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Security Specialist - (SOC Analyst)

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Company: Sage
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Security Specialist - (SOC Analyst)
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People make Sage great. From our colleagues delivering ground-breaking solutions to the customers who use them: people have helped us grow for more than thirty years, and people are driving our future as a great SaaS company. We're writing our next chapter. Be part of it!
Experience has taught us that when our customers thrive, we thrive. As a team, we always start with what customers need. Through the good... and more challenging times. Innovating at pace so customers can manage their finances, operations and people. Every one of us shapes our culture at Sage - doing what's right and succeeding together, united by our commitment to each other. We encourage each other to grow in our roles, in our careers and as individuals.
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Job Description:
We are looking for a motivated and proactive SOC Analyst to join our Cyber Defence Operations team. A strong team player, you will have experience and knowledge of security operations and understand the value of clear communication and managing varying workloads in these contexts.
The ideal candidate is someone who can make decisions under pressure and own the monitoring, escalation and incident response to cyber-attacks, malware and active threats to reduce potential impacts to Sage. You will perform detailed analysis of security logs to identify events, incidents and resolution. You will manage security incidents through all phases of the incident response lifecycle from identification through to closure and ensure that all Security Monitoring Systems and Consoles are monitored diligently and in a timely fashion.
A self-starter, you will take ownership of your career, identifying technical and non-technical areas for improvement/development and be committed to driving forward positive change to achieve a continual improvement approach to methodologies, standards, tools and processes.
Key Responsibilities:
Key accountabilities and decision ownership:
Availability to work in 3 shift schedule - 24/7 service
Ensuring all security and operational controls are followed and enforced to ensure client data remains secure, available, and private, where applicable
Assist other teams with setting standards for and implementing event logging and monitoring tools and procedures.
Resolve or escalate events, threats and incidents per our specified procedures and processes
Maintain awareness of the changing threat landscape by participating in and sometimes contributing to relevant security groups, forums, or conferences
Skills, know-how and experience:
Must have:
Knowledge of IT and security concepts to identify, contain, and resolve security threats or incidents
Proficiency in English - written and verbal
Experience of working with geographically dispersed teams
Experience working in an agile, DevOps/DevSecOps environment
Desirable:
Validated skill in advanced capability to analyse malware, including: worms, viruses, Trojans, rootkits and bots
Sound knowledge of performing Network Security Monitoring, assessment of real time log aggregation and analysis of large date sets to identify anomalies and deviation changes to the network infrastructure using network monitoring tools
Key performance indicators:
Establish and maintain a high percentage of environments and systems being monitored for security events.
Maintain an efficient SLA for detecting and responding (triaging, escalating, resolving, etc.) to security-related event alerts.
Maintain a low percentage of the number of false positives Technical / professional qualifications:
Desirable:
Knowledge information security controls best practice with supporting qualifications where possible - such as Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
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Function:
Global Information Security
Country:
United Kingdom
Office Location
Newcastle
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