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Incident Response Information Security Analyst

Location: Seattle, Washington Salary: US$90000 - US$150000 per annum
Sector: Food & Beverage Type: Permanent
Reference #: PR/054828_1539377736

The role of every Information Security team member is to support the overarching values and business goals of client as they relate to meeting legal, ethical and regulatory obligations; protecting member's and employee's privacy; and maintaining a security technology environment for our operations. The Incident Response Security Analyst provides consultative services, works with vendors for product consideration and recommendation performs monitoring and auditing of information system activities, advises on on matters related to policies, standards and procedures; and mentors team members with lesser subject matter expertise. The Incident Response Security Analyst works to consistently maintain situational awareness required to identify and verify security incidents. Analyze, document and report on security incidents through the Incident Attack Lifecycle. Provide technical analysis to understand compromise, coordinate the response and advise on remediation/mitigation tactics. In addition to core Incident Response work the team is looking to increase activities in network security monitoring and developing internal tools (e.g. Splunk, python.)



Tasks and responsibilities

Incidents triage, prioritization, investigation, response coordination and closure documentation.
Hands on work with SIEM and logging solutions.
Obtains and analyzes forensic images of mobile devices, MACs, Linux, Windows (VMs as well as physical).
Works with stakeholders to provide security solutions that support their business requirements.
Identifies, develops, and implements mechanisms to detect security incidents.
Conducts security risk assessments on new products and systems, periodic security risk assessments on existing systems and identifies and/or recommends appropriate security countermeasures and best practices.
Coordinates activities or engagements with loss prevention, interact with legal and law enforcement as required.
Identifies security gaps that expose client to potential exploit and develops short and long term prioritized remediations to address those gaps.
Performs the project manager role on security-related projects.
Ensures that incident documentation is comprehensive and accurate. Completes all relevant fields in incident tracking database and closes ticket.
Identifies and reports on gaps within the Incident Response Plan.
Develops and documents security event and incident handling procedures into Playbooks.
Creates Splunk dashboards to display IR's metrics.
Creates dashboards that help identify possible malicious trends.
Assists in other areas of the department and company as necessary.


Required skills, abilities, and certifications

High degree of ethics/confidentiality required. May be required to pass security screening.
Rule correlation evaluation and development experience highly recommended but not required.
Good understanding of FIM, IDS, vulnerability scanning, logging/monitoring, antivirus and other commonly implemented enterprise security technologies.
Demonstrated proficiency with scripting languages such as Python.
Ability to work effectively, independent of assistance or supervision.
Ability to work under pressure in a highly team focused environment is required.
Innovative, creative, and extremely responsive, with a strong sense of urgency.
Willing to share knowledge and assist others in understanding technical and business topics.
Willingness to work outside of regular business hours as required which can include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Working knowledge of information systems security standards and practices (e.g., access control and system hardening, system audit and log file monitoring, security policies, and incident handling.)
Demonstrated experience of security knowledge of one or more of the following platforms: Linux or Ubuntu.
Demonstrated experience in Splunk searches, data mining and dashboard creation.
Ability to clearly communicate Information Security matters to executives, auditors, end users, and engineers, using appropriate language, examples, and tone.
Familiarity with tools such as NMAP, NetCat and Enum and other commonly used PEN/hacking tools preferred.
Familiarity with DNS, NTP, SMTP and other commonly used foundational protocols.
Working knowledge of protocols and technologies such as TCP, UDP, SSL, FTP, SMTP, NetBIOS and DHCP.
Ability to interpret information security data and processes to identify potential compliance issues.
Ability to quickly understand security systems in order to identify and validate security requirements.


Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications

One or more professional security certifications such as CISA or CISSP (or equivalent.)
A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a minimum of 2 to 4 years of information systems security experience.
Experience integrating disparate systems using APIs
Experience with firewalls, routers, or load balancers.
Configuration Management Experience (chef, puppet, cfengine)
Experience with Network IDS
Experience configuring TAPs/SPANs
Experience with Network Security Monitoring technologies.
Experience with PCI DSS.