Principal Security Analyst - Cyber Security

2019-12-02 09:01:421970-01-01Cyber Security Professionals
Job TypePermanent Fulltime
LocationSouth West England
AreaSouth West England, UKSouth West England
SectorCyber SecurityInformation Security
Start DateASAP
AdvertiserIdentifi Global
Telephone01908 030131

The Principal Security Analyst is responsible for the day to day leadership and maintenance of both the protective Monitoring (ProMon) team and NCIRC (Analyst) Team, providing technical expertise across the shifts and being the focal point for Incident Handling.

Ensuring the technical mentoring of Cyber Security Analysts is conducted to aid excellence within ProMon and NCIRC. Act as technical SME for all aspects of providing ProMon Service including but not limited to new rule creation and amendment, SIEM system efficiencies, process and procedure input supporting working best practices, efficient Incident response workflows, ticket and rule reviews.

How will we support you?
We offer fantastic opportunities for learning, development and professional growth. As a team, we dedicate time to research projects and encourage our specialists to get involved in the InfoSec community, promoting sharing and constant development.

We want to support you and encourage you to fulfil your potential through:

  • Flex-leave schemes: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life 
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Supportive relocation package: to make your move to Bristol even more attractive
  • Award-winning pension scheme: Our multi-award-winning pension scheme includes generous employer contribution
  • Employee discount schemes: We offer you and your family an attractive range of discounts from retail and cinema to hotel bookings and vehicles benefits
  • Reserve Forces: We provide positive support to the Reserve Forces and allow employees who are Reservists to take additional time off
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare voucher scheme: We encourage working parents to save money on childcare by offering them several advantageous facilities and vouchers
  • Career break: Where appropriate, we support our employees in pursuing other interests outside the workplace

Day to day Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Cyber Operations, provide continuous co-ordination, direction, continuity and leadership over all potential Security Incidents raised by and within the SOC and NCIRC

Your key responsibility areas will include:

  • Act as the primary focal point for potential Security Incident escalation during a major incident/crisis in conjunction with Head of Cyber Operations
  • Provide direct line management, coaching and mentoring for analysts engaged in monitoring, alerting and incident handling
  • Provide annual appraisal and performance management for all Analysts
  • Recruit and retain Analysts within ProMon/NCIRC in line with operational plans and requirements
  • Ensure the training plans for all Analysts are maintained and updated in accordance with business requirements
  • Provide SME support generally and remain aware of the capabilities offered by each SIEM used within the Line of Business, e.g. LogRhythm and Arcsight
  • Maintain a broad and current understanding of evolving threats and vulnerabilities to ensure the integrity of monitored networks is maintained in conjunction with the CIRT

We're looking for somebody that has:

  • Demonstrable experience in Cyber Operations, including ProMon, Incident Handling, Threat Intelligence SIEM and IDS experience, e.g. LogRhythm/Arcsight, Sourcefire, etc.
  • In depth working knowledge of ISO270001 Stakeholder management at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Report Writing
  • Mentoring, coaching and team leadership
  • Ability to gain SC/DV (+NS) clearance

Desirable skills include additional certifications such as SANS 503, 504, 511 but are not essential and we encourage applications from all those looking at taking the next step in their analyst career.

The role will require occasional overseas travel to visit team members working on customer sites.

For more information, please apply now below or alternatively, contact Thom Taylor on 01908 030131 or

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