First Line Security Event Analyst (FLSEA)

Mons (Arrondissement), Hainaut (BE)
Approx daily rates in Euros: 400.00-600.00 per day
03 Nov 2020
01 Dec 2020
Clearance Level
Job Type

- Comprehensive knowledge of   the    principles of   computer and    communications security including knowledge of   TCP/IP networking, Windows and    Linux operating systems
- Broad understanding of   common network security threats and    mitigation techniques
 Experience in   the    following:
- Security Information and    Event Management products (SIEM) –  e.g.    ArcSight, Splunk
- Analysis of   Network Based Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) events– e.g. SourceFire, Palo Alto    Network Threat Prevention
- Log analysis from a  variety of   sources (e.g. Firewalls, Proxies, Routers, DNS and other security appliances)
- Network traffic capture analysis using Wireshark
- Logical approach to   analysis and ability   to   perform structured security investigations using large, complex data sets
- Good written and spoken communication skills- Ability to  work independently and    as   part    of   a  team

- Holding industry leading certification in   the    area of   cyber security such as   GCIA, GNFA,GCIH
- Computer Incident Response Centre (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT)
- Proficiency in   Intrusion/Incident Detection and Handling- Experience in the following areas:
• Full Packet Capture systems –  e.g. Niksun, RSA/NetWitness
• Host Based Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS)
• Computer security tools (Vulnerability Assessment, Anti-virus, Protocol Analysis,Anti-Virus, Protocol Analysis, Anti-Spyware, etc.)
• Computer forensics tools (stand alone, online and network)
• Military communication systems and networks

A  university degree in   a  technical subject with a focus on   Information Technology (IT), obtained from a nationally recognized/certified institution in   addition to   a  minimum of 1  year experience in   the    field of   cyber security analysis. The    lack    of   a  degree may be compensated by   at   least 3  years of   relevant experience in   field of   cyber security analysis. Similarly, candidate’s lacking experience can    compensate by   demonstrating a high level of   knowledge in   the    field of   cybersecurity.  

As a First Line Security Event Analyst (FLSEA), the incumbent will perform initial analysis of logs and network traffic, determine alert severity and escalate when required. The analyst will collate information and present findings in a clear, structured format, providing remediation recommendations and first line response where applicable. 
Main responsibilities:
- Conduct research and assessments of security events within NATO Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) team
- Provide analysis of firewall, IDS, anti-virus and other network sensor produced events and present findings
- Appropriately leverage the comprehensive extended toolset (e.g. Log Collection,Intrusion Detection, Packet Capture, VA, Network Devices etc.) for enhancing investigations
- Support the end-to-end Incident Handling process
- Propose optimisations and enhancements which help to both maintain and improve NATO’s Cyber Security posture

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