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IT Security Analyst


IT Security Analyst

Location: NYC

Job Description:

Naka is looking for an IT Security Analyst to join our team. The IT Security Analyst provides hands-on technical expertise is the Security Operations Center of the firm. This position is responsible for monitoring the IT Security environment to immediately detect, verify, and respond swiftly to cyber threats, e.g. vulnerability exploitation, malware, cyber-attacks, etc. This role effectively enhances the incident response operations of the organization by working closely with IT and business stakeholders to execute in a non-disruptive manner across the firm. This position within the Office of the CISO is instrumental in increasing the security posture of the firm. Working in conjunction with Architecture, IT Compliance and IT Infrastructure, this position will be a key contributor in executing the IT Security strategy, Security roadmap and formulation of the Security process relative to threat intelligence, security monitoring, security automation, intrusion detection/prevention, purple teaming, endpoint security, Third Party Security Assessment, SIEM and SOC.

Job Duties:

  • Implement, administer and support endpoint security software
  • Knowledge of a wide range of current security technologies such as vulnerability assessment tools, SIEM, firewalls, proxies, network and host-based intrusion prevention, DLP, etc.
  • Conduct investigations of security events (e.g., unauthorized access, non-compliance with company policies, fraud, service exploitation, etc.) to determine malfunctions, breaches, and remediation steps
  • Responds to daily service issues, problems, and critical situations to support resolution and minimize downtime
  • Administration and daily operation of SIEM technologies, including rule creation, reporting, correlation and performance monitoring
  • Execute automation playbooks for automated incident response investigations
  • Leverage firms’ threat intelligence sources & partners to maintain an understanding of emerging security threats and advanced threat actor’s capabilities
  • Integrate threat intelligence feeds and sources with firm’s security monitoring infrastructure
  • Leverage firm’s Continuous Testing framework to identify, design and deploy tests for firm’s security monitoring controls
  • Identify and implement tools to baseline activity and alert or limit suspicious activity and insider threat among networks, databases, data and users
  • Assist in selecting, implementing and managing of systems, tools, and processes that will keep the firm at the leading edge of security. This includes a continually-evolving inventory of gaps to be mitigated and formulation of a proactive strategy to evaluate and implement mitigating technologies
  • Continuously remain current on emerging security threats and technologies
  • Assists in the development and implementation of security policies and procedures (e.g., user log-on and authentication rules, security breach escalation procedures, security auditing procedures and use of firewalls and encryption routines)
  • Enforces security policies and procedures by administering and monitoring security profiles, reviews security violation reports and investigates possible security exceptions, updates and maintains and documents security controls
  • Prepares status reports on security matters to develop security risk analysis scenarios and response procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 3 years work experience in a relevant role, i.e. SOC Analyst, Incident Response, Cybersecurity Threat Analyst, etc.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail in conducting analysis combined with an ability to accurately record full documentation in support of assigned work
  • Experience with event analysis leveraging SIEM tools
  • Log parsing and analysis skill set and previous experience developing and refining correlation rules
  • Hands-on experience deploying & operating security technologies including devices, networks and systems that prevent, detect & respond to security threats
  • Strong understanding of security operations concepts such as perimeter defense, BYOD management, data loss protection, insider threat, kill-chain analysis, risk assessment and security metrics
  • Strong understanding of network protocols
  • Development/scripting experience: Python and/or PowerShell.
  • Knowledge of protocol analysis and tools (e.g. Wireshark, Gigastor, Netwitness, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of current cyber threat landscape (e.g. threat actors, APT, cyber-crime, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Unix/Linux, Firewall and Proxy technology
  • Knowledge of malware operation and indicators, DLP monitoring
  • Knowledge of forensic techniques
  • Knowledge of penetration techniques
  • Knowledge of DDoS mitigation techniques
  • Ability to self-organize, prioritize activities independently, create documentation and reports
  • Thinks both tactically and strategically
  • Enables creative solutions by stimulating ideas through discussion and collaboration
  • Able to work on multiple activities at the same time, organizing and prioritizing as needed to accomplish goals
  • Manages uncertainty well – able to assess and act with good enough but imperfect or incomplete information
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to explain technical ideas to non-technical individuals at any level Preferred
  • B.S. in Computer Science or Engineering or similar technical program or equivalent experience
  • At least one active security certification: CEH, OSCP, CPTE, CISM, CISSP or related
  • 3-5+ years in a hands-on technical role in information security supporting a large organization
  • Knowledge of security frameworks and principals and relevant technologies and vendors
  • Salary: $125,000 – $150,000


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