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IBM Threat Monitoring/Threat Intelligence Analyst in Rome, Italy


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Your Role and Responsibilities

The Threat Monitoring/Threat Intelligence Analyst will deal with critical incidents and carry out vulnerability assesments and penetration testing to assess the resilience of the organisation and to isolate areas of weakness that needs attention. You will review alerts, threat intelligence and security data, identify threats that have entered the network and security gaps and vulnerability currently known. In this role, you will respond to events according to documented procedures and industry best practices. You should be experienced in the areas of networking, client/server technologies, and analyzing log files with the ability to identify false positive and true positive events. You must have experience in Linux and Windows operating system, you may also be required to follow the incident response plan and assist SOC Response Analysts when necessary. You must display enthusiasm and interest in Information Security.

Part of the SOC team that runs 24x7, on a rotating shift schedule

  • First point of escalation for the Tier 1

  • Provide investigation of security incidents

  • Conduct secondary triage and analysis on escalated events and initial remediation for escalated incidents

  • Profile and trend events in the environment to determine if an incident needs to be created

  • Provide communication and escalation throughout the incident per the security incident response guidelines

  • Communicate directly with data asset owners and business response plan owners during high severity incidents

  • Hunt for suspicious anomalous activity based on data alerts or data outputs from various toolsets

  • Perform analysis of log files

  • Take an active part in the containment of incidents, even after they are escalated

  • Escalate issues when necessary

  • Assist continuous improvement of processes and work with other teams to improve alerts and rules in the incident monitoring systems

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with analysis and inspection of log information, packets, and other security tool information output from a variety of sources

  • Exposure to network devices, Microsoft Windows systems, UNIX systems, and other security assessment tools (NMAP, Nessus, Metasploit, Netcat, etc.)

  • Knowledge of log formats for syslog, http logs, DB logs and how to gather forensics for traceability back to event

  • Experience with log management or security information management tools

  • Familiarity with network security zones, basic reverse engineering principles, and understanding of malware rootkits, proxies, TCP/UDP packets, DNS, SMTP, and HTTP

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Preferred is experience with Splunk Enterprise Security solution

Nice to have:

  • Experience with log search tools such as Splunk, usage of regular expressions and natural language queries

  • Knowledge of common security frameworks (ISO 27001, COBIT, NIST)

  • Previous experience in the financial industry

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