Cyber Security Analyst

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Data & Analytics, IT, Media & Telecom
Salary: £50000.0
Contact name: Felicity Handley

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Job ref: 6737
Published: 15 days ago

We are looking for a Cyber Security Analyst to join our Clients Security Operations team within their expanding and dynamic Information Security function. Reporting to the Head of Security Operations, the successful candidate will play a critical role in monitoring telemetry systems across networks, servers, and endpoints, and responding to security threats.
As a member of the information security team, you will collaborate with like-minded professionals who share a passion for tackling technical security challenges and strive to stay ahead of emerging threats.
Key Responsibilities of the Cyber Security Analyst:

  • Operate Microsoft Defender security tooling stack, reviewing alerts, vulnerabilities, investigating incidents, and optimizing detection capabilities.

  • Maintain Microsoft SC-200 certification and possess expertise in common attack techniques against Windows AD/AAD environments.

  • Ensure documentation of processes and procedures is comprehensive, relevant, and regularly updated.

  • Act as the point of contact for security incidents, coordinating response and remediation efforts.

  • Demonstrate willingness to learn new tools and technologies, with a focus on continuous growth and improvement.

  • Optimize existing security tooling and evaluate new technologies judiciously.

  • Understand attacker Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs), contributing to threat intelligence analysis and response.

  • Excel as a solo contributor and collaborate effectively within the team.

  • Display creativity, imagination, and commitment to mitigating security risks.

Requirements of the Cyber Security Analyst:

  • Experience in operating Microsoft Sentinel and Zscaler security products.

  • Ideally hold a Microsoft SC-300, SC-400, and/or SC-900 certifications.

  • Background in offensive security or penetration testing, including platforms such as HackTheBox or TryHackMe.

  • Familiarity with EDR, CSPM, PAM, NGFW, vulnerability management, and mail filtering tooling.

  • Additional certifications such as OSCP or eCPPT. (Desirable)

  • Strong understanding of tooling optimization and aversion to unnecessary technology purchases.

If you have the experience required for the Cyber Security Analyst please apply attaching your CV.