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Intern - Security Operations Analyst

Vancouver, Canada Office
Technology Office
Job Requisition Number:  CAIN3

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 has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

 

Role Summary

Sophos is a next-generation IT security vendor that has stayed at the forefront of the industry by understanding the threat landscape, changing business needs and customer challenges. We are constantly looking for ways to revolutionize how security technology interacts with the user; and have a penchant for solving complex and challenging technical problems in a creative and innovative manner.

 

As a security company, Sophos takes its own security very importantly and has an internal IT Security team which focuses on protecting Sophos' own systems and infrastructure. This is a great opportunity to help secure a world-leading security company. As you'd expect, you'll be joining an organization that takes security seriously. You will get the opportunity to work with some world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced and exciting environment where security is the priority. As an added bonus, through our dogfooding programme, you can also contribute to improving our products. 

 

You'll need to be highly motivated, have an innovative mind-set and able to clearly articulate complex technical security issues to senior management. 

 

What You Will Do

To succeed in this role, you’ll be passionate about Cybersecurity, and keen to use your incident response skills. Your innovative ideas and problem-solving talent to help the team build tools that help our Security Operations Team protect Sophos. You will be part of highly driven Global Security Operations Center securing a cyber security company.

 

As part of this role you will need to:

  • Monitor and Triage daily SIEM events, analyse and respond to phishing
  • Perform daily handovers with global SOC team
  • Perform security investigation using leading cybersecurity tools
  • Perform threat intelligence activities using commercial and open source tools
  • Configure and optimize security controls and policies for endpoint and network security tools
  • Monitor system logs, SIEM tools and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity 
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed

 

What You Will Bring

  • Passion for cybersecurity
  • Excellent Communication Skills – English
  • Creativity and out of the box thinking
  • Knowledge of Splunk is an asset
  • Knowledge of SIEM/NGFW/EDR/Vulnerability Management Tooling is an asset 
  • Understanding of Incident Response lifecycle 

 

What’s Great About Sophos?

  • Our people are what makes Sophos special – we demonstrate shared vision, talent, innovation, and creativity, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit.
  • Employee-led diversity and inclusion groups that build community within Sophos and provide internal education and advocacy (eg. Sophos Women in Tech group to improve gender parity, encourage gender-balanced leadership, and support career progression at Sophos)
  • Sophos Environment Network and employee challenges to contribute to sustainability and reduce our environmental footprint
  • Annual commitment to charity and fundraising across our global sites and volunteer days for employees to give back to local communities
  • Global trivia competitions to keep our minds sharp
  • Global Mental Health days off work for all Sophos to help employees relax and recharge
  • Monthly employee wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing
  • Employee rewards and thanks, such as our free annual subscription to Calm

 

Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

 

Data Protection

If you choose to explore an 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 opportunites 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.


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