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SOC Analyst – Level 3

Type: Contract to Hire

Min. Experience: Minimum of 5 years as SOC 2 Analyst with hand on experience with incident handling, forensics, sensor alert tracking, or cybersecurity case management

Idenhaus Consulting is looking for an experienced Security Operations Center Analyst in the Atlanta area. The Level 3 Analyst position supports the SOC as an advanced escalation point identifying and addressing potential information security incidents. This person will serve in lead role and use advanced network and host based tools to proactively search through data sets to detect and respond to imminent and potential threats that evade traditional security solutions. The Level 3 Analyst also serves as a technical trainer and mentor for multiple SOC technologies. 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the SOC lead and point of escalation for analysts
  • Oversee completion of daily checklists, including: log review, management reporting (schedule & run), alert analysis, and escalation follow up activity status
  • Remain current on cybersecurity trends and intelligence (both open source and commercial) to grow security analysis & identification capabilities of the SOC team
  • Proactively search for and investigate potential malicious activity /incidents across multiple platforms using advanced threat network and host-based tools
  • Use internal and external threat intelligence to define indicators of compromise into monitoring tools, and work to integrate these tools to provide data enrichment
  • Strong TCP/IP networking skills to perform network analysis to isolate and diagnose potential threats and anomalous network behavior
  • Ability to automate networking tasks and analysis tasks
  • Be able to effectively document code and automation efforts effectively in an understandable manner for a non-programmer
  • Report common and repeated problems (trend analysis) to management and propose process and technical improvements
  • Provide resolution plans for system and network issues
  • Provide support in the detection, response, mitigation and reporting of real or potential cyber threats to the environment and be able to assist in the automation of these processes
  • Provide reports and updates to customers/business units
  • Provide oversight and guidance to junior analysts
  • Develop and maintain up to date Run-Books and/or Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)

Qualifications:

  • More than five years of experience as a Level 2 (or higher) SOC Analyst performing incident handling, sensor alert tracking, and/or cybersecurity case management
  • Experienced programmer (one or more of the following): Python (preferred), Powershell, Bash, Shell Script, Batch, VBscript 
  • Expertise in cybersecurity incident discovery and event management.
  • In depth experience with the following: leading SIEM technologies, IDS/IPS, network- and host- based firewalls, data leakage protection (DLP), DAM (Database activity monitoring), endpoint protection, and log collection and analysis
  • Strong working knowledge of security-relevant data, including network protocols, ports and common services, such as TCP/IP network protocols and application layer protocols (e.g. HTTP/S, DNS, FTP, SMTP, Active Directory etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge in system security architecture and security solutions
  • Advanced knowledge in networking, message transport, and endpoint security
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with cybersecurity forensics tools and methodologies
  • Extensive experience with network ports and protocols

Why Idenhaus?

We are a small firm working together to solve our clients’ most challenging Cybersecurity problems. If you want excitement and the potential to shape your own destiny, look no further. You will be an instrumental part of our team and will come to work each day knowing that you're truly making a difference.

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