Security Operations Analyst Security Operations Analyst …

IG Group
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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IG Group
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
IG Group
Security Operations Analyst
Job Description

Role Responsibilities:

Security Monitoring
• Monitor a wide variety of security tools directly and via the SIEM as necessary to detect cyber attacks and other unauthorised activity.
• Assist with the creation and refinement of security monitoring rules, techniques and processes.
Incident Management
• Gather data and perform the initial analysis for newly discovered security incidents, classifying and triaging as appropriate.
• Investigate and resolve security incidents both independently and in collaboration with the wider SOC team.
• Ensure accurate logs are made of all actions during incident response activities, and produce a final report detailing the incident timeline when required.
• Actively participate in post-incident process improvement and reporting activities.
Vulnerability Management
• Perform regular and on-demand automated vulnerability scans and interpret the results for affected teams and asset owners.
• Track remediation activities, provide remediation assistance where required, and ensure vulnerabilities are closed within the defined time limits.
Security Policy Review and Maintenance
• Perform regular reviews and audits of technical security controls, including firewall policies, DLP policies, Active Directory permissions, and SIEM log collection.
• Help meet company compliance requirements by supporting internal and external audits, risk assessments and reviews.
• Assess requests for exceptions and whitelisting in security controls (such as firewalls, web proxies, DLP, etc) and approve or deny according to defined guidance.
Reporting & Documentation
• Assist with the preparation of regular reports and the collection of defined metrics.
• Take part in the creation and continual improvement of SOC process and procedures documentation, as well as the refinement of manual and automated workflows and playbooks.
• Perform short tasks and work on more complex projects as required to assist and improve the effective operation of the SOC, such as testing and evaluating potential tools and services, assessing the impact of IT changes, optimising existing tools, collaborating with external teams, and other tasks.


A university degree in one of the following fields is preferred (but not required): • Cyber / Information Security, Digital Forensics, Ethical Hacking • Computer Science, Software Development, Network Engineering • Mathematics, Physics and other STEM subjectsDesirable:
- Other desirable certifications include: • CISSP • CEH, CREST, OSCP • Security+, Network+ • Vendor certifications for Microsoft, Linux, cloud, networking or security products

Personal Attributes

This will be a busy role in a team so the successful candidate's behaviours will need to strongly aligned to our values:
• Champion the client: customer service is a passion, cultivates trust, has clarity and communicates well, works with pace and momentum
• Lead the way: innovative and resilient, strong learning agility and curiosity
• Love what we do: Conscientiousness - has high self-discipline, carefulness, thoroughness and organisation, Flexible and adaptable

Number of openings
Company Overview

IG empowers informed, decisive, adventurous people to access opportunities in over 15,000 financial markets. With a strong focus on innovation and technology, the company puts client needs at the heart of everything it does.

IG’s vision is to be a global leader in retail trading and investments. Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, it continued leading the way by launching the world’s first online and iPhone trading services.

IG is now an award-winning, multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex. It provides leveraged services with the option of limited-risk guarantees, and offers an execution-only share dealing service in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Ireland, Austria and the Netherlands. IG has recently launched a range of affordable, fully managed investment portfolios, to provide a comprehensive offering to investors and active traders.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, including a Swiss bank, Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the US, where it offers on-exchange limited risk derivatives via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX (from published financial statements, October 2016)