Threat Analyst

Sydney, NSW, AU, 2040

Sophos Labs

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved 
Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.




Job Purpose

As a Threat Analyst - Tier 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

•    Conduct threat hunting to identify potential threats throughout the MTR customer base
•    Handle escalations from Tier I 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

•    Willingness to work outside of standard business hours including weekends and holidays – our MTR service is 24x7x365
•    2+ years of 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



•    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 




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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