Junior Security Analyst Job Description

Junior Security Analyst Job Description

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Junior security analyst provides technical security system engineering support for analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance of Visibility Security Systems such as Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS), Log aggregation Systems and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

Junior Security Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Consult with business users within and outside of HR to gather access requirements, and determine best approach for access to the system, at times thinking out of the box in order to maintain current requirements while providing solutions for others
Monitor system access
Liaise with our technical partners to ensure that technical measures are implemented to conform to HR information security requirements and access rights
Monitor and report on trends of information security and data access issues
Review the access violation reports and investigate possible exceptions
Develop scripts and other automated procedures for importing structured data from other systems into Oracle databases
Specify users and user access levels for each object in Oracle database
Be responsible for maintaining user access to HR systems through audits and automated reporting
Create test scripts as needed to test new functionality or new access requirements while adhering to security and production approval processes
Complete daily reporting and security tasks, updates, and processes to ensure that users access and controls hold after nightly updates

Junior Security Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Junior Security Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: II, IAT, CEH, GCIH, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, SOC2, SOC1, ISO

Education for Junior Security Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the junior security analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Education, Information Technology, Engineering, Business, Technical, Cyber Security, Information Systems, Applied Mathematics

Skills for Junior Security Analyst

Desired skills for junior security analyst include:

Technologies
Design principals
Information Security fundamentals
Databases
Intrusion Detection Systems IDS and SIEM technologies
Security controls and processes in a IT environment
Windows
Access
Ensure that timely and accurate feedback and recommended edits are delivered to the author
Excel

Desired experience for junior security analyst includes:

Review baselines for the secure configuration and operations of all in-place devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., security tools) or not (i.e., workstations, servers, network devices)
Review logs and reports of all in-place devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., security tools) or not (i.e., workstations, servers, network devices)
Demonstrate foresight in recognizing potential security issues
Work with internal partners to develop ways to improve processes
Act as a focal point for responding to security questions
Use change control mechanisms to manage changes to our HR entitlement systems

Junior Security Analyst Examples

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Junior Security Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a junior security analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for junior security analyst
  • Support, test and production servers including after-hours support and monitoring server usage and up-time
  • Help hardware upgrades, patches, server upgrades, and new configurations
  • Perform analysis and produce documentation on logs produced by network devices utilized within the DOTS such as firewalls, content filtering, and syslog from various sources/devices
  • Intrusion Detection capabilities, substantiating vulnerability scanner results, and directory services
  • Provide security events analysis and support to include identifying potential threat, anomalies, and infections, documenting findings, and providing recommendations
  • Proactively recommend and implement improvements
  • Performs analysis and translates business needs to create high-quality Business Requirements and Functional Specifications documentation to solve moderately complex problems considering all impacted components from an end-to-end perspective
  • Understand security requirements for multiple roles within HR systems including Ultipro, Kenexa, Talent Reward
  • Process new security requests for HR systems using current Quickbase system
  • Sync production and testing environments for Ultipro and Ultipro Time and Attendance using audit reports and makes updates as needed
Qualifications for junior security analyst
  • Investigate assigned second line support calls and identify the root cause of incidents and problems
  • 1 years’ experience as a Security Engineer within a large scale (preferably multinational) technology services environment
  • 1 – 3 years of systems engineering
  • Experience in internal auditing of systems and processes
  • Deep knowledge of the information security principles
  • Understanding of ISO 27001 and other best practice standards
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Junior Security Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of junior security analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for junior security analyst
  • Have the ability to prioritize tasks independently and switch priorities quickly when needed
  • Edit and creates content for various HR webpages using Dreamweaver
  • Edit and creates content streamlines functionality within HR Security Quickbase
  • Maintain current training documents for HR systems
  • Conducts interviews, fact-finding, and independent research to design creative solutions for business problems
  • IT platforms Super User and systems administrator
  • Global system’s expert, super user
  • Market support and training
  • Automated International Federation of Spirits Producers (IFSP) reports fixes
  • Bulk approval of IFSP reports
Qualifications for junior security analyst
  • Auditing using formal best practice auditing frameworks and methodologies
  • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework, NIST, and CNSSI
  • At least one year of experience in Cyber Security is preferred
  • Experience in auditing financial information security regulations preferred but not required
  • Willingness to be on call for 24/7 for security incidents as they may occur
  • System data update
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Junior Security Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of junior security analyst. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for junior security analyst
  • Under close supervision designs and configures security systems, including proxy, remote access, mail gateway, intrusion prevention, wireless networking, data leak prevention, security information and event management and web application firewalls
  • Update of training materials
  • Escalate issues to developer
  • Finance support for Brand Protection and corporate security
  • Update of Spend Tracker with analyses
  • Travel and Expense tracking and reporting
  • Tracking and reporting end to end market brand protection budgets an spend
  • Maintain global equipment inventories
  • Training Admin
  • Review data generated by Foreground’s Automated Threat Intelligence Platform (ATIP) and various client-side Network Security Monitoring (NSM) and Security Event and Information Management (SIEM) tools for signs of malicious or suspicious activity
Qualifications for junior security analyst
  • Ensure zero missed service level agreement conditions
  • Analytical skills, critical ability and attention to detail
  • High level understanding of business processes
  • Leverage internal and external resources to research threats, vulnerabilities, and intelligence on various attackers and attack infrastructure On a rolling basis, use our custom hunting VDI solution to identify root cause, scope, and severity of each incident and compile findings into a finished analytical product
  • Recommend tuning and instrumentation improvements to V-SOC clients
  • Work with our Threat Intelligence and Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Teams to identify threats, develop or recommend countermeasures to our clients, and perform advanced network and host analysis in the event of a compromise
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Junior Security Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of junior security analyst. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for junior security analyst
  • Work with our Research and Development Team to improve and expand custom Foreground toolsets
  • Receive training on and demonstrate competency in multiple NSM/SIEM platforms
  • Assist with Fraud and Special Investigations projects as assigned by manager
  • Support investigations involving external customers suspected of submitting fraudulent data
  • Support credit reporting investigations with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies
  • Support investigations involving web sites dealing with fraud scams and misrepresentation of credit data
  • Support all new and existing contract negotiations
  • Monitor threat and vulnerability news services for any relevant information that may impact installed infrastructure
  • The post will require rotating 24X7 shift work to include daytime, night time, and weekend work
  • Undertaking vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
Qualifications for junior security analyst
  • Provide a service to clients to ensure that their IT infrastructure and systems remain operational through proactively identifying, investigating and resolving technical incidents and problems and to restore service to clients by managing incidents to resolution
  • Knowledge of credit file – asset
  • Knowledge of the Canadian financial industry and all privacy regulations
  • Knowledge of intelligence gathering and analysis
  • Ability to support effective investigations – asset
  • Bi-lingual (French) preferable
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Junior Security Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of junior security analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for junior security analyst
  • Undertaking security related investigations/forensic analysis
  • Daily security operational processes
  • Identifying any nonconformity within the business and escalate appropriately
  • Monitor and review computer security logs and security systems
  • Review daily reports for unusual and malicious system and user activity
  • Perform configuration of information security systems
  • Provide tuning and correlation recommendations to remove false positives
  • Follow-up on outstanding security issues and recommend remediation steps
  • Research new security threats and determine how to mitigate and detect the threats
  • Use and maintain ticketing systems
Qualifications for junior security analyst
  • Students must have a graduation date by June 2017
  • Law enforcement and/or fraud intelligence team background
  • Understanding of performing 1st level analysis and interpretation of information from SOC systems
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, Perl)
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years or higher degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Information Systems
  • Relevant security certifications (CISSP, GCIA, GCIH, GREM, CEH)

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