Lead SOC Analyst

Full Time West Midlands (County) IT Job Pro UK

Lead SOC Analyst

Salary: £40K-£55K

Location: WFH/Office Working (Birmingham) 4 Days WFH – 1 Day Office


Act as the process owner for the SIEM monitoring function of the my clients Corporate, Public and Commercial landscape for security breaches and investigate offences when they occur
Define acceptance into service criteria for all SOC services and support these activities through projects as they transition into live
Lead the triage of security offence log files sources and ensure they are escalated for future investigation or correct closure as false positive
Assure the preparation of reports that document offences and the extent of the damage that has or may occur. Including applying quantitative and qualitative risk analysis articulating compliance risk in technical and non-technical terminology, so that it can be interpreted by my client, its customers both IT and business individuals alike
Identify trends and improvements to improve investigations
Advise and guide senior management on your recommendations on incident containment measures, using knowledge and experience to substantiate your recommendations
Lead incident containment measures and follow on digital forensic investigations, assisting with data capture and analysis
Lead Threat Hunting Activities, utilising Threat Intelligence
Assist with training and share knowledge to upskill Junior Analysts
Act as Team Leader of a small team of Junior Analysts
Create and test custom SIEM Rules to alert on Specific Use Cases
Collaborate at a senior level with IT technical teams across the business to deliver Information Security Service improvements
Support the development of the SIEM platform process and procedures, including the development and ongoing review of 'Playbooks' to ensure best practice is implemented when possible.
Ensure defined compliance functional requirements for each on boarding project and ensure that they are fulfilled prior to going into service
Champion awareness of developing Information Technology and security risk landscape across the Security Analysts and the wider business
Strong understanding of standards and regulations such as GDPR, ISO27001, NIST, PCI, SOX, HTECH
Support the assessment of the current technology infrastructure to identify information security and compliance risk areas and recommend controls to address those risks.
Escalate any issue to the ISM Product Assurance where appropriate

How will you succeed

Possess excellent communication, presentational analytical and problem solving skills
Drive policy, process and procedure developed, maintenance and improvement
Identifying compliance deviations; manage and driving them to resolution
Continually reviewing security offences and ensuring resolution is appropriately planned, carried out, checked and reviewed to ensure lessons are identified
Own workload, ensuring work is delivered on time, and exceeds management's expectations
Be a self-starter and proactive in driving forward security for the benefit of the business
Continued self and subordinates development and understanding of Information Technology within the Information Security landscape
Possess strong briefing skills and technics to enable you to brief at all levels and across the business
Own the required skills to produce and deliver remediation action plans
Motivate delivering solutions using new and emerging technology/policy and IT security industry best practice
Demonstrate a logical approach to service delivery and champion ITIL best practices

What you need to know

Hold a recognised Information Security qualification (e.g. CISSP, CISM or demonstrate strong capabilities in Information Security Compliance)
Working knowledge of service management tools Assyst/ Service Now
Experience of ITIL v3
Working knowledge and experience of working on SIEM tools

What you need to show

A minimum of 5 years' + experience within a SOC environment
Positive personal qualities including drive, professionalism, integrity and teamwork
Security Clearance (SC) or be able willing to undergo the process to gain clearance

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– Cyber Security – SOC Analyst – Level 3 – Senior – Lead

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