As a Cybersecurity Analyst, you will play a vital role in safeguarding our organization’s digital assets, information systems, and sensitive data from cyber threats and attacks. You will be responsible for identifying vulnerabilities, monitoring security incidents, analyzing security breaches, and implementing effective security measures to protect our network infrastructure and information assets. Your expertise and proactive approach will be crucial in maintaining a robust cybersecurity posture and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our data.
Security Monitoring and Incident Response:
Monitor security logs, alerts, and intrusion detection systems to identify potential security incidents.
Investigate and respond to security incidents, breaches, and cyberattacks in a timely manner.
Analyze security events, conduct root cause analysis, and provide appropriate remediation actions.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing:
Conduct regular vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on networks, systems, and applications to identify weaknesses and potential entry points for attackers.
Collaborate with other teams to remediate identified vulnerabilities and validate the effectiveness of security measures.
Security Operations and Infrastructure:
Administer and maintain security tools and solutions such as firewalls, antivirus software, endpoint protection, and intrusion detection/prevention systems.
Continuously monitor the security infrastructure to ensure it is up-to-date, properly configured, and functioning effectively.
Threat Intelligence and Research:
Stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity threats, attack vectors, and security technologies.
Conduct research and analysis on emerging threats and provide insights to enhance the organization’s security posture.
Policy Development and Compliance:
Contribute to the development, implementation, and enforcement of cybersecurity policies, standards, and procedures.
Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, industry best practices, and internal security requirements.
Security Awareness and Training:
Develop and deliver cybersecurity training programs for employees to increase awareness and promote best security practices.
Work with departments to establish security education initiatives tailored to their specific needs.
Incident Reporting and Documentation:
Document all security incidents, investigations, and mitigation efforts in a clear and organized manner.
Prepare comprehensive reports on security findings, incidents, and risk assessments for management and relevant stakeholders.
Participate in cybersecurity improvement initiatives, evaluating the effectiveness of existing security controls, and proposing enhancements to strengthen the security posture.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or a related field. Relevant industry certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) are desirable.
Experience: Proven experience in cybersecurity, security operations, incident response, or related roles. Familiarity with threat intelligence, vulnerability management, and penetration testing is advantageous.
Strong understanding of networking principles, protocols, and security technologies.
Knowledge of operating systems (Windows, Linux, etc.) and security-hardening practices.
Proficiency in security tools like SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), antivirus, IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System), and endpoint security solutions.
Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze and interpret security logs, and event data, and perform forensic analysis to determine the root cause of security incidents.
Problem-Solving and Communication: Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to communicate complex security issues to technical and non-technical stakeholders effectively.
Team Player: Strong team player with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve security goals.
Adaptability: Cybersecurity is an ever-changing landscape; adaptability and a willingness to continuously learn and improve are essential traits for success.