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Incident Response Analyst, Manchester

Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Posted 19-March-2021
Role:Incident Response Analyst

Location: Manchester

Salary: 25-45k
Job Description
The Role
Due to my clients continued growth, they are looking for an experienced Cyber Incident Response Analyst.
The ideal candidate will have at least and 4 years experience handling a range of cyber incidents. Youll have a deep technical knowledge of incident response, digital forensics and investigations processes, along with excellent client-facing skills and a can-do attitude. Youll also be able to demonstrate flexibility, commitment and integrity.
In return, youll receive a salary commensurate with experience, training, overtime and excellent career prospects. Youll enjoy a varied and highly fulfilling role, working with great colleagues in a fantastic atmosphere.
This is a unique opportunity to join a highly successful business that truly focuses on its main asset, its team members.
Main Responsibilities

* Emergency incident response mitigation and remediation.
* Manage and organise initial responder activities remotely and onsite premises to contain cyber incidents for customers.
* Calm and collected client Incident Management
* Acquire and investigate server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection system alerts, traffic logs and host system logs.
* Conduct forensic acquisitions of disks, RAM (and other volatile data), mobile telephone and other relevant devices.
* Perform malware analysis.
* Develop the latest incident response tools and techniques utilising upon open source principles.
* Complete customer incident response capability maturity assessments.
* Progress customers own incident response capabilities through advisory and consultative projects.
* Delivering high quality technical investigations to clients
* Distribute written and oral customer communications in the form of presentations and reports.
* Develop and maintain a relationship with the commercial team and attend scoping calls when necessary.
* Provide quotations for the commercial team when required.

Skills and Experience

* Educated to degree level or with equivalent work-related experience;
* Proven understanding of the Cyber Kill Chain, MITRE ATT&CK and other information security defence and intelligence frameworks.
* Strong understanding of enterprise-grade technical security controls and defence in depth practices.
* Experience in incident handling, threat hunting and threat intelligence.
* Experience of collecting logs from and utilising HIDS, IDS/IPS systems, SIEMs, AD controllers and firewalls.
* Ability to correlate events from various sources to create incident timelines.
* Experience in cloud-based infrastructure including Microsoft Azure and Office 365, Amazon AWS, and Google Cloud.
* Excellent client-facing skills. Able to communicate at all levels, adapting the style of communication to meet the needs of the audience;
* An excellent attitude and the willingness to learn and study for certifications.
* Solid understanding and experience of dealing with network architecture, web applications and associated device
* Ability to effectively plan and coordinate projects;
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
* Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
* Demonstrate a flexible approach to work and a high level of self-motivation;
* Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality;

Desirable Skills

* Previous exposure to enterprise-scale infrastructure and technology stacks.
* Experience in analysing packet captures and NetFlow logs from monitoring devices, typically WireShark.
* SANS or CREST accreditation


* Free parking
* Pension scheme
* Contributory health care scheme
* Recognition & reward schemes
* Multiple social events throughout the year including Family Day
* Month-end breakfast and lots more.

Please NOTE:
This role will require security clearance to SC level, please advise if you are a holder otherwise, we will need to carry out vetting

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