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Information Security Analyst

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: Circa 45k + Bonus + Private Healthcare + 25 days holidays + 6% Pension
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Information Security Analyst (IT)
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Full time, Permanent
Al Rayan Bank is a growing, ethical and incredibly diverse bank based in new offices in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, a stone's throw away from central Birmingham. As part of the Masraf Al Rayan Group which is the 2nd largest bank in Qatar, we've got exciting growth plans and aim to deliver a professional, first class service to our customers.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our growing bank where we can offer exceptional opportunities for you to make your mark and progress your career in a diverse, ethical bank that you can believe in.
Purpose of the role:
As part of the IT security team your role will be to monitor, investigate, resolve and manage the IT Security response functions and associated security toolset on a daily basis.
This is a vital role for the Bank to maintain and manage its threat posture appropriately and you will report into the Business Security Officer. On a day to day basis your role will involve ensuring all networks have adequate security to prevent unauthorised access, safeguard information and responding to security incidents. Your expertise in this area will also allow us to review and contribute to the continuous improvement of the Banks IT security standards, processes and procedures.
Key responsibilities and tasks
You will provide a 1st level response in the event of security incidents and take an active role in both security incident investigation (reactive) as well as proactive investigation of security log data, the changing threats and vulnerabilities deemed important to the Bank. As part of the IT security team you will also help to manage the operational activities of the external security operations centre. You will also complete business as usual security checks on core Bank systems including access control, functional system security and technical compliance assurance.
Competencies, skills, knowledge and experience required include;
EssentialMeaningful practical experience in an Information Security operations or related roleKnowledge of Security Frameworks; Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001, NIST, CIS.Working knowledge of IT networking fundamentals.Knowledge of various technologies and operating systems and their related security aspects and risks, i.e. MS Windows Server and desktop, Active Directory, Office 365, Salesforce, etc).Experience with using SIEM tools (e.g. QRadar, AlienVault or similar)Experience with using ForcePoint Web and DLP functionality or similarUse of Vulnerability Management tools (e.g. Nessus, Qualys, Rapid7 or similar)Experience using e-mail filtering products including Mimecast, Forcepoint or similar.Experience of delivering common security tools and practices in a commercial environment with internal support and third parties.

DesirableKnowledge and use of Intrusion Detection/Prevention Tools (Cisco/Sourcefire), Web Application Firewalls, Privileged Access Management and other key security functions.Acumen to assist with forensic security investigations.
Closing date 14th January 2018

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