Threat Analyst

Ottawa, CA, K1P 5J6

Technology Office

Job Purpose

As a Threat 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.


Main Duties

  • 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 threat trends, intelligence analysis and situational awareness


Skills & 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



  • 4+ years of 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 and opportunity in all areads 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. If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.

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.