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Cyber Security Analyst

Publication Date:  Jan 13, 2023
Ref. No:  403905

Birmingham, GB, B37 7YQ

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The opportunity
We have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Cyber Security Analyst to join our dynamic Security Operations Centre at Atos with a specific purpose to provide Security analysis and investigation support to all BAU Cyber Security activities for multiple clients. The role requires working within a 24x7 SOC operational support environment incorporating a tiered Security support model across a range of Security support functions. 
Your primary objective will be too proactively monitor and hunt through customer environments to detect and respond to information security threats.  

You will help to protect an organisation by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage cyber threats. This can include protection of computers, data, networks, and applications.


The candidates must be eligible to obtain a security clearance to SC level.


Home based with occasional visits to the Birmingham office.


Role and responsibilities:
•    Monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorised, or illegal activity
•    Use advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities
•    Investigate security breaches and other cyber security incidents and provide incident response
•    liaise with stakeholders in relation to cyber security issues and provide future recommendations
•    Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs
•    Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause
•    Work with security team to perform tests and uncover network vulnerabilities
•    Fix detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard
•    Stay current on IT security trends and news
•    Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management


Required skills and experience:
•    Experience of working in a Security Operations Centre environment or similar
•    A passion for cyber security and a keen interest in IT
•    The ability to possess or gain SC clearance (along with Office for Nuclear Regulation clearance)
•    Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of computer networks, operating systems, software, hardware, and security
•    An understanding of the cyber security risks associated with various technologies and ways to manage them
•    A good working knowledge of various security technologies such as network and application firewalls, host intrusion prevention and anti-virus
•    The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong relationships with staff and other relevant individuals  
•    Verbal communication skills, including presentation skills, with an ability to communicate with a range of technical and non-technical team members and other relevant individuals
•    Time-management and organisational skills to manage a variety of tasks, prioritise workload and meet deadlines
•    Excellent attention to detail, analytical skills, and an ability to analyse complex technical information in order to identify patterns and trends
•    An ability to work under pressure, particularly when dealing with threats and at times of high demand


•    SIEM (Security Information and Event Management): management, maintenance, support, monitoring, security event investigation and reporting (working knowledge of NetIQ Sentinel or McAfee products is an advantage)
•    Network IDS/IPS: management, maintenance, support, monitoring, security event investigation and reporting (working knowledge of McAfee or Sourcefire IDS/IPS solutions is an advantage)
•    WAF (Web Application Firewalls): management, maintenance, monitoring, security event investigation and reporting (working knowledge of Imperva or F5 WAF products is an advantage)


Working Pattern:
•    In this role, you will be required to work on a rotation shift pattern. This consists of 12-hour shifts with a mixture of days and nights. The rota only requires working 2 weekend shifts per month
•    Role requires base physical location in Atos Birmingham Business Park offices; own transport preferred in order to be able to support shift coverage


Our offering:

•    Attractive salary

•    Attractive salary
•    25 days of Annual leave + an option to purchase more through our Flexible Benefits
•    Flex benefits system – exciting opportunity to choose your own benefits
•    Retail discounts
•    Pension - matching contribution up to 10%
•    Private Medical Scheme
•    Life Assurance
•    Enrolment in our Share scheme - subject to scheme eligibility criteria
•    Unlimited opportunities to learn in our Training platforms


If you want to find out more or have questions, contact our recruiter Diana Mihaylova | LinkedIn