Junior Security Analyst

Cheltenham

Full Time Entry-level / Junior
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Posted 3 weeks ago

Do you want to be part of a consultancy at the cutting edge of information security? At Context, we pride ourselves on our unique and meticulous approach to helping our clients solve their most complex information security challenges. Context is currently recruiting for Security Analysts to work within their Security Operations team. The role encompasses both monitoring and responding to alerts raised by various tool-sets as part of an ongoing managed security monitoring service, coupled with analysing data sets gathered from Incident Response investigations and assisting Investigative Consultants to deliver positive investigative outcomes to our breach investigation consultancy engagements.The individuals who take on these roles will be working as part of the Security Operations team. Day to day responsibilities will include; responding and investigating alerts, liaising with customers in order to support investigative outcomes and providing remediation actions, offering recommendation of new signatures/rules, and assisting in the creation and development of analyst core processes and procedures. 

Key Responsibilities

  • The role will operate under the supervision of a Team Member and will include
  • Being part of a 24/7 operational security service team working 12 hour shifts
  • Performing analysis of the data captured by monitoring systems
  • Responding to and investigating alerts raised by proprietary tool sets
  • Recommendation of new signatures & rules & offering tuning requests for existing
  • Supporting Investigative Consultants with incident response investigations
  • Report generation
  • Supporting client queries.

Person Specification

  • Degree or equivalent level of education in any of the following;
  • Cyber/information/network security
  • Computer science
  • Software/electrical/network engineering
  • Other IT/security/network-related degrees
  • Network +
  • Security +
  • CEH
  • Vendor Certs or training
  • CREST (CPIA, CRIA, CPSA)
  • SANS

  • The above list is not exhaustive. All candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Skills

  • Demonstrates a passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT
  • Possesses a basic understanding of core IT skills, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware and security
  • An understanding of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them
  • A good working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting or programming language
  • Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with an ability to communicate with a range of technical and non-technical team members and other relevant individuals
  • Written communication skills & the ability to write technical reports.
  • Time-management and organizational skills to manage a variety of tasks, prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail, analytical skills and an ability to analyse complex technical information in order to identify patterns and trends
  • An ability to work under pressure, particularly when dealing with threats and at times of high demand

Technologies - Desirable skills to have, but not essential

  • SIEM tools
  • EDR tools
  • IDS/IPS
  • ITSM toolsets
Context is an independently operated cyber security consultancy, founded in 1998 and focusing on providing highly skilled consultants to help organisations with their information security challenges. We work with some of the world’s most high profile blue chip companies and government organisations.We are growing rapidly and are expanding our team and our services. We have offices in the UK, Germany, New York and Australia, and are recruiting in order to support an expanding business.
Location and TravelThe role is based at our Cheltenham Office.
Salary and packageA competitive salary and package aligned to market rates and including annual review.
In addition to the base salary there is a 25% shift allowance Context hosts a comprehensive bonus scheme and benefits including: 26 shift day’s annual leave, option to buy up to 5 extra days; company pension scheme, contributory of up to 8%; company share plan; numerous voluntary benefits including Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Season Ticket Loan; free eye tests and sabbatical options.Employees also benefit from an individually tailored learning and development plan which can include financial support with tuition/exam fees and access to various conference opportunities.
Company ethos is paramount and so, in addition to these bonuses and benefits, Context offers a flexible working environment, regular social activities and various day to day extras such as free refreshments. 
Job tags: CEH CREST IDS Incident response IPS Network security SANS SIEM
Job region(s): Europe
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