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Information Technology Security Analyst in Lake Zurich, IL at Dovenmuehle

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

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Job Description

Information Technology Security Analyst 

Job Description:

  • Proactively identify and analyze internal and external threats, malware, and unauthorized access.

  • Perform root cause analysis, make and implement recommendations on improvements

  • Track information regarding intrusion events, security incidents, and other threat indications and warning information.

  • Recommend and implement threat countermeasures and controls

  • Work with other business and IT functions involved in security and privacy matters

  • Support the security program strategy and stay current with evolving technologies such as cloud, mobile, virtualization, access control, and their security implications

  • Reviews security and network events that are populated in a security information and event management (SIEM) system.

  • Investigate intrusion attempts and perform in-depth analysis of exploits.

  • Provide network intrusion detection expertise to support timely and effective decision making of when to declare an incident.

  • Analyze a variety of network and host-based security appliance logs (Firewalls, NIDS, HIDS, Sys Logs, etc.) to determine the correct remediation actions and escalation paths for each incident.

  • Documents all activities during an incident and provides leadership with status updates during the life cycle of the incident.

  • Assist with the development of processes and procedures to improve incident response times, analysis of incidents, and overall SOC functions.


Job Requirements


  • Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate clearly and collaborate with technical team members as well as non-technical and business personnel
  • BS in Computer Science and/or related technical field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in information Security
  • Self-Motivated individual with solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong desire to learn new security tools and technology.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Server and Desktop Operating Systems, Active Directory, Linux and SQL databases, Virtualization, encryption and PKI.
  • Understanding of SANS Critical Security Controls or ISO Computer Security Standards.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, switching, routing, VLANs and VPNs, Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) technologies. 
  • Understanding of Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM).
  • Experience with Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) technologies, Snort, Wireshark, Security Onion.
At least one CISSP, CEH, SANS and/or similar professional security certifications required.