Junior SOC Analyst

We are currently recruiting analysts to work in our cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC). 

This role is an entry-level role and requires no direct experience of cyber; however, you must be passionate about working in a security environment with cutting edge technology and keen to learn and increase your skills year-on-year.
 
CNS SOC works alongside CNS’s Network Operations Centre (NOC) and Cyber Security Engineers to provide a variety of managed security and monitoring services to our clients to ensure their data remains secure. 

The CNS SOC is a close-knit team providing the first-line of cyber defence for our private and public sector clients, who range from high-street banks to central government departments and police forces. To provide 24 hour coverage of all threats, all SOC analyst roles are shift roles; the normal rota is 4 day shifts, 4 days off, 4 night shifts, 4 days off etc. 

If you want a career in cyber-security, then working in the CNS SOC gives you a great opportunity to learn the skills you need to go far in this industry. The CNS SOC has a comprehensive training package for all staff, as soon as you join you enter the learning pathway which delivers the training required to obtain certifications as your career progresses within the SOC.

Main Duties 

  • Analyse cyber security alarms generated by the Managed Service Platform for possible or actual cyber breaches 
  • Tri-age and respond to security and compliance alarms as directed by senior analysts
  • Communicate with clients to explain security incidents and to manage ongoing compliance issues
  • Participate in internal Red team/Blue team cyber testing and training sessions
  • Conduct all training required to meet certification standards and to develop skills required by the SOC
  • Operate in accordance with defined policies and defined Service Level Agreements 
  • Working within a broader team to deliver cutting edge cyber security services

 

 Experience/Qualifications

 

      Desirable:

      Basic IT System Administration experience and/or; 

      IT Service Desk experience

      Must Have:

      Excellent communication skills

      Passionate about working in a security role and learning about new technologies

      Able to multi-task and work to tight deadlines across multiple IT platforms   

 

      PLEASE NOTE that post holders must be able to obtain a UK SC security clearance for employment in this role