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MTR Threat Analyst L2

Cork, IE

Technology Office

Sophos makes IT security simple with next-generation solutions that protect networks, servers, and devices, wherever they are. Today, more than 100 million users in 150 countries and a global network of channel partners trust Sophos to deliver simple solutions to complex security challenges. Focused on innovation and backed by a global network of Sophos Labs threat intelligence centers and industry-leading support, Sophos delivers solutions that are simple to deploy, maintain, and manage, enabling organizations to focus on performance and growth. Sophos — Security made simple.

As a Threat Analyst II on our Managed Threat Response (MTR) team, you will provide best-in-class monitoring, detection, and response services to proactively defend customer environments before attacks prevail. You will work alongside and contribute to a team of cyber threat hunters, incident response analysts, engineers, and ethical hackers by using enterprise, log analysis and endpoint collection systems to facilitate investigations, identification, and neutralization of cyber threats. 

 

Main Duties

 

  • Handle escalations from level 1 Threat Analysts - guide / advise on investigation handling
  • Onboard and train new Threat Analysts
  • Provide detection and response to security events and cyber-threats
  • Conduct security log management and monitoring
  • Maintain information security metrics
  • Create cases, track and follow up with clients through threat neutralization
  • Interact with clients via various mediums
  • Participate in Security Operations process improvement and creation
  • Collaborate and assist core security and threat response teams
  • Obtain metrics for reporting on threat trends, intelligence analysis and situational awareness
  • Actively research recent Indicators or Compromise/Attack, exploits and vulnerabilities

 

Skills & Experience

 

Essential:

 

  • Willingness to work outside of standard business hours including weekends and holidays – our MTR service is 24x7x365
  • Experience working in a SOC environment or computer security team in an IT environment
  • Endpoint and network security experience required; IDS, IPS, EDR, ATP, Malware defenses and monitoring experience
  • Experience with threat hunting 
  • Experience administering and supporting Windows OS (both workstations and server) and one of the following: Apple or Linux-based operating systems (e.g. XP, Windows 7, 2003, 2008, OS X)
  • Knowledge of common adversary tactics and techniques, e.g., obfuscation, persistence, defense evasion, etc.
  • Fundamental understanding of network traffic analysis including TCP/IP, routing, switching, protocols, etc.
  • Strong understanding of Windows event log analysis
  • Working knowledge of incident response procedures
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills
  • Must be able to thrive within a team environment as well as on an individual basis
  • Customer service-oriented with strong documentation and communication skills
  • Passion for all things information technology and information security
  • Natural curiosity and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Innovative mindset and driven to contribute to a team providing a best-in-class cybersecurity service
  • Bachelors in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field; or relevant commensurate work experience

  
Desired:

 

  • Knowledge of Mitre ATT&CK framework
  • Experience with enterprise information security data management - SIEM experience 
  • Experience with SQL query construction
  • Experience with OSQuery Programming and scripting skills - proficient knowledge of Powershell 
  • Advanced Cyber Security certifications 


 

At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.


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