SOC Analyst

Job Title: SOC Analyst
Location: Cardiff Bay, Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Department: Security Operations Centre
Reports To: Mike Edwards

Join us now, the Security Operations Centre Team are growing, we are looking to recruit a candidate with SIEM / SOC experience to join the team and become a Security Analyst.

WHO ARE WE?

Our success over the last 25 years and our ongoing growth can be attributed to our people and our strong culture. Culture and engagement really are part of our DNA here at Creditsafe and we take pride in making Creditsafe a great place to work. It’s important to us that people can be themselves, feel a sense of professional and personal growth and feel part of a global community.

We offer a varied range of benefits that support a good work-life balance, including a hybrid approach to work, which enables you the flexibility needed to thrive.

THE TEAM

Creditsafe’s Information Security and Compliance team are motivated by protecting company reputation, safeguarding existing revenue, and supporting the generation of future revenue. We realise that security can often be misunderstood so our approach is enabling new and existing customers to interact with our products and services, and we pride ourselves on balancing a positive security culture with a robust control environment. Our responsibilities include setting security policies, educating users on good security practices, managing security risks, and auditing our security posture. We interact with various teams, both internally and externally, and we aim to be as helpful and supportive as possible. Outside of security we’re passionate about a combination of sport, music, coffee, dogs, and memes.

JOB PROFILE

Reporting to the Security Operations Manager (Cardiff Bay), the SOC analyst will operate a SIEM platform as part of a SOC team, to directly protect Creditsafe’s brand and reputation. The primary responsibilities are outlined below.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Responsible for the execution/ adherence to of day-to-day operations / daily checks / processes.
• Act as a subject matter expert specifically for SIEM and related / dependent technologies (log aggregation etc).
• Ensuring that cyber playbooks / runbooks are utilised for the most common / prevalent attacks.
• Act as initial triage and initial investigations of security events within SIEM.
• To report any SIEM gaps in coverage or failure, degradation, or anomalies within the SIEM Platform.
• To work side by side with vendors, professional services and security engineers in maintaining, updating or health checking the SIEM, related technologies and its data sources as well as actively looking for blind spots or gaps in event monitoring coverage.
• To threat hunt and report, within the network for a specific number of hours per week, looking for anomalies, misconfigurations or suspicious network activity utilising the telemetry data available in SIEM.
• To action all support tickets in a timely manner as dictated by SLA’s.
• To perform any task as directed by Head of Information Security or CISO.

The responsibilities detailed above are not exhaustive and you may be requested to take on additional responsibilities deemed as reasonable by their direct line manager.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Security Proficiency (Essential)
• Experience covering SIEM / SOC experience or equivalent security role within another organisation.
• Experience with Microsoft SENTINEL or comparable SIEM technologies.
• SIEM / SOC experience within another organisation.

Security Proficiency (Desirable)
• SC-200: Microsoft Security Operations Analyst or similar SIEM/ SOC based qualifications
• MS-500: Microsoft 365 Security Administration
• Experience with Graph API and/or Kusto Query Language (KQL)
• Experience with SOAR automation.
• CompTIA CyberSecurity Analyst + or equivalent
• AWS Cloud Practitioner

Core skills and attributes
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills (presentations and documentation).
• Experienced in use of ITIL based IT Servicing.
• Solid understanding of IT and information security principles.

Creditsafe is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity. Please contact Creditsafe if there is any support you need with your application.