Incident Response Analyst

Job#: 2028739

Job Description:

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions.
Apex has an opportunity for a Tier 3 Incident Repsonse Analyst. For applicants who are interested in this Tier 3 Incident Repsonse Analyst opportunity, send your updated resume to Alexa Whalen, Technical Recruiter at [email protected].
Here are the details:   
Position: Tier 3 Incident Repsonse Analyst
Location: Remote but needs to live in Salisbury, NC, Quincy, MA or Greenville, SC
Rate: Negotiable Based on Experience
Duration: 6+ months contract-to-hire
Position Description:
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advance and maintain incident response plan.
  • Lead incident response events and activities.
  • Subject matter expert responsible for managing threats, disseminating information, and handling, responding to, and investigating all incident escalations from the Tier 1 and 2 analysts.
  • Point of escalation for Tier 1 & 2. Management of the incident response process if previous IR tiers could not resolve the ticket.
  • Perform event investigation, post incident root cause analysis, remediation planning, capture metrics, compile and track lessons learned, document and disseminate incident report in coordination with the IR process.
  • Evaluate and recommend emerging technologies within information security.
  • Work independently with 3rd party providers, vendors, and other departments.
  • Provide 24x7 operational support for escalations on a rotating basis.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years experience in information security including incident response.
  • Excellent organization, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate and present complex issues and ideas with precision and clarity, adjusting appropriately for the audience; ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience working within a large, complex corporate environment providing consulting services on large initiatives.
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple tasks in an effective manner.
  • Knowledge and understanding of network and security fundamentals, protocols, and technologies.
  • Strong understanding of mitigating security controls (i.e., anti-virus, IPS/IDS, email filtering, web site blocking, patching) and how they work in an overall defense in depth risk assessment methodology.
  • Understanding of Technology Platforms (Windows, Open Source, Middleware Applications, Database Applications, Cisco, Microsoft security suite)
  • Understanding of incident handling.
  • Experience developing and providing effective and professional presentations to all levels (including Senior Management).
  • In-depth knowledge of security protocols and principles. 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and diverse team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Industry-recognized security, network, or other professional certifications sponsored by organizations such as SANS, ISC2, Microsoft, Cisco, and Offensive Security.
  • Working knowledge MITRE ATT&CK Framework, CIS Controls, and OWASP.
  • Experience managing projects, vendor management, and leading staff.
  • Experience in conducting training and mentoring.
  • Strong subject matter expertise in incidence response.
  • Strong understanding of Information Security industry standards/best practices such as NIST.
  • Strong understanding of Information Security related laws and regulations including HIPAA and PCI.
  • Experience with engineering and/or architecture of technologies such as network firewalls, intrusion detection sensors, antimalware technologies, vulnerability scanning technologies, and APT prevention technologies.
  • Experience developing and maintaining operational metrics.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing technology (e.g. Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, etc.)









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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Quincy, MA, US

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Date Posted:
May 13, 2024