Cyber Security Analyst

Posted 07/05/2024 by Omni RMS

L3, Liverpool, Merseyside

Cyber Security Analyst

Business Area: IT

Place of Work: Liverpool

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

When you join USS, the size and scale of our pension scheme means you will have numerous opportunities to learn and develop your career. Given our size you'll have real autonomy and influence as you collaborate closely with a wide-ranging team of experts.

About the role

In your role as Cyber Security Analyst you will make a meaningful and valued contribution from the outset. This role will provide a great opportunity to play an integral part in the mitigation of Cyber threats to USS.

​The primary focus will be to monitor our systems, identify and remediate vulnerabilities and respond effectively to any security incidents.

​In this role, you will need a good knowledge of SIEM tools, Vulnerability management as well as detection and response systems. Excellent troubleshooting and investigating skills are essential.

​Additionally, you will understand threat analysis and cyber threat intelligence, the ability to look at complex threats and be able to assist in forensic analysis and surrounding techniques.

​The Cyber Security Analyst role will be responsible for taking operational control of vulnerability remediation across the core USS service offering; understanding the specific vulnerability and then remediating it, The Cyber Security

​You will work across multiple teams to provide detail on vulnerabilities and suggested remediations whereby remediation falls to the system owner or manager. Remediation of vulnerabilities is inclusive of, but not limited to, applications running on end-user compute Wintel systems, network hardware and appliances, Wintel Operating System patching and cloud services.

What you will be doing

As a trusted part of the IT you will be responsible for:

  • Manage daily monitoring and review of security incidents, ensuring proper logging and escalation
  •  Conduct regular audits to identify vulnerabilities across the USS estate
  • Lead remediation efforts for identified vulnerabilities, collaborating with other technology teams
  • Maintain standards within monitoring and reporting systems in the Technology Services portfolio
  • Proactively stay abreast of emerging threats and gather information to ensure security status
  • Assist in supporting, maintaining, and governing security platforms
  • Conduct advanced analysis to determine root causes of security incidents and assist in remediation
  • Produce regular vulnerability reports to demonstrate USS compliance and security posture
  • Track cyber threats and provide support for penetration testing and compliance
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, provide technical input, and support policy governance

About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they don't tick every box, if you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, then please apply, regardless of whether you meet all the requirements outlined in this profile.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Strong experience with security vulnerability management
  • Good experience and knowledge of using Security Information and Event Management tools
  • Good experience and knowledge of implementing and supporting Network Access Control
  • Good experience and knowledge of advanced detection and response systems
  • Good understanding of exploits, malware, and digital forensics
  • Basic understanding of Network, Data Centre and WebApp security
  • Operational and working understanding of Wintel OS administration and identification and authentication concepts such as ADDS
  • Operational and working understanding of how applications are installed and methods of deployment onto Wintel OS services
  • Fundamental understanding of networking and network concepts such as routing, firewalls, DNS and PKI/Encryption Non-restricted (NR)
  • Good understanding of the cyber threat landscape
  • Experience conducting analysis/investigation and containment of potential data breaches or cyber security incidents
  • Experience in creating procedures and run books
  • Ability to work independently
  • Writing and delivering reports as identified
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Why join us?

How we will reward you

- Great starting salary

- Generous annual leave package

- Access to a high quality pension scheme provided through Universities Superannuation Scheme

- Supportive people policies (including enhanced occupational sickness pay and family friendly pay)

- Financial contributions towards your personal development to help you maintain your physical and mental wellbeing

- Access to a range of health and wellbeing services i.e., private healthcare, discounted gym membership

- Learning and development opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and talent

- Employee Volunteer Day’s to support the communities where you work and live

- Cycle to Work Scheme

Our culture and values

Our people are what makes us different. We work together to create a diverse and inclusive culture that embraces individuality, where people are welcomed and feel comfortable in the knowledge that they can be themselves. Our purpose firmly states the importance of members, putting them ‘front and centre’ of what we do. This is embedded through our values:

- Integrity

- Collaboration

- Excellence

About us

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) was established in 1974 as the principal pension scheme for universities and higher education institutions in the UK. We work with around 330 employers to help build a secure financial future for more than 528,000 members and their families. We are one of the largest pension schemes in the UK, with total assets of around £75.5bn (at 31 March 2023). To find out more, please visit the USS website.

USSL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to ensure our recruitment process is as flexible and inclusive as possible so we can attract diverse candidates and recruit the best talent.

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