Security Analyst

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Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.

The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.”



Job Purpose


As an Information Security Analyst, you will work with enterprise systems, log analysis systems, and endpoint collection systems to facilitate detection and response efforts to cyber-incidents. You will work alongside and contribute to a team of analysts with the objective of providing best in class monitoring, detection and response services.


Information Security Analyst II primary duties include but are not limited to:


  • Handle escalations from Jr. analysts - guide / advise on investigation handling
  • On-board and train new Jr. analysts
  • Security Operations process creation
  • Provide detection and response to security events and cyber-incidents
  • Security log management and monitoring
  • Maintaining information security metrics
  • Provide assistance to core security and incident response teams
  • Create incident reports
  • Create incident tickets for clients
  • Track and follow up with client through incident resolution
  • Email and call clients
  • Actively research recent vulnerabilities and exploits
  • Obtain metrics for reporting on


Skills and Experience




  • Bachelors in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field
  • Willingness to work outside of standard business hours including weekends and holidays – our SOC is 24X7
  • Must be able to thrive within a team environment as well as on an individual basis




  • Demonstrable experience working on computer security team in an IT environment
  • Network and Endpoint security experience required; IDS, IPS, EDR, ATP, Malware defenses and monitoring experience
  • Threat hunting experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Mitre ATT&CK framework preferred
  • Working knowledge of incident response procedures
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience with OSQuery is a plus
  • Experience administering and supporting Windows and one of the following: Apple or Linux based operating systems, both workstations and server (e.g. XP, Windows 7, 2003, 2008, OS X)
  • Fundamental understanding of network traffic analysis including TCP/IP, routing, switching, protocols, etc.
  • Understanding of Windows event log analysis
  • Experience with enterprise information security data management - SIEM experience a plus
  • Programming and scripting skills - proficient knowledge of Python is a plus
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills
  • Strong documentation and communication skills
  • Advanced Information Security certifications preferred but not required
  • Excellent customer service 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


Equal Opportunities


Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.



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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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