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Senior Security Analyst
Ref No.: 17-00009
Location: alpharetta, Georgia
 Senior Security Analyst –   3rd Shift (10p-8a)
Alpharetta, GA
6+ Months
Client: E-Trade

Job Description

A Senior Security Analyst participates in monitoring and response activities and is directly responsible for responding to security events. He/She provides a technical escalation point during security incidents, establishing the extent of the threat, business impacts and then advising and performing the most suitable course of action to contain and remedy the incident. A Senior Security Analyst maintains a good knowledge of the threat landscape, helps enhance current capabilities and provides support in the identification of new methods of detecting threats. He/She performs detailed analysis of security events using analytical skills and advanced knowledge of IT security and network threats.
This position will participate in a shift schedule.  The position works a "4 10s” schedule, which is 10 hours a day 4 days a week.  Open shifts are Sun-Wed and Wed-Sat.  This shift schedule results in four days on and three days off every week. 
  • Minimum five years of IT enterprise security experience.
  • Possesses unimpeachable personal and professional integrity. Individuals will be required to submit to a background examination.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be on-call on a recurring basis.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of incidents from reporting to resolution.
  • Ability to understand business impact.
  • Responsible for taking action on alerts, events, and incidents escalated from the Intrusion Analysts.
  • Triages incidents, their priority and the need for escalation.
  • Investigates potential escalations regarding various attack types
  • Monitoring for emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities.
  • Assists with patching recommendations and workarounds for zero-day threats.
  • Coordinates with other external stakeholders.
  • Communicates with management on incident updates.
  • Able to run down an incident from start to finish if low to medium priority without supervision.
Skills and Experience
  • Experienced in performing forensic analysis on Windows and UNIX systems.
  • Identify and evaluate malware-related compromise artifacts.
  • Possesses comprehensive understanding of, and substantive experience in, the areas of network systems engineering, computing systems and software applications.
  • Demonstrates prior experience using network analysis tools, scripting languages including UNIX command line utilities, software vulnerabilities, exploits and malware.
  • Experience working in a high volume and results-oriented operational environment.
  • Ability to assume leadership role on ad-hoc basis to provide oversight to Intrusion Analysts.
  • Ability to mitigate command and control attempts by recommending defensive technology configurations.
  • Interacting with vendors to support proof of concepts.
One or more of the following certifications:
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)