateral movements and extract indicators of compromise (IOCs).
  • Create and update security event investigation notes, conduct shift change reports on open cases, and maintain case data in the Incident Response Management platform.
  • Document information security operations policies, process and procedures.
  • The post will require rotating 24 X 7 shift work to include daytime, night time, and weekend work.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • A University degree level education or equivalent in Information Security, Forensics, or Computer Science; related experience and/or training in the field of IT security monitoring and analysis, cyber threat analysis, and vulnerability analysis.
  • Understanding of performing 1st level analysis and interpretation of information from SOC systems; incident identification/analysis, escalation procedures, and reduction of false-positives.
  • A Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), or equivalent certification would be advantageous.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Information Security fundamentals, technologies, and design principals.
  • Understanding or proven experience in securing Windows, Linux, Oracle and VM platforms.
  • Understanding or proven experience of QRadar or similar Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools for analysing network and security incidents.
  • Experience in Tenable Network Security Nessus, BeyondTrust Retina or similar Vulnerability Assessment (VA) scanner operations for identifying network and platform risks and mis-configurations.



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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.

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.