Secure Operating Centre Practitioner

Secure Operating Centre Practitioner

Job Title: Secure Operating Centre Practitioner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worcestershire, England
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Reference: 894349_1516795225
Contact Name: Nick Haaker
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 24, 2018 12:00

Job Description

Secure Operating Centre Practitioner
up to £35-40k + benefits

A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Secure Operating Centre Practitioner to join a major engineering company - My client is a global Engineering company that has always been renowned for its innovative engineering. They provide high quality products & services to the Defence, Government, Financial & Professional and Infrastructure & Utilities sectors.

Job description/Person specification

*Work as a member of a team working shifts to provide 24x7x365 delivery of intrusion detection/analysis services.
*Good understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals and common higher level protocols such as HTTP.
*Understands the protocols and communication sequences expected for a number of technologies (e.g. DNS server, network devices).
*Knowledge of security technologies such as SIEM, NIDS/NIPS, HIDS/HIPS, Endpoint protection suites.
*Has a basic understanding of security architecture, including encryption and encoding, web server operations, network file sharing and network firewalls as well as their security implications.
*Ability to interpret system data such as security event logs, system logs, and application logs.
*Ability to identify developing patterns and trends from knowledge and data.
*Ability to maintain working knowledge of current and emerging security threats and applying this knowledge to real-time analysis tasks.
*Basic understanding of the regulatory environment (law, regulations and standards relevant to cyber network defence) and legislation pertaining to collection and analysis of customer/organisation data.
*Demonstrates effective communication skills with colleagues, including the ability to handover work to oncoming shift personnel and when providing input to reports/presentations, justifying assertions with evidence.
*Good client interaction (over telephone and e-mail communication) including regular, prompt and comprehensive client reporting.
*Monitor customer's event data via proprietary and COTS toolsets.
*Recognise and interpret anomalies in network traffic and/or host log files, relating them to known classes/types of attack (such as DDoS, Insider Threat and Phishing).
*Gather target information on sources of threat and vulnerability from threat advisories and open source information using search engine queries, for instance using domain registration records, DNS queries and extraction of Meta data.
*Can rapidly distinguish between genuine and false detection events and respond appropriately (such as undertaking signature improvements and implementing ways to minimise false positives).
*Analyse suspected attacks and identify potential sources of digital evidence, following procedures related to evidence collection.
*Undertake root cause analysis of events, making recommendations to reduce false positives

Role:Secure Operating Centre Practitioner
Salary:up to £40k + Benefits

Skills: soc, security, ddos, meta data, security analyst, siem, nids, nips, hids, hips, tcp ip, http, hacking, hack, threat, security, networks, systems, noc

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

This is a Permanent position


Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.