IT Security Analyst


Job Summary

An experienced Security Operations Centre (SOC) Data Security Analyst is required to join a leading IT Security Services team

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

The successful SOC Data Security Analyst will be responsible for delivering managed security services to many key clients in East Africa. They will provide first line analysis of information from a variety of security tools and will pass the information to designated escalation points, advising on remediation where necessary. This will involve monitoring the Security Management consoles, analysing intrusion, vulnerability and audit data, investigating and documenting security incidents, and correctly identifying and resolving incidents. They will also proactively identify major or common attacks for the purposes of tuning security devices and will oversee the ongoing maintenance of security tools.

The ideal SOC Data Security Analyst candidate will need the following;

Essential Skills:

  • Previous security analyst experience - monitoring, investigating, alerting and reporting security threats
  • Experience on SIEM tools
  • Experience of IDS/IPS systems
  • A good understanding of threats and threat vectors
  • A sound knowledge of networking and traffic flow
  • A good team ethos and drive
  • The ability to work unsupervised and under pressure and commit
  • A sound understanding of security technologies and their function within a networked environment
  • Understanding of operating systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 3 years of experience in working with IT Security Products or in a similar role

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience with packet capturing tools and analysis
  • CCIE and Network Implimentation Experience
  • SIEM content creation
  • CISSP or equivalent
  • CEH or equivalent
  • Incident handling experience

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