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Pearson Information Security​ Analyst in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Information Security​ Analyst



Main Responsibilities:


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.

Key Attributes:

  • 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

Job: Technology

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.