Security Operations Analyst - Hampshire

IT/Information/Cyber Security
Ref: 78 Date Posted: Tuesday 06 Apr 2021
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Company: Financial Services
Location: Hampshire
Reports to Counter Threat Unit Manager
Salary £31,200 - £39,000
Benefits See below



The Role

We have a fantastic, newly created opportunity for a Security Operations Analyst to join our Information Security team. This is a specialist role where you will be responsible for operating the day-to-day activities of the Counter Threat Unit (CTU) and to implement security initiatives, controls and governance processes that will protect our customer, employees and company information from security risks
As Security Operations Analyst you will have a solid technical understanding of all security principles and underlying technologies regarding security operations, threat intelligence, security monitoring and incident response or you will be degree qualified in a related subject with a general understanding of data protection processes, policies, tools with the aptitude to continue to learn and develop skills in all areas of Information Security.
Please note that this role will be initially working from home, however once safe to do so, the role will be a mixture of working from home and in our Hampshire office.
Main Responsibilities as Security Operations Analyst:
Define and implement processes to verify on-going security, legal and regulatory requirements.
Monitor network and system activity to identify potential threats or other suspicious behaviour, using security analytics to detect potential breaches or identify warnings and escalate as necessary.
Manage the implementation of Information Security programmes, and co-ordinate security activities across the organisation including our vulnerability management process.
Lead on managing and investigating Information Security incidents. Ensure that the Information Security incident management processes are aligned with business continuity processes, advising on corporate responses.
Support the CTU Manager in developing and delivering information security reporting processes and formats and information security strategy
Create and Implement procedures as necessary to comply with the Group security policy
Responsible for the production of management information, metrics and trends for Information Security
Maintain security records and documentation in accordance with Security Operating Procedures
Produce warning material in a manner that is both timely and intelligible to the target audience(s).
Skills and experience you need as Security Operations Analyst
An in-depth understanding of one or more security operations areas, SIEM/SOC, Firewall Change, End Point Protection, Forensic Investigation, etc.
Demonstrable ability to follow security operations, procedures, policies and activities
Good communication skills both verbally and in writing with good questioning and listening skills
Ability to explain complex IT concepts to all levels of customer.
Ability to learn and develop skills in all areas of Information Security.
Some experience of a busy IT or business environment.
A general understanding of data protection processes, policies and tools.
Understanding of information security controls in particular those relating to business process, governance, risk and education
Good decision-making skills, strong team working, planning and organisation skills
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy within the Security Operations Analyst role: 
 A competitive pension for which you will be paid twice the amount.
Generous number of holidays with the option to buy up to 10 additional days.
Annual Salary review.
Discretionary annual bonus based on personal and company performance. 
Life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up.
Return to work programme scheme.
Flexible benefits package (private medical insurance, health and dental plans, free life assurance policy, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers