Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst

Job#: 2028754

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Job Summary:
The Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst is critical in safeguarding our clients digital assets by actively monitoring, analyzing, and responding to security incidents. This position requires a keen understanding of cybersecurity principles, threat detection, incident response, and strong analytical skills to identify and mitigate security threats in real time. As a member of the Information Security Team, this is an in-person position that requires the candidate to be on call. 
Candidates must be local to Lincoln, Nebraska, or willing to relocate/commute daily to this on-site position.

·Monitor and triage security alerts and events from various sources including SIEM, IDS/IPS, firewalls, and endpoint protection systems ,et al.
·Conduct in-depth analysis of security events to identify potential security incidents or breaches.
·Investigate and triage security alerts, determining the scope, impact, and severity of the threat.
·Aid in development and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for incident detection, response, and escalation.
·Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve security incidents and implement appropriate countermeasures.
·Perform threat hunting activities to proactively identify and mitigate emerging threats.
·Maintain and update security tools and technologies to ensure optimal performance and effectiveness.
·Provide timely and accurate reports on security activities, trends, and metrics to leadership and stakeholders.
·Participate in security awareness training and education programs for staff members to enhance cybersecurity awareness and best practices.
·Stay current with industry trends, emerging threats, and security technologies to continuously improve SOC capabilities.
·Associates degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field.
·Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a security operations center or similar role.
·An Associates degree is also accepted with a minimum of 4 years of experience.
·Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, threat landscape, and attack vectors.
·Proficiency in using security tools such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and threat intelligence platforms.
·Experience with incident response procedures, including incident triage, containment, eradication, and recovery.
·Familiarity with common security frameworks and standards (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001, CIS Controls).
·Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze large datasets and identify anomalies.
·Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
·Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) are helpful.
·Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks based on the severity and impact of security incidents.
Must be able to pass background checks and employment screenings.









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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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Lincoln, NE, US

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Date Posted:
May 9, 2024