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IBM Cyber Security Engineer in Hursley, United Kingdom


The Cyber Security Engineer is responsible for improving the telemetry, processes and tools for the SIEM/Monitoring systems and SOC team. This role requires proven experience with security tools, security intelligence, anomaly hunting and incident response.

This role requires an analytical mindset and a deep knowledge of the current and emerging threat landscape. The ability to research a threat or vulnerability and to deliver clear and concise 'actionable intelligence' to mitigate against risk is essential.

The Cyber Security Engineer will be expected to understand current network defense technology and to optimize or create new high value 'use cases' and rules to defend against the latest threats.

The ability to research threats, create reports and to clearly articulate recommendations to the clients and to senior members of the team is essential to this role.

This role will be of interest to existing Cyber Security Engineers and to experienced network security engineers, alert handlers and incident response specialists. Existing security clearance is desirable but not essential.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Cyber Security Engineer will need to have a deep practical knowledge of network defense technologies such as Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), firewalls, antivirus, Directory Services and Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) configuration. The Engineer will utilize this knowledge to help make informed decisions about how to achieve the highest standards of network defense as well as researching and investigating attack trends and other malicious activity.

The Cyber Security Engineer is able to implement security 'best practice' recommendations and assess applications and networks for vulnerability, providing clear and concise reports with actionable intelligence and new use cases to detect/mitigate threats.

Client engagement, customer interaction and collaboration is important in this role. The Engineer may be required to travel and meet clients face to face and to communicate their security findings and recommendations, while gaining further insight of the client's network environment and their security needs.

Key Requirements and Skills

  • Understanding and application of the following security tools: Development / Configuration experience with any industry leading SIEM platform.

  • Knowledge in scripting languages including but not limited to Python, Pearl, JavaScript etc

  • Knowledge of current operating environments (Microsoft, Linux, & OS X)

  • Knowledge of ISAM Web Seal, LDAP, IGI

  • Knowledge of cloud focused security

  • Analyze network behaviors for malicious or undesirable behavior

  • Optimise use cases and rules to fine-tune performance

  • Develop new high value use cases and rules with a low probability of false positive

  • Provide actionable intelligence to defend against emerging threats

  • Ability to take on an Alert Handler or Incident Handers role

  • Ability to self-manage and work unsupervised

Key Knowledge

  • Deep understanding of the current and evolving threat landscape

  • Deep understanding of network defense technologies such as IDS, IPS and Firewalls

  • Advance knowledge of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

  • Advanced knowledge of core internet and application protocols

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Working with network defense technologies including Firewalls IDS, IPS, DLP, UTM and WAF

  • With core Internet and application protocols including IP,TCP,UDP,ICMP, DNS, HTTP, SQL

  • Firewall log analysis and ACL configuration

  • IDS/IPS alert analysis and signature development

  • Working with SIEM technologies such as Qradar, ArcSight, Splunk, Logrhythm

  • Working with content filtering technologies such as web and application May

  • English: Fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Industry recognized qualifications


Training and Experience

  • Ethical Hacking, Security Assessment, Penetration Testing, Cyber forensics

  • Alert Handler, Incident Handler

  • Devops toolsets - Github, Jenkins, Jira etc

Security Clearance

  • SC or other Government/Military clearances are desirable but not essential

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