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Incident Security Analyst


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Incident Security Analyst

Dublin, Ireland | Permanent | Full time

Incident Security Analyst

Full time | Dublin | Ireland

Description of business unit

The Technology Security Operations function (TSO) within Group Services has a remit of this team is to provide a range of Security Operations Services to the Group. These services include:

  • Threat Intelligence: Analysing multiple sources of threat intelligence, aggregating the analysis and sharing the output with key stakeholders.
  • Vulnerability Assessment: identifying security weaknesses on Group IT systems, assessing these weaknesses and communicating them to the relevant systems.
  • Security Monitoring: Monitoring feeds from multiple monitoring sources, identifying events that meet certain criteria, performing pre-agreed activity on these events or escalating them to the relevant Incident response team.
  • Security Incident Response: responding to technology security related incidents - and working with the relevant parties to resolve them.

Purpose of the Role

The Technology Security Operations (TSO) Security Response Team at Bank of Ireland deals with potential security incidents and urgent security issues for the Group, in an organised and consistent manner. Any potential security incident is processed using the Bank of Ireland Security Incident response procedures.

You are expected to have a high level of technical competency in areas such as network and host forensics, malware analysis, and event analysis. You are also expected to provide expertise, guidance, advice and mentoring to members of the Security Response and other TSO Teams, and providing analysis and expertise to key stakeholders, as and when required.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deliver Security response services to the Group at a high standard and in a manner consistent with the Security Response policy and other policies.
  • Be an escalation point for the TSO Monitoring team incident handlers
  • Present lessons learned from security incidents and to senior management.
  • Deliver 24x7 on call service.
  • Understand the capability and capacity requirements necessary to deliver Security Response Services to the Group. Identify any current or expected gaps and work with management to address these.
  • Identify and assist in the evaluation and/or implementation of security tooling and other initiatives
  • Develop and maintain formal and informal relationships with key stakeholders across the group.
  • Maintain Security Response policies and procedures, and align with other relevant policies as appropriate

Essential Qualifications

Security Qualifications such asGCIH, GCIA, CISSP, CISA etc.

Technical Qualifications such as MCSE, GCUX, GCWN, CCNA, CCNP

Essential Skills & Experience

  • 2 -4 years in IT Security Incident Response or Security Operations team
  • Firm understanding of IT security incident response processes.
  • Good technical knowledge of IT Systems and Controls,
  • Good knowledge of Host and Network Forensics.
  • Good knowledge of Malware analysis
  • Experience in SIEM technologies
  • Knowledge of technologies such as, IPS/IDS,FIM, UNIX systems
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, Perl, C++, PowerShell, Java, Bash Scripting
  • Knowledge of Cloud Security issues and treatments

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Relevant University Degree, or equivalent experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of investigation cycle with a working knowledge of forensic investigation processes/methodologies (e.g. ACPO guidelines);
  • Competent in utilising logging and security solutions such as IDSs, Fireeye, Firewalls.
  • Has a deep understanding of cyber-threats.
  • Specialist in multiple security domains.
  • Working knowledge of SIEM technologies.

Key Competencies

  • Customer Focused - Self
  • One Group, one team - Self
  • Agile - Self
  • Accountable - Self
  • Champion Transformation - Self

Where Agency assistance is required Bank of Ireland Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Bank of Ireland by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Bank of Ireland Group is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace which values and benefits from the diversity of our workforce.

Closing date: Mar 05, 2020

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Our application form takes just minutes to complete. If you have any questions about our application, you can contact our recruitment team directly.


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