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Security Analyst
Date Posted:  1/14/2022
Job ID:  Job #4672
Employment Type: Contract
Location: PurchaseNew York
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We are hiring a Security Analyst for a specialized global insurance provider. This position will be responsible for resolving user-reported IT security issues and system-generated alerts. The position will also be responsible for triaging and routing system vulnerability data to the application/system/device owner for resolution.

STAND 8 provides end to end IT solutions to enterprise partners across the United States and with offices in Charlotte, LA, Atlanta, New York and more.

  • Analyze user-reported security matters: suspicious emails, unusual logon activity, etc.   Communicate with users to gather details and/or explain the threat.
  • Analyze system-detected security alerts.  Research and resolve or escalate.
  • Analyze system-detected vulnerabilities.   Verify the risk and route to the responsible party.
  • Maintain master data in monitoring systems to ensure alerts have full context
  • Understanding of common email phishing and other exploitation techniques.  Ability to rate emails as malicious/clean and take necessary steps.
  • Familiarity with common end-user attack vectors for credential theft, malware delivery, wire fraud, etc.
  • Understanding of Active Directory permissions
  • Familiarity with common diagnostic tools like nmap, procmon, bind, etc.
  • Experience searching with Splunk and other security tools
  • Familiarity with scripting in PowerShell and/or Python, desired
  • Working knowledge of security technologies such as firewalls, anti-malware agents, and security logging/tracing.
  • Minimum five years of experience in security or technical support roles
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to independently identify and assess risks, threats, patterns, and trends, then provide that information or choice to others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with non-technical users to gather precise incident details
  • Strong writing skills and an ability to describe complex technical issues with depth and structure.  Must have the ability to organize information to convey timing, cause, effect, and desired outcome.
  • Previous experience supporting computer networks, operating systems, software, and hardware

  • B.S. in Computer Science or Software Engineering