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Senior SOC Security Analyst

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

  • 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
  • Initiate tickets, document, and escalate to higher-level security analysts
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of network protocols and devices.
  • Strong 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
  • Strong 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 tuning recommendations for security tools to tool administrators.
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in network/host vulnerability analysis, intrusion analysis, digital forensics, penetration testing, or related areas
  • 2-4 years of hands-on SOC/TOC/NOC experience
  • GCIA required. GCIH, 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 of programming/scripting languages and ability to run basic database queries

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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