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IT Security Analyst
KPMG With a worldwide presence, KPMG continues to build on our member firms' successes thanks to our clear vision, maintained values, and our people.
IT Security Analyst
West Bromwich Building Society Inspired by the Society’s Vision and Values, it’s not just what we do but how we treat our colleagues and customers that make the people at the West Brom really stand out from our competitors.
IT Security Analyst
Sofology Handmade by craftsmen, every Sofology sofa is the product of thoughtful design and the very best materials. You’ll find incredible mixtures of texture, Italian leathers and Velvets, cushion fillings engineered for more comfort and lower maintenance. Hand finished details such as studding, stitching and solid turned feet are standard and feel better in every way. Why come home to average when you can feel this good?
IT Security & Compliance Analyst – Walsall – £25K-£30K
Senitor Associates Our continued presence in the IT recruitment marketplace has been underpinned by our commitment to the principles of Best Practice across all our business functions. When Senitor Associates started out in 1999, we had the sole aim of championing the field of IT Recruitment through our delivery of effective permanent and contract recruitment solutions. This core value is ever-present 18 years on and has enabled us to build strong and enduring business relationships industry-wide.
Our growth has been dependent on securing talented individuals that appreciate the intricacies of business, technology and people. With an exceptional in-house knowledge base stemming from years of perfecting our trade in the fields of software development, support and senior appointments, Senitor intends to remain at the fore of it’s field for many years to come.
Information Security Analyst
CMS UK CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.
Ranked as the world's 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide.
A future facing law firm CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.
Cyber Security Analyst
Church International Technology recruitment is a competitive market. We stand out because we make it our business to fully understand what both the candidate and the client want, and then deliver against their specific requirements. How do we do this? By building strong, enduring partnerships. It’s what our company was founded on more than three decades ago, and what continues to sets us apart.
We know, through years of experience, that when we work closely together we can achieve so much more. Whether we’re helping the most talented individuals realise their career potential or empowering organisations to build an exceptional workforce, your goals are our goals.
Together with our values of commitment, integrity and teamwork, and a collective wealth of recruitment experience working with world leading brands and exciting start-ups, we ensure the right person gets the right job, every time.
Information Security Analyst
Monarch Recruitment changing careers & businesses across the entire IT spectrum.
In 1992, the Monarch Recruitment Group was formed, specialising in recruiting candidates and placing them in their dream roles across specialist markets in the IT industry. Our foundations are built on delivering the right individual, to the right job, at the right time.
Our expertise covers the recruitment of experienced hires for both permanent and contract roles within infrastructure through the full development lifecycle, including (but not exclusive) to testing, DevOps, security, project management and senior appointments.
Whether you are seeking a tailored recruitment solution to support your business talent needs, or looking for a consultative approach to support your next career move, our highly experienced team will add genuine value to your business.
Senior Security Operations Analyst
Lorien With over 40 years’ experience working with professionals of all levels and organisations of all sizes, Lorien has an established reputation for delivering high quality, market-leading recruitment solutions
Security Operations (SOC) Analysts Tiers 1, 2 & 3 – SIEM, IDS/IPS, DLP
Proprius Recruitment Proprius Recruitment are specialists in the niche Security & Risk environment, for the last 13 years in the Cyber Security & IT Risk arena.
IT Security Operations Analyst
World First Hello. We’re WorldFirst and we’re a bit different from the rest…
WorldFirst is a market-leading, award-winning, bank-beating, rapidly growing, fun-loving international payments company.
We win lots of awards – a few recent ones include #7 on the The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, The Queen's Award 2016, Ruban D’honneur for the European Business Awards for Customer Focus and the UK Customer Experience Awards.
Our growth has also placed us on the FinTech 50 and the Investec Hot 100.
Basically, we are a company that is going places!
What is a Security Analyst?
A Security Analyst helps to detect cyber threats to an organisation, and helps to prevent them by analysis of the threats and aiding in implementing of solutions for identified IT Security weaknesses.
They may also be involved in the design, build and implementation of an organisations IT Security infrastructure within their job role. If you are new to cyber security, becoming a junior security analyst is a great way of getting your foot into the cyber security sector, as it allows you to get a greater understanding of cyber attack patterns and what you can do to defend against them. Both senior security analyst and junior security analysts earn competitive pay and are on the front-line defending against the latest cyber attacks.
There may be involvement in IT Security analysis, implementation and testing of the organisations IT Security strategy. The analyst may need to liaise with other specialist staff, software and hardware vendors plus others supplying computer security related services.
What are the typical job duties for a Security Analyst?
Typical job duties for the role of Security Analyst include reactive fire fighting of new security threats and exploits, together with proactive installation of more robust security architecture. Duties will also likely include some vulnerability testing, risk analysis, network management, intrusion detection and prevention plus maintenance of IT Security.
A good understanding of the organisations IT systems will be necessary in order for the Security Analyst to be able to recommend and implement the best solution to identified issues.
Management of networks, including Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) will likely be necessary.
You may also be deployed to a Security Operations Center (SOC), and become a SOC Analyst, where you work with other SOC Analysts to actively monitor networks for security incidents. SOC Analyst jobs are in high demand as more and more companies require on-going security monitoring due to an increase in compliance requirements.
More specific Security Analyst responsibilities may include:
1) Developing a good knowledge of the organisations IT, technology and Information Systems.
As Security Analyst you will work with existing skilled staff, applying your up to date understanding of relevant security standards, authentication protocols, and security related hardware and software in an analytical capacity.
2) IT Security – Day to day management and threat analysis
You will likely need to analyse and potentially help others to manage the LAN (Local Area Network), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), the WAN (Wide Area Network), and VPN (Virtual Private Network). You will need to monitor and analyse all exploits and threats, identifying their root cause and providing suggested fixes to administrators or recommended upgrade paths. Security weaknesses can be further identified with regular vulnerability testing which you will likely need to oversee and report to senior IT management or administrators on.
3) On-going tasks – IT Security maintenance, training and support
Assistance with the on-going maintenance and management of the organisations IT Security may be required. This will depend on the size of the organisation and its specific requirements. As Security Analyst you may need to produce technical documentation and analytical support to the organisations IT Security team. Tasks such as the development of a new corporate security policy, or security awareness staff training may need your input.
4) Recommended IT security fixes, tools, countermeasures, testing and future upgrade paths
As IT Security Analyst, you will be responsible for recommending upgrade paths, bug fixes and workarounds for potential IT Security issues as part of your job role. You may be required to have input into testing and implementation methodologies to ensure that any recommended IT Security work meets with the organisations objectives in a cost-effective and timely manner. You will need to assess the IT security tools, threat countermeasures and other tactics threat will keep the organisational data as secure from threats and exploits as possible. The ability to analyse collected data, and extract meaningful information, to report to decision-makers such as senior managers and other stakeholders, will be necessary within this role at your organisation.
What hours will I work?
The job of Security Analyst is usually a daytime role, working an average 40 hours per week. Short-term IT Security Analyst Contractors and Consultants may be paid a day rate where any additional work is chargeable.
What skills do I need?
- Up to date knowledge of IT Security hardware, software and solutions
- An appreciation of ISO 27001/27002 standards plus ITIL and COBIT frameworks knowledge
- Practical experience using computer operating systems such as MS Windows, UNIX/Linux
- An analytical and enquiring mind with the ability to make sense of Big Data
- You will need to be organised, efficient and able to work unsupervised under your own initiative
- Working as part of a team, you need to be a good team player
- A proactive approach to getting things done
- Good communication skills as you will be reporting regularly on your analytical findings
What qualifications do I need?
Many employees will desire a Bachelors degree in a related field such as Computer Science, IT or a Cyber-Security related field, but this is not a necessity.
Security Analyst Salary
What can you expect to earn as a Security Analyst? The position of Security Analyst (IT) is an important role with many responsibilities. Salaries will of course vary depending on your experience, qualifications, the organisation and sector plus whether you are employed on a full-time, short-term Contractor or Consultant basis.
According to Payscale* Salary expectations for the role of Security Analyst range from $41,695 – $101,639 or £32,073 – £78,183 at a conversion rate of 1.3 for USD/GBP.
Sources: * Payscale – http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Security_Analyst/Salary
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