Cyber Defence Analyst

Cyber Defence Analyst

* 3 month initial contract

* Outside IR35

* Based on-site in Hereford

* £500 - £550 per day DOE

* Please note this role requires DV Clearance

Job Description

Cyber Defence Analyst will join a rapidly growing security team responsible for designing, delivering and maintaining operational cybersecurity capabilities. Conducting pro-active, risk-based, protective monitoring on priority C4IS/networks in order to identify internal and external cyber-threats/attacks. This position involves a broad range of skills, including the development and mentoring of the Level 2 Analyst, monitoring networks to actively remediate unauthorised activities.


* Previous experience of Enterprise ICS/network architectures and technologies

* Experience and knowledge of SIEM solutions; having the ability to identify use cases and their creation, their deployment and tuning.

* Experience as a mentor/coach to junior analysts

* Previous experience of utilising the MITRE ATT&CK and Cyber Kill Chain frameworks

* Skilled in maintaining Microsoft directory services.

* Skilled in using virtualisation software.

* Knowledge of key security frameworks (e.g. ISO, NIST 800-53)

* Excellent communication skills

* Experience of writing Defence/Government documentation


* Broad Spectrum Cyber Course (SANS SEC401 or SEC501 or equivalent)

* Experience of managing cyber incidents and investigations

* SIEM Design, Architecture and Analyst Course (SANS SEC455 or SEC555 or equivalent)

* Advanced Analyst Course (SANS SEC503 or equivalent)