Information Security Analyst

Full Time
Palo Alto, CA
Areas of Interest: Incident Response, Systems Security Analysis, Threat Analysis
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This position is responsible for:

  • Providing monitoring and response to security events as part of the Security Operations Center (SOC) team.
  • Daily tracking of inbound events, alerts, and requests submitted from a variety of sources (tickets, email, telephone).
  • Engaging in proactive hunting for security threats and malicious activity.
  • Providing support for Incident Management, including evidence collection, documentation, communications, and reporting.
  • Continuously evaluating effectiveness and functionality of threat intelligence systems and integrated data feeds.
  • Supporting Threat Intelligence with routine submission of threat indicators collected during analysis for further review.
  • Maintaining and improving security monitoring procedures and processes.
  • Tracking, reporting, and controlling the flow of communications from the SOC to other teams.
  • Providing documentation of work through a variety of communications such as operational briefs and status reports.
  • Participate in evaluating, recommending, implementing, and troubleshooting security tools.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of emerging security threats.
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

Required skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • Strong understanding of Security Operations Center (SOC) and Incident Response practices and methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing and security issues related to cloud environments.
  • Experience performing security monitoring and response capabilities on cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services).
  • Experience using SIEM products (Splunk Enterprise, Elastic Stack).
  • Experience with endpoint security analysis on Windows, Mac, and Linux host event data and related tools (Tanium, McAfee ePO).
  • Experience with malware analysis or forensic analysis.
  • Expert technical knowledge of Internet security and networking protocols.
  • Understanding of security technologies, including UEBA, SIEM, IDS/IPS, firewalls, endpoint security, content filtering, and packet inspection.
  • Understanding of system hardening techniques and practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify advanced threats.
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of an organization and across diverse cultural and linguistic barriers.
  • Ability to quickly adapt as the external environment and organization evolves.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Availability outside working hours for high priority events.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and deliverables.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.

Desired skills/experience/certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Security certifications such as GCIH, GIAC, SSCP.
  • Scripting skills such as Python, Perl, RegEx.
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