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Senior SOC Security Analyst (Level 3)

Summary

BlueVoyant is looking for Security Operations Center (SOC) Analysts to help our global customers manage their IT security. You will be part of a fast-paced team that helps customers to reduce the impact of security incidents and ensures that critical business operations continue unhindered. This position is located in College Park, Maryland.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise operations in deterring, identifying, monitoring, investigating, and analyzing computer network intrusions.
  • Supervises complex event investigation and incident declaration
  • Ensure events are properly identified, analyzed, and escalated to incidents.
  • Hunt for suspicious activity based on anomalous activity and indicators of compromise from various intelligence feeds and toolsets.
  • Participate in the response, investigation, and resolution of security incidents.
  • Create knowledge base articles for handling medium and high severity incidents.
  • Assist in the advancement of security policies, procedures, and automation.
  • Monitor and analyze security events and alerts from multiple sources, including security information and event management (SIEM) software, network and host-based intrusion detection systems, firewall logs, and system logs (Windows and Unix), and databases
  • Separate true threats from false positives using network and log analysis and escalate possible intrusions and attacks
  • Provide incident investigation, handling, and response to include incident documentation.
  • Initiate tickets, document, and escalate to higher-level security analysts
  • Develop incident response reporting and policy updates as needed.
  • Perform computer and network forensic analysis.
  • Serve as the technical escalation point and mentor for lower-level analysts
  • Regularly communicate with customer IT teams to inform them of issues, help them remediate, and ensure that they continue to operate business as usual
  • Perform triage of incoming issues (assess the priority, determine risk).
  • Work with customers to deploy hardware and software monitoring systems
  • Maintain a strong awareness of the current threat landscape.

Basic Qualifications

  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with intrusion detection/prevention systems and SIEM software
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of network protocols and devices.
  • Advanced experience with Mac OS, Windows, and Unix systems.
  • Ability to analyze event logs and recognize signs of cyber intrusions/attacks
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations in a productive and professional manner.
  • Ability to work directly with customers to understand requirements for and feedback on security services
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present complex technical topics in clear and easy-to-understand language
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with a globally distributed team
  • Able and willing to work in a 24/7/365 environment, including nights and weekends, on a rotating shift schedule
  • Ability to provide create signatures for security tools
  • Familiarity with tools such as Wireshark, TCP Dump, Security Onion, and Splunk
  • Strong knowledge of the following:
    • SIEM
    • Packet Analysis
    • SSL Decryption
    • Malware Detection
    • HIDS/NIDS
    • Network Monitoring Tools
    • Case Management System
    • Knowledge Base
    • Web Security Gateway
    • Email Security
    • Data Loss Prevention
    • Anti-Virus
    • Network Access Control
    • Encryption
    • Vulnerability Identification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in network/host vulnerability analysis, intrusion analysis, digital forensics, penetration testing, or related areas
  • 5+ years of hands-on SOC/TOC/NOC experience
  • GCIA and GCIG required. GCFA, GCFE, CISSP, Security +, Network +, CEH, RHCA, RHCE, MCSA, MCP, or MCSE preferred
  • Familiarity with tools such as IDA Pro, PEiD, PEview, Procmon, Snort, Bro, Kali Linux, Metasploit, NMAP, and Nessus
  • Familiarity with GPO, Landesk, or other IT Infrastructure tools
  • Understanding and/or experience with one or more of the following programming languages: .NET, PHP, Perl, Python, Java, Ruby, C, C++.

Education

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or other IT-related field. Exceptional candidates with proven experience in security/network operations will also be considered.

About BlueVoyant

BlueVoyant combines world-class cyber defense talent with unique threat intelligence data to provide real-time, external, threat-monitoring services and comprehensive Managed Security Services. BlueVoyant’s distinctive Managed Security Service combines advanced endpoint protection, network monitoring, and remote remediation. In addition, BlueVoyant’s Managed Security Service are closely linked to its uniquely comprehensive and actionable real-time Threat Intelligence data, which combines internet traffic, Dark Web intelligence, and host-based threat data.

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