Cyber Security Analyst

at Apex Systems
Location Chicago, IL
Date Posted June 6, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Contractor


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Cyber Security is a very important part of our mission to take care of people so they can be their best. As analyst on the CSO team he or she will assist on optimizing security infrastructure, develops new and novel methods of detecting cyber security incidents, responds to positive detections as an incident responder, and hunts for threat actors in the environment proactively. 

• Continuously tune and implement new rules and use cases for Security Incident and Event Monitoring (SIEM) tool. 
• Respond to Cyber Security incidents as they are detected, ensuring that attackers are evicted and brought out of impact quickly and artfully. 
• Provide assistance to CSO team and Cyber Security department, imparting knowledge that improves overall security posture. 
• Work with development and operations teams to ensure all relevant system logs are stored appropriately into SIEM. 
• Continuously tune existing log sources and Host Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) to better detect attackers. 
• Use innovation and lateral thinking to “hunt” inside the environment, looking for signs of attacker behavior proactively instead of responding to known incidents. 
• The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary. 

• At least two year of experience in Cyber Security is preferred; however, any combination of experience, education, and certification that demonstrates the candidate can be successful in the position are acceptable. 
Computer Skills Needed to Perform this Job 
• A thorough understanding of the TCP/IP and OSI model is required 
• Experience working with Windows and Linux Servers 
• Experience with SIEM tools, EDR tools, Network IDS, Host IDS, DNS Firewalls, Next Gen Firewalls, Secure Web/Email Gateways is preferred. 
• Experience or understanding of core Security concepts 
• Familiarity with laws, regulation and standards that affect cyber security. 

An associate degree or better in Cyber Security or any security-related subject is preferred; however, any combination of education, experience, and certification that demonstrates the candidate can be successful in the position are acceptable

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