Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Cary


What you’ll be doing...
The Senior Security Analyst is an integral part of the Managed Security Services (MSS) Security Operations Center (SOC) responsible for protecting the client’s intellectual property, network & computing assets, employee data, and the corporate brand from the network threats seen in an evolving security landscape. As a Senior Security Analyst you will detect and respond to security incidents, indicators of compromise, and advanced persistent threats against the clients. The Security Analyst will work with the client’s IT, Security Operations, and Incident Response teams to remediate these threats against their assets.
You will provide regular analysis of incident and log data using the Verizon proprietary SEAM engine and all of the tools made available to them by Verizon and the clients. The Senior Security Analyst will produce reports and brief the client to provide an accurate depiction of the current threat landscape and associated risks utilizing Verizon proprietary threat data, customers, community, and open source intelligence sources.
You will need a strong understanding and experience configuring gateway and endpoint security technologies in order to detect and prevent security threats. You also understand the performance impact levied on these systems and have experience balancing the need for the highest levels of security combined with need for optimal network performance. The security policies and configurations on those platforms will be reviewed during regular intervals with the clients in order to meet the challenges posed to the client’s network and to mitigate with the existing technologies deployed.
Conduct active real-time security monitoring
Perform advanced security event detection and threat analysis for complex and/or escalated security events
Provide log/network/malware/device analysis and making recommendations for remediation of security vulnerability conditions
Analyze security incidents to complement the escalations being provided by the Verizon SOC
Develop internal and/or external documentation, such as detailed procedures, playbooks, and operational metrics reports
Coordinate with SIEM Architects and/or Shift Lead for high priority incidents
Perform QA functions to ensure quality ticketing practices across the team as necessary
Provide guidance & recommendations on risk & security posture at the client’s sites
Discuss threat investigation findings, conclusions, and recommendations with the client in a presentations setting
Provide functional expertise for customer projects that contain in-scope security requirements
Consulting, level of effort determination, equipment specification, and implementation recommendations and guidance for security projects
Proactively or reactively generate proposals for recommended, corrective, courses of action based on security incidents or RCA reports
Consult with SOC support personnel on most pertinent security incidents, and provide customers with remediation recommendations
Work with the clients, the Verizon Security Services Advisor (SSA) & SOC to define action plans that are easy to implement, effective at reducing risk and will take advantage of existing people, processes, and technologies
Assist the Verizon SOC on work requests related to MSS and security incidents
work with customers and vendor partners to troubleshoot and resolve problems with security products
What we’re looking for...
You Must Have:
4 years or more of direct experiencewith network intrusion and threat detection, investigation, and mitigation
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification is a departmental development benchmark. All security analysts and engineers must have an ITILv3 certification, and if not, are required to obtain an ITIL Foundation certification within one year of their start date
Even better if you also have:
An Associate’s Degree or higher
Subject matter expertise with network intrusion and networkthreat investigations
Expert level understanding of security threats and how to mitigate those threats
Intelligence collection, analysis, and reporting process/procedures
Experience with and knowledge of network intrusion detection and response operations polices and procedures
Motivated and customer-focused
Technical proficiency with Unix, Linux, perl, python etc.
Hands-on experience with these tools and platforms: Splunk, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Cisco, Checkpoint Bluecoat.

About the company

For more than 100 years, Verizon has been at the center of the communications revolution.
Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world.

We help people, businesses and things communicate better.

The digital world promises consumers a better, more connected life, and we’re the ones delivering it. We make it possible for people to stay in touch and businesses to connect with their customers. We’re also bringing technology and hands-on learning opportunities directly to kids who need it most. Our goal is to inspire tomorrow’s creators to use technology to build brighter futures for themselves, their families and the world.

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