IT Security Analyst

Security, SOC, SIEM, Incident Response
Full Time, Fulltime
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

IT Security Analyst

Dallas, TX



  • Responsible for understanding and interpreting event discovery and incident response activities
  • Full-spectrum incident response support including event discovery, alert notification, investigation, facilitation of containment, facilitating of resolution, and event reporting
  • Perform mitigation activities for current and residual risk
  • Assist with project planning and identification of mitigation activities
  • Support tier-1 analysts in performing day-to-day operations
  • Maintain a professional communicative relationship with clients and management to provide information throughout the incident, problem, and change management cycles
  • Coordinate and drive efforts among multiple business units during response activities and post-mortem
  • Proactive monitoring of internal and external-facing environment using specialized security applications
  • Provide timely, comprehensive and accurate information in both written and verbal communications
  • Proactively research and monitor security-related information sources to aid in the identification of threats to client networks, systems and intellectual property
  • Routinely develop and update incident response playbooks to ensure response activities align with best practices, minimize gaps in response and provide comprehensive mitigation of threats
  • Develop the requisite expertise, knowledge, and ability to perform independently through mentorship; mentor and share expertise with junior staff
To qualify, candidates must have:
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or other related area of study preferred with 3-5 years of overall IT professional experience.
  • At least 2+ years of work experience in Information Security, especially in an Information operations / incident role
  • Ability to participate in after hours on-call rotation when required; Due to the nature of the business the Cyber analyst position covers all shifts 24/7
  • Detailed knowledge of applicable security tools, technologies, and trends
  • Fundamental understanding of defense-in-depth and intelligence-driven strategies
  • Working knowledge/experience of network systems, security principles, and applications
  • Experience with utilizing security tools software such as Splunk, LogRhythn, CarbonBlack, Fidelis, and ServiceNow
  • Hands-on troubleshooting, analysis, and technical expertise to resolve incidents and service requests; previous experience in troubleshooting day-to-day operational processes such as security monitoring, data correlation, security operations etc.
  • Proven experience performing analysis of security events and incidents, to determine root cause and provide resolution; working experience against advanced persistent threats is well seen;
  • Strong working knowledge of at least three of the following security tools: host-based antivirus, anti-spam gateway solutions, firewalls, IDS/IPS, server and network device hardening, data loss prevention, forensics software, vulnerability management, website security;
  • Competence in using both internal and external ticketing systems for ITIL-based incident, problem and change management.
  • Additional certifications and training preferred in the following areas:  Network Security certifications (CISSP, C|EH, Security+, SANS, ISACA, Vendor Certificates), Project Management training/certification,  and Quality Management (ITIL, Six Sigma, TQM, etc.) training/certification


Posted By

Harish Rao

Dice Id : 10236683
Position Id : 9686370
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