Cyber Security Analyst

Job Description:

Cyber Security Analyst Summary:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for a Cyber Security Analyst.  The security analyst position leverages emerging threat intelligence (IOCs, updated rules, etc.) to identify affected systems and the scope of the attack. The candidate will review and collect asset data (configs, running processes, etc.) on these systems for further investigation and determine and direct remediation and recovery efforts. To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative, but not necessarily a complete list, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and analyze security information and event management SIEM for remediation of security issues
  • Monitoring and analyzing network traffic, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), security events and logs
  • Prioritizing and differentiating between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms
  • Creating and tracking security investigations to resolution
  • Advising incident responders in the steps to take to investigate and resolve computer security incidents
  • Staying up to date with current vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures
  • Continually evaluating system vulnerabilities and protection measures against dynamic threat scape
  • Assist in development of risk assessment and gap analysis, identifying and prioritizing impact and reporting to senior management
  • Assist in identifying data breaches in tracking sources for discovery and being a critical part of incident response plan (IRP)
  • Create risk mitigation and reduction proposals for IT Security Group
  • Ensure compliance of patch management for all enterprise systems and necessary business applications
  • Manage and collaborate with Managed Security Service Provider “MSSP” or SOC as service model
  • Responsible for maintaining cyber audits and visibility into security events
  • Recommend improvement in all elements of IT security; network security, identity management and logging
  • Communicate alerts to agencies regarding intrusions or breaches
  • Provides IT support for regulatory and compliance activities
  • Creates helpdesk support tickets
  • Keep users informed on tips and techniques that will enhance cyber security posture
  • Recommends security enhancements and purchases
  • Training staff on network and information security procedures
  • Collaborate with other teams to assess risk and develop improvement strategies for security posture
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and minimum (5) years of experience in working with cyber security. In lieu of degree, minimum 10 years’ experience in information technology
  • Strong understanding of CIS Critical Security Controls
  • Ability to differentiate between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms
  • Risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies and security attack pathologies ISO 27001/27002, ITIL, PCI-DSS, NIST and COBIT framework analysis and applications
  • Operating systems security and system hardening.
  • Security concepts related to vulnerability assessment and monitoring of cloud technologies
  • Practices and methods of IT strategy, enterprise architecture and security architecture
  • Knowledge of third party auditing and cloud risk assessment methodologies
  • Experience with data protection concepts and data loss prevention
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts to an executive audience
  • Intermediate to Advanced Computer skills in programs such as Excel
  • Ability to verbally communicate in Spanish at an intermediate level
  • Ability to think logically, follow procedures, instructions and make sound decisions
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Possess organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and be detail oriented
  • Ability to work within a team or independently, with limited supervision, multitask and possess strong initiative
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, extended hours, holidays, and/or weekends as needed

Preferred Skills:

  • Certifications (CISSP, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, GCFE)
  • Experience with Next Generation Firewalls

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the eighth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 26 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients’ technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com

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