Threat Protection Lead (SOC)

West Midlands Region
50000.00 - 70000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP70000/annum Extensive Flexible Benefits
11 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Who you'll be working with:

You will be working at a major customer site within our clients Security Operations Centre (SOC) with a team who deliver IT Security Services to a wide variety of clients across the globe.

The focus of your role:

You will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of client IT infrastructures, and protecting the information systems residing upon them from external and internal attack / compromise.

What you'll do:

The role is focused on delivering Intrusion Detection / Prevention services and assisting with Investigations as a result of escalated problems and security alerts from client tooling and security information & event management systems (SIEM). Security policy enforcement is a key part of operations, and is achieved through various assurance activities such as auditing Firewalls and conducting privilege account reviews.

What you'll bring

• Sound understanding of cyber security threats and compromise methods from a Security Operations Centre (SOC) perspective
• Understanding of server, client and network technologies from an IT Support perspective
• Any specific understanding of the following would be beneficial; otherwise full training will be given:

o Experience in conducting application vulnerability assessments
o Experience in the use of Intrusion Detection systems, management and responding to and the tuning of alerts
o Experience in conducting host vulnerability assessments
o Experience in the use of SIEM platforms, preferably, ArcSight.
o Vulnerability Awareness / Understanding
o HMG Security Standards and Processes
o Experience using tools such as Nessus, NMAP, Retina
o Coaching and mentoring of junior SOC Analysts

What our client will offer you:

Professional development. Accelerated career progression. An environment that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. It's all on offer. And although collaboration is at the core of the way they work, they also recognise individual needs with a flexible benefits package you can tailor to suit you.

Note: UK Government Security Clearance is mandatory, if not already held it will need to be in place before the candidate can start. All applications for this role are subject to applicants meeting all relevant security, regulatory and compliance requirements