Security Operations Center SOC Analyst job – Intel – Plano, TX

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Job Description

Intel Security has amazing opportunities ahead! In the next couple of months, we anticipate transitioning to a stand-alone company – McAfee. This strategic change will help to position us as one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity companies in the world. During this transition, we will continue to have a bold vision to achieve, but we cannot achieve without exceptional talent.

McAfee is currently seeking an Information Security Operations Center Analyst to join its growing Information Security team. The Information Security Operations Analyst works within the Security Operation Center to monitor security alerts, respond and remediate detected issues, and work with the Incident Management process to remove threats and vulnerabilities within the organization. This role collaborates with other Information Security and IT Operational teams to maintain a secure environment and for incident response capabilities.

Daily review of security alerts/logs with follow-up on any suspicious activity

Perform investigation of network and hosts/endpoints for malicious activity, to include analysis of packet captures, and assist in efforts to detect, confirm, contain, remediate, and recover from attacks

Proactively monitor, identify and analyze complex internal and external threats, including viruses, targeted attacks and unauthorized access, and mitigate risk to IT systems

Work in concert with team members, Information Security engineering, and relevant Subject Matter Experts to process, analyze and drive the remediation of identified IT related vulnerabilities

Responsible for alignment with IT Security Incident Response policies and tools

Contribute to Information Security policies, standards, and supporting documentation

Perform root cause analysis, troubleshoot complex issues with existing security and privacy protection protocols

Respond to inbound security monitoring alerts, emails, and inquiries from the organization

Provide support for Incident Response, including evidence collection, documentation, communications, and reporting

Maintain and improve standard operating procedures and processes

Provide documentation of work through a variety of communications such as ticketing, operational briefs, and status reports

Assist with the operation and management of vulnerability solutions across the team’s portfolio

Identify security issues and risks, and assist with the development of risk mitigation plans

Help drive continual improvement in the vulnerability management and security posture

Conduct security research to maintain current knowledge of latest security trends and issues

Maintain a high level of confidentiality

SOC/NOC Experience – 1-3 years’ experience in 24×7 shifted operations environment of a large number of critical production servers and High Availability uptime environments

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security and Risk Management, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related major and/or prolonged course of study in a specialized field or equivalent experience

Minimum 3 years working experience securing IT systems. Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP, Security Information Security Manager, Global Information Assurance Certification, or related Security Certificate required

Experience with security incident management, administration and management of Windows, Linux, UNIX, and mobile operating systems, real-time monitoring and triage Cyber intelligence Network, host, and malware analysis IPS/IDS Sensor tuning Custom IPS/IDS signature creation SIEM

Scripting skills such as Python and Perl

Strong analytical mindset, natural curiosity and attention to detail orientation


Inside this Business Group

The Intel Security Group combines employees from McAfee and Intel – people with security expertise in hardware, software, and solutions into one business unit focused on building hardware, software, services and end-to-end security solutions. Intel Security Group sets the stage for new levels of collaboration and innovation and will drive leadership in the industry by providing ubiquitous security and identity protection for people and businesses worldwide.

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