What you’ll be doing...

We are currently hiring for a Principal Cyber Security Analyst to join our UK Professional Security Services team. As the Verizon Principal Cyber Security Analyst, you will typically be assigned to one or two customers and will work with multiple delivery and compliance teams (e.g. IT Infrastructure, Risk Management, Information Security, Governance and Compliance) as a subject matter expert. You will be responsible for the provision of security incident analytics including business impact and vulnerability analysis, remediation and damage limitation, technical assessment and root cause determination, preparation of validated risk intelligence, recommendation of security process and infrastructure refinements, delivery of executive reports and presentations. The role is typically based on the client site and covers normal business hours.

  • Create customized intelligence reports, digests on trends, emerging threats campaigns, and data breaches. This will include impact and exposure assessments relative to the Post Office and its business partners.
  • Vulnerability analysis and tracking for false positive/negative, as well as recommendations for tuning the vulnerability scanning solution.
  • Help develop operational metrics to illustrate risk reduction over time. This includes the publication for daily flash reports and monthly trend reports.
  • Develop guidance on mitigation strategies and defense techniques relative to trends and events in the global threat landscape.
  • Assist SOC and Post Office security staff with incident management, security strategy, and publication of security intelligence.
  • Preparation and preparation of regular CSA progress activity reports (e.g. bi-weekly, monthly).
  • Monitor threat feeds, opensource and commercial subscription.
  • Provide analytical and remediation expertise on malware and infection vectors including use of applicable tools to identify malware and infection vectors and to eradicate them.
  • Identify, assess, and develop solutions for customer information technology security infrastructure regarding risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Proactive threat hunting, as well as passive threat analysis and incident investigation.
  • Monitor the global threat and vulnerability landscape. Participate in weekly intelligence calls and intelligence summary reports.
  • Cyber security team leadership including coaching and support of more junior analysts.
  • Understand architecture and design to perform Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM) assessments.
  • Maintain day to day records of project work to allow accurate billing and reporting of consultancy time.
  • Proactively work with the Practice Manger to ensure your skills are maintained and aligned with the needs of the practice.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree – ideally in Engineering or Computer Science related discipline.
  • Extensive hands on deployment experience using Splunk SIEM technology within a corporate environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of SIEM operational management including use case development and tuning.
  • Experience in an equivalent cyber threat analytical role.
  • A thorough understanding of data analysis, logging solutions & system/network monitoring.
  • Strong knowledge of security risk procedures, security patterns, authentication technologies and security attack pathologies.
  • Knowledge of current security threats and vulnerabilities, how to detect and mitigate them and their possible impact on the customer’s environment.
  • Capability to prepare clear and precise technical reports and assessments suitable for all business roles.
  • Experience assessing and advising clients on long and short term SIEM related issues.
  • Experience of preparing solution documentation using typical MS tools (Word, Excel, Visio).
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills to deliver customer presentations aimed at aligning technical solutions with business value.
  • Demonstrated excellent documentation skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent troubleshooting skills (technical and non-technical).
  • Leading security specific industry certifications or training to include one or more of the following:
    • CISSP
    • SANS
    • CISM
    • CEH
    • CISSP or equivalent.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.