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SOC Analyst - Level 3
Ref No.: 17-09042
Location: Northbrook, Illinois
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 09/26/2017
Title: Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst Level 3 
Location: Northbrook, IL 
Type: Contract-to-Hire 
Rate: DOE

The Security Analyst (Level 3) will perform responsibilities as the technical lead and incident responder for the Security Operations Center (SOC), leading technical investigations for security incidents, overseeing process improvements, and driving implementation of new capabilities.  Serve as a technical escalation resource for other SOC Analysts and provide mentoring for skill development.  Partner with Security Engineers to implement and improve technology and process to enhance SOC monitoring, investigation, and response.
  • Serve as an escalation resource and mentor for other analysts
  • Perform investigation and escalation for complex or high severity security threats or incidents
  • Work with SIEM Engineering and other security partners developing and refining correlation rules
  • Work on complex tasks assigned by leadership, which may involve coordination of effort among Level 1/2 analysts
  • Coordinate evidence/data gathering and documentation and review Security Incident reports
  • Assist in defining and driving strategic initiatives
  • Create and develop SOC processes and procedures working with Level 2 Analysts
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to client's Security Policy, Procedures, and Architecture based on operational insights
  • Define and assist in creation of operational and executive reports
  • Define tool requirements to improve SOC capabilities
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance in project planning, task definition, estimating, reporting, scheduling, documentation, and workflow.
At least 10 years of technical experience in Information Security, System Administration, or Network Engineering with at least 5 years of experience in Information Security.  Experience in Security Operations and Incident Response.  Detailed practical knowledge of Internet protocols, firewalls, load balancers, routers, switches, intrusion detection/prevention systems.  Ability to conduct multi-step breach and investigative analysis to trace the dynamic activities associated with advanced threats.  Knowledge of configuration of firewalls, load balancers, routers, and switches.  Advanced knowledge and expertise of using SIEM technologies for event investigation.  College degree in related field or equivalent work experience.
Preferred Competencies:
  • Advanced event analysis leveraging SIEM tools
  • Advanced incident investigation and response skill set
  • Advanced log parsing and analysis skill set
  • Advanced knowledge of networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, network layers, Ethernet, ARP, etc)
  • Advanced knowledge of current threat landscape (threat actors, APT, cyber-crime, etc)
  • Advanced knowledge of malware operation and indicators
  • Advanced knowledge of penetration techniques
  • Moderate to Advanced knowledge of DDoS mitigation techniques
  • Moderate to Advanced knowledge or IDS/IPS systems
  • Moderate to Advanced knowledge of Windows and Unix or Linux
  • Moderate knowledge of Firewall and Proxy technology
  • Moderate knowledge of Data Loss Prevention monitoring
  • Moderate experience with scripting
  • Moderate knowledge of forensic techniques
  • Moderate protocol analysis experience (Wireshark, Gigastor, Netwitness, etc.)
  • Moderate knowledge of audit requirements (PCI, HIPPA, SOX, etc.)
  • Experienced in mentoring and training junior analysts 
Security Certifications Preferred (Including but not limited to the following certifications): 
- Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
- Certified Intrusion Analyst (GIAC)

- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 
- Networking Certifications (CCNA, etc)

- Platform Certifications (Microsoft, Linux, Solaris, etc)