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Senior Threat Analyst

Vancouver, CA, V6C 1W6

Technology Office

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

Senior Threat Analyst, North America (US or Canada) -Remote-

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 Senior 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

  • Handle escalations from less experienced 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

Essential:

  • Willingness to work outside of standard business hours including weekends and holidays – our MTR service is 24x7x365
  • 5+ 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 

Desired:

  • 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, color, 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 data protection policy which can be found here 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 reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com

 

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 Masterclass and 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, ansd subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these detaild 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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