Information Security Analyst

Location: San Jose, CA
Information Security Analyst
San Jose, CA
 
The Collective Group is a nationally recognized leader in providing IT Infrastructure Services and Solutions in support of complex enterprise computing environments. Our clients range from Global 50 giants to mid-tier businesses highly dependent upon their IT infrastructure. We engage directly with end customers or often, through our significant partner relationships; all of whom rely on us to architect, design, install and manage their complex products in the field.
 
Our valued partner is seeking an Information Security Analyst to join their Security Operations Center team. The Analyst will help coordinate and report on cyber incidents impacting SOC-as-a-Service Customers. This position involves critical duties and responsibilities that must continue to be performed during crisis situations and contingency operations, which may necessitate extended hours of work.

Responsibilities
Responsible for working in a 24x7 Security Operation Center (SOC) environment.
Provide analysis and trending of security log data from a large number of heterogeneous security devices.
Provide Incident Response (IR) support when analysis confirms actionable incident.
Provide threat and vulnerability analysis as well as security advisory services.
Analyze and respond to previously undisclosed software and hardware vulnerabilities.
Investigate, document, and report on information security issues and emerging trends.
Coordinate with Intel analysts on open source activities impacting SLTT governments.
Integrate and share information with other analysts and other teams.
Ability to work and be available for on-call activities
Other duties as assigned.
 
Experience and Skills
Experience in security device management and SIEM (AlienVault).
Knowledge of security concepts such as cyber-attacks and techniques, threat vectors, risk management, incident management etc.
Knowledge of various operating system flavors including but not limited to Windows, Linux, Unix.
Knowledge of applications, databases, middleware to address security threats against the same.
Knowledge of various security methodologies and processes, and technical security solutions (firewall and intrusion detection systems).
Knowledge of TCP/IP Protocols, network analysis, and network/security applications.
Knowledge of common Internet protocols and applications.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications.
 
Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the personality traits, work habits, communication, and social skills necessary to work effectively within a dynamic and highly operational environment. This person will have exemplary personal and professional integrity and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. In addition, the qualified candidate will have a strong desire to succeed in a nationally and internationally recognized operational environment.
Applicants must have ability to work in U.S. without sponsorship.
1-3 years’ experience as a Security/Network Administrator or equivalent knowledge.

The following certifications are a plus:
Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Certified Penetration Tester (CWAPT)
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+

Benefits:
Our client offers a competitive compensation plan with great earning potential. Benefits include medical coverage, dental coverage, disability, life insurance, 401K and an amazing work environment!
 
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