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Pearson Information Security Analyst in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Information Security Analyst - ( 2108558 )



The Security Operations Centre delivers multiple Managed Security Services, both leveraged and dedicated, to a large number of accounts.

Role Description:

The role is to provide analysis of information from a myriad of events generated by Application, Networking and Security tools globally, to pass that information to designated escalation points and advise on remediation where appropriate. Candidates need to have a good understanding of Operating System Technologies and/or network technologies. A knowledge of security fundamentals is essential along with an overall appreciation of Security technologies and how they are used.

Main Responsibilities:

The main responsibilities of a Security Specialists are as follows:

  • Lead the current shift of Security Operation Analyst & Operators

  • Responsible for roster management

  • Ensure all incidents are correctly triage and responded to in a timely fashion

  • Act as initial Security representative on Incident Management Bridges

  • Oversee and monitor all routine security administration

  • Ensure all mission critical security tools are running correctly

  • Documentation creation and review

  • Identify areas where tuning and parameter adjustment of security tool solutions are required (i.e. filtering of an event, writing correlation rules)

  • Assist with Security deployments and perform any necessary build configurations

  • Ensure deployed devices adhere to best practices

  • Liaise with BU’s to gather in security concerns for custom solutions

  • Contributes to project and/or development activities as designated by the Line Manager

  • Making recommendations to improve operational effectiveness

  • Any other duties designated by the Manager or their authorized deputies.



  • Ability to work well in a Team

  • Methodical and disciplined work approach

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Skills and competencies (one or more)

  • Strong knowledge and demonstrable experience of information security technologies and methods

  • Security event log collection and analysis

  • Experience in systems (Linux/Unix) and networking

  • Experience of vulnerability and threat assessment

  • Experience of Intrusion detection and prevention systems

  • Experience of Web-based application security

  • Ability to develop custom code (perl / shell scripting etc.)

  • Experience of Cloud systems and their Architecture (AWS, Azure, Google)

  • Experience of working in a 24/7 Security Operations Centre environment or similar

  • Experience of Incident Handling processes and procedures

  • 4 years in technology, 3 years in security


Formal education or equivalent experience (note: this is the minimum requirement. Equivalent experience in lieu of a formal degree should be listed.)

  • Bachelor’s degree or appropriate combination of education and experience

  • One of or combination of: CISSP, CISM, OSCP, CEH / ECSA / GCIA / GCIH / GSEC or similar qualification. ​​​​​

  • Other qualifications helpful such as CCNA, MCSE/ RHCE, AWS/CCSP

  • ITIL V3 Foundations highly preferred.

Primary Location : LK-LK-Colombo

Other Locations : LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations :

LK-Colombo-200 Nawala Maga One

Maga OneNo. 200, Nawala Road, Narahenpita


Job : Technology

Organization : Technology & Operations

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jul 7, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2108558