Security Analyst

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

Title Security Analyst Department Department of Technology Reports To Director of Technology Pay Plan 75hrs per pay period Type Full Time FLSA Exempt Summary The Security Analyst is under the direction of the Director of Technology. The Security Analyst works with Network Analysts, Application Analysts, Help Desk Analysts and the Director to plan, organize, implement, manage and supervise the organizations security posture. Essential Job Functions Essential duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. The omission of specific statements or duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The major duties, tasks, purpose, objectives, and responsibilities performed Ensure the identification of required security related issues, and that they are alerted upon by configuring and establishing monitoring, correlation, and alerting solutions Correlate all reported events from various multiple systems and network areas where potential security incident is identified ensure the situation is handled promptly and effectively by starting the process of security incident response Carry out proper configuration of security solutions applied in protecting company asset such that the implemented SIEM solution reports all pertinent events Carry out configuration and maintenance of the implemented SIEM solution to enable it effectively identify and alert upon potential security events, as well as reduce false positives simultaneously Participate in cyber breach investigations Participate in maintaining data classification to effectively monitor and give notice of violations to affected parties, and to reduce incidences of false positives Assist in the configuration of intrusion detection and prevention solutions based in the host and network servers to effectively identify potential security incidents Produce and maintain dashboards for monitoring security information for the management, to be able to provide various degree of visibility both real-time and over extended periods of the security events within the environment Ensure that all solutions set up for security and monitoring can effectively monitor and report upon security events happening within the environment Participate in the process of selecting and reviewing of information security solutions Work with service providers to resolve security issues identified with their managed systems and infrastructure in line with incident response requirements Assist in compiling and producing reports on monthly issue and trend for the enhancement of the functions of the Enterprise Security and Support management Make recommendations for changes to the environment that can help in the removal of vulnerabilities and reduction in the risk of exploitation that may result in potential incidents Participate in ensuring team processes and documentation are effectively documented and maintained Recommend and execute ideas to improve processes based on lessons learnt over time in performing assigned duties Perform as an escalation procedure for all incidents relating to potential security Carry out other enterprise security and support duties that may be assigned by management. Searches for logical security vulnerabilities by developing, designing, implementing, and conducting test and evaluations to ensure system security requirements are met. Assist Help Desk ticket operations, as it relates to security Maintain knowledge of the latest security vulnerabilities Position may be subject to shift assignment and on call status. Competencies Wide knowledge of computer software and hardware, networks, network software and hardware, telephony, and mobile devices and applications. Minimum four years of information security experience Working experience with SIEM solutions management Knowledge and understanding of the various ways attacks are carried out against a system or network and how to effectively detect them Advanced analytical skills and strong ability to maintain calmness and being diplomatic under highly stressful situations Multitasking skills to be able to effectively manage multiple activities, including cross-team dependent activities simultaneously Ability to work effectively in collaboration with other members of a team orand other professionals with minimal supervision Ability to quickly learn new processes and technologies, and to adapt to changes in sequences and timelines Communication skills, including written and verbal, and ability to work off hours when needed High level of personal integrity with the ability to handle confidential matters Experience with personal computing applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, presentation) Required EducationQualifications Bachelorrsquos degree in computer science or related field or at least four years of information security experience Experience with supporting telecommunications equipment, widelocal area networks, PCs, printers or Windows Server networking required PC desktop applications, firewall, intrusion detection system (IDS), network switch, and router configuration are desirable. Desired Certification CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, CompTIA Security +. Strongly Desired Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Security, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, or SAN or GIAC cyber security certifications. Work Environment The incumbent works in a typical office environment with little or no exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Primary functions are limited to an office environment. Occasional duties may require travel or working in non-office environment. Physical Demands Light work. Light work involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may be very little, a job is in this category when it requires a good deal of walking or standing, or when it involves sitting most of the time with some pushing and pulling of arm or leg controls. To be considered capable of performing a full or wide range of light work, you must have the ability to do substantially all of these activities. If someone can do light work, we determine that he or she can also do sedentary work, unless there are additional limiting factors such as loss of fine dexterity or inability to sit for long periods of time. St. Tammany Parish Government is an EOEMFDisabilityVeteran

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