Incident Response Analyst

Boston, MA, United States

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Posted 1 month ago

Acquia’s Security Operations team is seeking an Information Security Analyst. In this role, you will be tasked with performing log analysis, forensic investigations, event monitoring, threat hunting, and other security operations activities.

You’re a self starter, who is passionate about cyber security. You stay current on the latest developments in the security industry. You trawl the internet, looking for the latest exploits and threats against cloud-based technologies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform security alert and event monitoring across all levels of the Acquia Platform.
  • Security alert ticket triage and investigation, through to ticket closure.
  • Complete essential daily analysis tasks to help ensure Acquia’s sites and infrastructure remain safe and secure.
  • Perform daily review of anti-virus alerts across Acquia’s endpoints and internal network.
  • Perform log analysis and related digital forensics.
  • Perform weekly and monthly audit tasks for Acquia’s security compliance requirements.
  • Analyse internal vulnerability reports and perform essential vulnerability management activities.
  • Perform threat analysis of new CVEs, and track packages and software across the Acquia platform.
  • Maintain a general knowledge of common security vulnerabilities, attack vectors, methods, and remediation techniques (DDOS, Man in the Middle, Brute Force, SQL Injections, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Forgery Request).
  • Continue to develop your technical knowledge and skills to stay ahead of the threat.


  • 1-2 years prior experience working as a security analyst or part of a security operations center.
  • Experience with continuous monitoring tools, such as SumoLogic, Splunk, ELK, or ArcSight is highly beneficial.
  • Understanding of web technologies. ( HTTP, DNS, PKI and Networking ) is essential.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following a benefit; Linux, Apache, Nginx, Varnish, MySQL, PHP, Drupal and securing cloud based platforms (AWS).
  • Good understanding of cloud security architecture and networking principles.
  • Security qualifications such as CCNA, CISSP, CEH, OSCP and GCIH are beneficial.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Desire to become a subject matter expert in the role, demonstrating a willingness to learn and a can do attitude.
  • Takes on additional responsibilities to fill in the gaps. Owns deliverables, accountable for results. Recognizing when it's appropriate to jump in and own it, and also when to provide support and collaboration.
  • Adopts a team approach, acknowledging and appreciating efforts, contributions, and compromises. Recognizes the common purpose of the team and respects team decisions.
  • Ability to triage and track alerts and thoroughly communicate across a global team.
  • Must be dependable, reliable, and able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, initiative, and ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Job tags: Architecture ArcSight AWS CEH CISSP DNS Forensics GCIH Incident response Linux OSCP PHP PKI Splunk Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management
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