MTR Threat Analyst

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 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


  • Investigate and analyze logs and security-related events via Sophos tooling
  • Identify and respond to cyber threats occurring within customer environments
  • Communicate and document findings to various customer audiences including technical and executive teams
  • Follow up with customers through to issue resolution and drive continuous improvement by providing detailed recommendations to minimize risk in customer environments
  • Acknowledge and satisfy inbound customer requests and interact with customers through various mediums
  • Collaborate and assist with core security and threat response teams
  • Actively research emerging Indicators of Compromise/Attack, exploits and vulnerabilities with the intent of operationalizing findings to better protect our customers


Skills & Experience



  • Willingness to work outside of standard business hours, including weekends and holidays – our MTR service is 24x7x365
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills, with proven ability to think outside the box
  • Customer service-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must thrive within a team environment as well as on an individual basis
  • Passion for all things related to information technology and cybersecurity
  • Natural curiosity and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Innovative mindset and driven to contribute to a team providing a best-in-class cybersecurity service
  • Experience working in a SOC environment or computer security team in an IT environment
  • Experience with threat hunting
  • Experience with endpoint and network security monitoring
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Mitre ATT&CK framework
  • Knowledge of incident response procedures
  • Basic understanding of network traffic analysis including TCP/IP, routing, switching, protocols, etc.
  • Basic understanding of Windows event log analysis




  • Experience with SQL query construction
  • Experience with OSQuery
  • Experience with enterprise information security data management - SIEM experience
  • Programming and scripting skills - proficient knowledge of Powershell

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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