This role is part of Symantec’s MSS practice (under the Technology-Security Services group) and is responsible for the monitoring and close handling of these activities within the SOC for clients.
- 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.
- Investigate attacks against customer networks.
- 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 necessary.
- 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.
- Referring difficult or complex issues to more experienced staff.
- Understanding of current vulnerabilities, attacks and countermeasures.
- Developing knowledge of key security technologies.
- Developing knowledge of cyber-attacks and vulnerabilities.
- Identify opportunities for process improvement.
- Manage and track customer issues and requests.
- Whilst there is no Shift Work per se, this role fits within a 24x7x365 “follow the sun” team to deliver monitoring services and support across multiple customers.
- Support other teams as needed.
In order to be successful at this role you must have experience in most of the following:
- 2+ years of experience working as a SOC Engineer in a SOC environment
- Experience in an operational environment, with customer-facing responsibilities.
- Previous experience in an information/cyber security role – ideally focused on intrusion detection/security monitoring and analysis.
- Passion for cyber security, learning, and knowledge sharing.
- A strong understanding of the cyber security threat landscape, including detailed technical knowledge about the most prevalent vulnerabilities, threats, attack methods, and infection vectors.
- A strong foundation in computer networking, including a detailed understanding of TCP/IP and other core Internet protocols.
- Strong technical and troubleshooting skills with the ability to be dynamic and adapt in order to solve complex technical issues with customers and partners.
- The ability to communicate clearly at all levels, demonstrating strong verbal and written communication skills
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