Job Description

Senior Security Analyst (CSS/MDR)
Location: Reading
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Career Level: Associate Manager

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too. 

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Accenture is the global leader in cybersecurity. We help companies, governments and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives.  This is a Senior Cyber Security Analyst role in the Managed Security Services organization focused on Managed Detection & Response.
You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.  

In our team you will:

•    Develop a deep understanding of Cyber Security Operations
•    Develop your knowledge and skills on key cyber security technologies
•    Develop your knowledge and skills of cyber-attacks, vulnerabilities and counter measures

As a Senior Cyber Security Analyst, you will:

•    Work within a 24x7x365 team to support the timely delivery of security monitoring services. 
•    Investigate attacks against customer networks.
•    Monitor and analyze log data, network traffic and/or alerts generated by a variety of security technologies in real-time; escalate and explain validated security incidents to customers.
•    Write up security incident reports detailing the threat, its characteristics, and possible remediation activities.
•    Research new threats and ensure appropriate detection capabilities are in place to identify and respond to these threats.
•    Routinely review security incidents and other customer deliverables for adherence to the established procedures and guidelines; document, rectify, and provide feedback to other analysts as required.
•    Document best practices and contribute to knowledgebase articles.
•    Ensure the quality and timeliness of the security incident detection and classification service. 
•    Ensure standards and procedures are adhered to within defined SLA’s.
•    Articulate security issues to customers, both verbally and written.
•    Identify opportunities for process improvement.
•    Manage and track customer issues and requests.
•    Act as an escalation point for junior analysts.
•    Provide training and coaching to more junior analysts.
•    Deliver internal and external presentations related to the MDR service. 

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

•    Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
•    Experience in retrieving information and generating reports using SQL.
•    Experience performing cyber security investigations and remote response using EDR technologies.

•   An excellent understanding of the cyber security threat landscape, including detailed technical knowledge about prevalent vulnerabilities, threats, attack methods, and infection vectors.
•    An excellent understanding of computer networking, including detailed technical knowledge of TCP/IP and other networking protocols.
•    Experience in an operational environment, ideally with customer-facing responsibilities
•    Experience in a cyber security role, ideally focused on intrusion detection/security monitoring, incident handling and/or analysis

Set yourself apart:

•    Ability to communicate clearly at all levels, demonstrating strong verbal and written communication skills.
•    Possess one or more of the following certifications: SANS GCIA, SANS GCIH, SANS GCFA, SANS GCFE and/or OSCP.
•    Excellent technical troubleshooting skills with the ability to be dynamic and adapt in order to solve complex technical issues with customers and partners. 

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What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications: 30/06/2021

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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