Pearson Information Security Analyst in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Information Security Analyst
The main responsibilities of an Information Security Analyst are as follows:
Monitor the Security Management consoles
Analyse real-time and archived alert, intrusion, vulnerability and audit data
Investigate and document security incidents, ruling out false positives
Correctly triage incidents
Recommend further course of action to designated Security Manager and/or resolver groups, following a security incident
Appropriately prioritise and escalate incidents to next level (as outlined in Global Incident Management Policy) when required
Act as initial Security representative on Incident Management Bridges
Produce security summary and activity reports as required
Contributes to project and/or development activities as designated by the SOC Manager
Ensure security tools are running correctly
Provides assistance to other SecOps team members
Identify research and report on network traffic for the purposes of security device tuning (Security Event Management, IPS, AV, etc.)
Any other duties as designated by the SOC Manager or their authorised deputies.
Applicants should be able to take information from multiple sources to identify incidents/events, and articulate and/or document the information in a clear and concise manner.
They should be calm and able to continue to provide a good service when under pressure
A clear understanding of Server and Desktop Operating Systems (OS). The ability to interpret OS log data would be beneficial.
A clear understanding of basic network protocols. The ability to analyse and interpret network traffic is essential.
4 years in technology
3 years in security
Solid understanding of Network and Host-based security principles.
Solid understanding of Linux and Windows.
Knowledge of security technologies including: firewall, IDS/IPS/HIDS, AV, SIEM, vulnerability scanning.
Understanding of incident response methodologies and technologies.
Good understanding of Industry trends and emerging threats.
In depth knowledge of Malware and protection capabilities
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: CEH / ECSA / Security / GCIA / GCIH / GSEC or other similar qualification. (other qualifications helpful such as MCSE, RHCE)
ITIL V3 Foundations highly preferred.
Above all, must have a passion for Security.
Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo
Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jun 10, 2019
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1907039
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.