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Cyber Security Analyst (Threat Hunter) (TT165)(Contract)

Job Location -- United Kingdom
Salary £300 - £300/day + 100% Remote Working
Company VIQU Limited
Posted 4/20/2021 9:26 AM
Reference TT165

X2 Cyber Security Analysts (Threat Hunter) – 12 Month Contract - Outside IR35 - 100% Remote Working

VIQU are working with a leading consultancy who have secured several exciting projects and are looking for experienced Cyber Security Analysts with strong Threat Hunting experience. The initial contracts will run for 12 months with the view of the successful Cyber Security Analysts extending beyond this. These are urgent requirements with the successful applicants able to start immediately.

Role responsibilities:

  • The Cyber Security Analyst (Threat Hunter) is responsible for participating in threat actor-based investigations, creating new detection methodology and providing expert support to the Incident Response Team.
  • Detect, disrupt and eradicate threat actors from enterprise networks by using data analysis, threat intelligence, and cutting-edge security technologies.
  • A passion for research and uncovering the unknown about cyber security threats and threat actors.
  • Monitors industry sources for emerging security risks, defences, and best practices.
  • Researching attack patterns, threat reports, profiling attackers and their Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) and risk / threat analyses.
  • Use cyber threat intelligence (CTI), analysis of anomalous log data and results of brainstorming sessions to detect and eradicate threat actors by leveraging the MITRE ATT&CK framework.
  • Provide expert analytic investigative support of large scale and complex security incidents
  • Collect, analyse, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data from multiple sources (correlation)
  • Work with incident response and digital forensics, security engineering, security operations, computer network operations, information operations
  • Participate in mentoring with peers and senior team members
  • Research new techniques for analysis and developing technical analysis skill

Required knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures and common attack vectors and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge of one or more scripting languages for automation and complex searches
  • Knowledge of network security technologies, log formats, SIEM technologies, and security operations
  • Experience with creating automated log correlations in Splunk or a similar tool to identify anomalous and potentially malicious behaviour
  • Excelllent oral and written communication skills
  • Relevant Technical Security Certifications (GIAC, OSCP, etc.) highly desirable

This role is an immediate requirement, with interview slots available immediately and has been deemed to fall outside of IR35 by our client.

To discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please APPLY NOW for a no obligation chat with your VIQU Consultant. Additionally, you can contact Tristan Thompson, by exploring the VIQU IT Recruitment website.

If you know someone who would be ideal for this role, by way of showing our appreciation, VIQU is offering an introduction fee up to £1,000 once your referral has successfully started work with our client (terms apply).

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