Security Operations Analyst


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Role title: Security Operations Analyst

Office Location: Rochdale area (this role is home-based, travel for meetings when required)


Agilisys is on the lookout for a skilled Security Analyst to assist with our cybersecurity efforts. You'll be at the forefront of safeguarding our digital assets by closely monitoring networks and assets, detecting threats, and responding effectively to incidents. Conducting vulnerability assessments, ensuring compliance, and collaborating seamlessly with diverse teams will be central to your role.

Your passion for staying updated with the latest trends, coupled with your dedication to both strengthening our defences as part of the Blue Team and testing boundaries as a Red Team enthusiast, will be instrumental in ensuring our digital environment remains secure and resilient.


How will you spend your days?


· Monitor, review and triage outputs from security logs and monitoring systems

· Identifying security alerts and potential security issues

· Threat hunting

· Identifying and analysing security vulnerabilities and assisting operational teams with resolutions

· Implementing/improving threat detections and alerting

· Reviewing new security products and features which would enhance our security posture

· Act as incident escalation for security incidents. Helping to Investigate, escalate and resolve security issues and alerts

· Regular review of user access rights to help maintain the organisations Role Based Access controls

· Maintain security guidelines, ensuring that compliance plans are maintained, promoting continual improvement

· Liaise with relevant external bodies to achieve or maintain security accreditations or certifications

· Assist with technical security risk assessments

· Work with project and programme teams to identify solutions to security challenges that they might introduce, to ensure that security and compliance is maintained

· Supporting our ISO27001 Information Security Management System policies, procedures and standards

· Managing security assessments and risk assessments assisting Agilisys and the client to investigate any IT security incidents/events

· Supporting compliance, PCI/DSS, Cyber Essentials, IS Security policies, standards and controls.


How will you stand out?

You will have an understanding of security threats, technologies, legislative and regulatory standards, industry frameworks and best practices. Experience within local government would be advantageous.


Skills and experience

· Security-focused with a commitment to delivering robust solutions and maintaining a vigilant stance against threats

· Understanding of cybersecurity fundamentals, including threats, vulnerabilities, and controls

· Skilled in incident response to effectively monitor, detect, analyse, and remediate security incidents

· Knowledge of Microsoft Defender suite and Sentinel including KQL

· Knowledge of scripting such as PowerShell or Python

· Familiarity with a range of security tools such as IDS/IPS, firewalls, and vulnerability scanners

· Knowledge of conducting vulnerability assessments and ethical testing to identify and confirm weaknesses in systems

· Knowledgeable in security policies, compliance standards, and regulatory requirements such as Cyber Essentials

· Ideally hold or working towards Microsoft security related certifications such as AZ-500, MS-500, SC-200, SC-300, SC-400

· Ideally hold or working towards CompTIA Security+ or CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst, or other similar certifications

· Ability to collaboration with other teams in the business to address security challenges and implement solutions

· Able to communicate complex technical information to non-technical audiences

· Any experience of working with recognised IT Security standards and frameworks such as PCI-DSS or ISO27001 is highly advantageous

· Experience in HMG Information Assurance requirements and Security Policy Framework

· Proven track record of performing incident management for security incidents & risk assessments to mitigate issues including lessons learned

· Change management experience for both Information Security and business impacting Information Security Change


What we can offer you: 

This role will offer exposure to the right mix of challenges, within a culture that promotes continuous learning and development. 

Benefits include: 

  • Enhanced Pension Scheme 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Access to exclusive discounts and offers through the company’s “Perks at Work” scheme 
  • 25 days annual leave (with the option to buy more) 



Simply submit your CV.  

We invest in our recruitment process to ensure we attract the very best talent. Individuals seeking employment at Agilisys must note that we see diversity as something that creates a better workplace and delivers better outcomes. As such, we are keen to maximise the diversity of our workforce and actively encourage applications from all.  

By submitting your CV, you understand that we have a legitimate interest to use your personal data for the purposes of assessing your eligibility for this role.  This means that we may use your personal data to contact you to discuss your CV or arrange an interview or transfer your CV to the hiring manager(s) of the role you have applied for.  You can ask us at any time to remove your CV from our database by emailing – but please note that this means we will no longer consider you for the role you have applied for. 



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Tags: Blue team Compliance CompTIA CySA+ Firewalls IDS Incident response IPS ISO 27001 Monitoring PowerShell Python Red team Risk assessment Scripting Security assessment Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: Career development Health care Team events

Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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