Security Analyst

New Jersey - NJ
Posted 3 weeks ago

Position: Security Analyst
Number of positions: 1
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Duration: 7 months Contract

Job Description:

  • This position requires the ability to work a shift schedule and support coverage efforts on a 24/7/365 basis which includes work on holidays, nights, & weekends.
  • Candidate must be available for a fixed 24/7/365 shift of 11pm-7am EST.

Incident Analyst will coordinate the preliminary response activities for cyber security incidents across the Global company environment. The successful candidate will focus on preliminary identification and analysis of potential cyber security incidents. The successful candidate will perform triage functions such as email review, log analysis, analysis of network traffic and endpoint systems, enrich data, and will be responsible for escalating and assigning the incidents to level two incident handlers. The candidate will join a team of incident analysts and incident handlers, and will have an opportunity to participate in a number of global cyber security initiatives. Candidates should have a basic understanding of incident response processes, network investigative techniques, and cyber security trends and issues.  The candidate should be able to travel domestically in support of the investigative mission.

The responsibilities include:

  • Understand CSIRT functions and participates in the triage of cyber security events.
  • Receive and analyze alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts.
  • Triage logs from various security controls, including, but not limited to, firewall, proxy, host intrusion prevention systems, endpoint security, application and system logs, to identify possible threats to network security.
  • Enrich security event data to streamline the incident response process.
  • Perform incident triage, documentation, and escalation of appropriate incidents to cyber security incident handlers.
  • Maintain proper documentation and creation of reports.

Candidate requirements:

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in incident response and/or other IT related fields tied to networking and enterprise information system environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology field preferred.
  • Must cover a fixed 24/7/365 shift (Mid-day or Night)
  • Interest in the cyber security field including specific focus on the following domains: enterprise security defense, network and application penetration testing, and incident response.
  • Basic knowledge of network protocols, enterprise architecture, and common network logging functions.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and efforts in a complex work environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in an independent manner
  • Industry certifications such as CEH, CISA, Security are desirable.

Must Haves:

  • 1-2 years of experience in cyber security and/or information technology (IT) security
  • 1-2 years SOC environment experience

Nice to Haves:

  • Industry certifications such as CEH, CISA, Security are desirable.
  • Experience performing security analysis

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