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Information Security Analyst (Entry Level)

London, Greater London EC4M 8AL

Posted: 05/13/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Cybersecurity Job Number: 616383 Is job remote?: No Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

The Planet Group have recently been engaged by a Global Investment Bank to secure an Information Security Analyst to join the team in London on a permanent basis. We are open to considering entry level candidates as well as candidates with relevant industry experience.
Job Summary:
  • As an Information Security Analyst you will be responsible for monitoring and analysing the organisations information security and risk profile using data and alerts generated from various systems.
  • The role involves evaluating and remediating impactful situations to the Firm resulting from the unauthorized access, use, modification, destruction, disclosure of Firm and / or client data, documents, work products, or formal records.
  • The Security Analyst will implement and maintain information security systems within a global information technology environment.
  • You will also assist in evaluating, selecting and implementing new security technologies whilst establishing processes and best practices.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Performing continuous monitoring of the Firm’s information security systems, technologies, processes, and procedures, analyzing the findings and communicating exceptions, concerns and remedial steps to management as necessary.
  • Promptly reporting any and all exceptions to policies, procedures, and operational standards to the Director, Information Security and / Chief Information Officer as necessary; 
  • Executing the Firm’s information security threat management process, ensuring all aspects of an event are documented and remediated;
  • Monitoring and analyzing security relevant logs, events, and alerts including, but not limited to, logs from systems, applications, SIEM, AV, Firewalls, and IPS; document relevant incidents and suggest/co-ordinate appropriate remedial actions;
  • Design and manage security logging and SIEM programs for the firms computing systems. The candidate in conjunction with the SOC provider will be responsible to setting up a successful security monitoring program.
  • Coordinate with the SOC and various teams to investigate security events/incidents.
  • Analyse security appliance logs, identify patterns, respond to security incidents and suggest possible process improvements as appropriate;
  • Participating in projects, programs, and initiative to ensure implementation of and adherence to the Firm’s information security technology policies, procedures, processes, and technologies; 
  • Providing consultative direction and advice regarding to information security architectural standards, technologies, policies, and procedures for all Firm offices and facilities.
  • Exhibiting the ability to think and act strategically as well as tactically, utilizing developing interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills to effectively support the Firm’s global information security functions
  • Must work well under pressure, and be able to coordinate project work with others inside and outside the department.  Able to respond to and remediate information security events that arise unpredictably, and have a good overall understanding of the required work to maintain a highly secure environment.

What will you bring to the role?
  • Industry experience in one or more security domain.
  • A proven track record of implementing and operating information security systems
  • Experience of working in projects related to the core domains applicable to information security architecture.
  • A Degree or relevant experience working within Engineering, Cyber Security or Computer Science.
  • Progressive relevant hands-on IT experience would be welcomed.
Key Skills Required:
  • This hire will possess strong data analytical skills;
  • Demonstrate calm, logical, analytical decision-making abilities and possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Exhibiting the ability to think and act strategically as well as tactically, utilizing developing interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills to effectively support the Firm’s global risk management functions.
  • Sound analytical and operational judgment, the use of tact in daily and stressful situations, and sound analytical rigor applied to supporting and remediating events in the Firm’s information security systems, processes, and procedures.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, organisation, collaboration, and team-building skills
  • Knowledge of scripting language such as python or PowerShell - Desired
  • Basic knowledge of designing and deploying information technology and solutions in one or more of the core domains: Endpoint protection; Incident Response; Malware Analysis; Application and Data security; Infrastructure and Endpoint; and Security Intelligence / SIEM.
  • Understanding and experience working with structured design methodologies.
  • Ideally a passion for threat hunting with the ability to collaborate.

Please apply in the first instance or contact Ryan Deeble for more details.
We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.    
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