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IT Senior Security Analyst

  • Location:
    Plano, Texas
  • Salary:
    110000 $ - 125000 $ / Year
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  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire

As a leading technology company backed by a spirit of innovation, Our Client is committed to providing products and services that perform seamlessly and answer customer needs, demonstrating our dedication to excellence and continuous improvement.
Senior Security Analyst
The Sr. Security Analyst will monitor and investigate normal and escalated security events to determine risk and exposure and perform additional forensics investigations to understand impact and mitigation. This is a position for an experienced Security Analyst that will receive minimal supervision from management and will be required to lead and make decisions on day to day activities and forensics investigations. This position will be required to have good written and oral communication skills to present the results of the technical analysis and research of each incident or investigation. The Sr. Security Analyst should have experience and understanding of multiple security platforms and layers including Anti-virus, Firewalls, Proxy servers, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Logging Correlation/management, Operating systems, Protocols and Incident Response. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Details:
"• Monitoring of events & alerts from a multitude of technologies to detect malicious activity
• Responds to escalated security events or incidents and implements counter-measures to reduce and/or mitigate further exposure. The Engineer performs triage on events which are reported by various detection devices to filter out things such as false positives and known accepted activities."
• Leads and manages security investigations from discovery to resolution and works as an incident responder for each security incident.
• Creates reports to display trends and overall statistics based on correlated security incidents and event data to produce monthly exception and management reports.
• Creates and implements standard operating procedures and processes to help streamline investigations, daily monitoring and analysis research.
• Responsible for managing relationship with managed service security provider
• On call responsibility for responding to escalated security incidents
• Perform detailed analysis using a variety of tools and techniques to investigate, navigate, correlate and understand security incidents to the fullest extent of the data available
• Perform activities related to threat and vulnerability response, including coordinating the dissemination of information provided by threat intelligence analysts, following up on remediation or prevention activities, and reporting on the progress to security leaders.
• Perform activities related to security incident coordination, including convening the appropriate technical audience, capturing event timelines, transferring verbally assigned actions to formal ticketing, maintaining status and timeline of the event, and performing post-mortem analysis on the event.
• Provide reporting and metrics on the security incident response process for regular consumption by security leadership.
• Promote security awareness activities and implement security awareness concepts locally, customizing communications to be suitable for the business and users. Point of contact for all local security escalations
• Prepares periodic security reports for senior management and corporate security summarizing the risk posture for the business
• Perform tuning of rules, filters and policies for detection-related security technologies to improve accuracy and visibility
• Perform data mining of log sources to uncover and investigate anomalous activity, along with related items of interest
• Translate technical vulnerabilities into business risk terminology for business units and recommend corrective actions to customers and project stake-holders
Additional Details
• Maintains a high energy level and demonstrates a desire to succeed
• Demonstrates a strong work ethic, able to multi task and ability to work well under pressure
• Able to plan and organize work to achieve targeted goals with minimal supervision; is results-oriented and accountable for own actions
• Performs rigorous, structured and fact-based problem analysis; able to quickly assess an issue and apply creative resolutions
• Excellent project management skills; ability to manage large-scale, multi-faceted projects.
• Leveraging creative solutions when problem-solving, collaborating effectively as a team, yet functioning well with independent responsibilities, especially multitasking and extreme attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to author and present materials ranging from detailed technical specifications to high-level presentations
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel are needed                                                                                   
• Solid problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest any issue/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution
• Pragmatic understanding of security problems as a mix of technology and process issues with the ability to pursue solutions at both layers within the organization
• Performs rigorous, structured and fact-based problem analysis; able to quickly assess an issue and apply creative resolutions
• Bachelors in Computer or Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management, Information Science or a related technical field
• 6+ years of overall work experience
• 3+ years of experience working in information security or information technology roles
• Experience developing, implementing, and operating service-oriented security incident response programs
• Experience designing and engineering operational processes
• Demonstrated ability to interact with business and technical audiences across all levels of an organization
• In-depth knowledge of common internet protocols (e.g., DNS, HTTP)
• Security knowledge across multiple security domains and technologies (e.g., operating systems, databases, networking, applications, identity and access management)
• Strong knowledge of and experience working in Windows and Linux environments
• Experience prioritizing and managing multiple projects with competing priorities
• Demonstrated ability to maintain calm and focus a team during a crisis situation
• Strong knowledge of project management approaches and coordination of short and medium duration projects
• Possession of industry certifications highly preferred including, but not limited to, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

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