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L2 SOC Analyst

  • Sector: IT
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/05/2020
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
The SOC Threat Response Analyst role is part of the Client SIC team. Candidates in this role will be responsible for conducting incident response operations according to documented procedures and industry best practices. Candidates in this role must have excellent communication skills and be able to interact with executive levels throughout the company. Must have extensive experience in multiple security areas such as SIEM, EDR, IDS, APT, and WAF. Candidates will be required to participate in multiple intelligence communities and be able to disseminate pertinent information throughout the SIC team. Ideal candidates should have extensive experience in Linux and Windows operating systems as well as having a deep knowledge of networking and attack methods. Must display enthusiasm and interest in Information Security.

Standard Job Requirements
Provide initial investigation of security incidents
Provide communication and escalation throughout the incident per the Incident Response process
Communicates directly with data asset owners and business response plan owners during high severity incidents
Hunting for suspicious anomalous activity based on data alerts or data outputs from various toolsets like SIEM, EDR etc.
Perform analysis of log files
Provide first responder forensics analysis and investigation
Drives containment strategy during data loss or breach events
Triage and resolve advanced vector attacks such as botnets and advanced persistent threats (APTs)
Works directly with data asset owners and business response plan owners during high severity incidents
Tuning of IDS, proxy policy, in-line malware tools based on threat feeds, trust and reputation data, incidents, or vulnerabilities and exploits of downstream systems
Provide tuning recommendations to administrators based on findings during investigations or threat information reviews
Technical Competencies
Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
Knowledge of network security zones, Firewall configurations, IDS policies
Knowledge of systems communications from Layer 1 to 7
Experience with Network and Network Security tools administration
Knowledge of log formats and ability to aggregate and parse log data for syslog, http logs, DB logs for investigation purposes
In-depth experience with log search tools such as QRadar, usage of regular expressions and natural language queries
In-depth knowledge of packet capture and analysis
Experience with Security Assessment tools (NMAP, Nessus, Metasploit, Netcat
Experience with EDR tool such as Carbon Black Response to carry out incident detection and response.
Ability to make create a containment strategy and execute

Training, Qualifications, and Certifications
Security Essentials - SEC401 (optional GSEC certification)
Intrusion Detection In Depth - SEC503 (optional GCIA certification)
Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling - SEC504 (optional GCIH certification)
Hacker Guard: Security Baseline Training - SEC464
Advanced Security Essentials - SEC501 (optional GCED certification)
Perimeter Protection In Depth - SEC502 (optional GCFW certification)
Securing Windows and Resisting Malware - SEC505 (optional GCWN certification)
Securing Linux/Unix - SEC506 (optional GCUX certification)

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