SOC Analyst

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Birmingham, UK



Day Rate


CND are teaming up with a UK Cyber Security leader in building their MSS SOC team in Reading. Our client needs a contractor to join on an initial 6-month basis to help relocate the SOC to a new location and further develop the already impressive offering. This position will be very hands on and technical where you will be expected to carry out incident response and mentoring of junior analysts.

The client base requires the ability to combat nation state backed APTs, devious hacking collectives and all the other challenges that come with protecting sensitive information. The work will be highly technical whilst exposing you to the more commercial elements and challenges that come with working for a Managed Service Provider.

Role Requirements


Responding to alerts within the SIEM tool

Mentor junior analysts

Working with Customers to configure host IDS / IPS policies

Assisting with the on-boarding of new customers and log sources

Development of SIEM rules

Performing analysis of log files

Ensuring customer SLA’s are met in relation to incident response and remediation

Ensuring the accurate and full completion of the SOC Status Checks and that any issues arising as a result of the checks or during the shift are recorded and managed

Troubleshooting monitoring system issues

Reviewing Customer reports to ensure quality and accuracy

Essential Skills

Experience in using SIEM for security monitoring

Understanding of network intrusion methods and remediation

Incident response best practice

Ability to reduce false positives

Dynamic malware analysis

Strong understanding of TCP/IP protocols

Understanding is ISO27001 standards

Would you like to be considered for this role?