Horizon Technologies is looking for Security Operations Center (SOC) Analysts for one of its clients in Canada who will work in their Network Operations and Security Operations Center team.

You will work collaboratively to detect and respond to information security incidents, develop, maintain and follow procedures for security event alerting and participate in security investigations.

  • You will perform tasks including monitoring, research, classification, and analysis of security events that occur on the network or endpoint.
  • You should have familiarity with the principles of network and endpoint security, current threat and attack trends, and have a working knowledge of security principles such as defense in depth.
  • You must be competent to work at a high technical level and be capable of identifying threats, and threat vectors that cause security events.

Your Responsibilities

As SOC Analyst you will have the following responsibilities and tasks:

  • Monitor network and information systems security alerts and notifications of potentially malicious activity
  • To be specific the following devices/systems to be monitored IPS/FWAntivirusURL/DNS filtering Wifi ApsSIEM
  • Conduct an impact assessment and determine the classification of detected events
  • Identify, report, and investigate potential security incidents
  • Coordinate escalations to appropriate support teams to ensure timely incident resolution
  • Perform technical troubleshooting and security analysis of incidents
  • Identify and recommend threat containment and eradication actions
  • Maintain intrusion detection system signatures
  • Perform tuning of SIEM filters and events correlation to ensure continuous monitoring improvements
  • Perform continuous vulnerability management scans (CVMS) of the infrastructure
  • Analyze and report on the findings of the CVMS, determining existing security vulnerabilities and identifying false positives
  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient SOC standard operating procedures
  • Maintain awareness of evolving threats, trends, and technologies; and perform knowledge sharing with other members of the team
  • Assist in information security risk assessment activities
  • Assist in security investigations, training, and awareness exercises
  • Other related tasks as required Security Clearance
  • Mandatory: Reliability Status or the eligibility to obtain and maintain it

Your Required Qualifications

  • You have 2-5 years of experience in SOC operations or a related technical IT operations field
  • Graduation with a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security Program or a related discipline
  • You have experience in security assessment and incident management
  • Technical education, preferably in computational sciences or business information technology
  • You have basic experience in IT risk management, Information Security, and IT processes
  • Knowledge of information systems hardening i.e. operating systems, network devices, and application security
  • Knowledge of incident response methodologies e.g. NIST, SANSSANS GIAC, CISSP, CISA, or other security certification would be an asset
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Ability to work autonomously with attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively and write concisely and clearly
  • Knowledge of ITIL is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Your Desired Qualifications

  • Skills in performing vulnerability scans and assessments
  • Skills in setting up and maintaining firewalls
  • Skills in macOS and Linux
  • Skills in scripting languages

Note :

The Timing of this job will be from 6 pm till 3 am (Monday to Friday)

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
Third Shift (Night)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
2 Years - 5 Years
Apply Before:
Dec 13, 2022
Posting Date:
Nov 12, 2022

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Horizon Technologies

Information Technology · 101-200 employees - Karachi

Horizon Technologies is an established IT services company having years of experience providing high-quality and cost-effective web development, IT Support and Surveillance solutions. Our expertise lie in Custom Web, mobile & Software Development, Surveillance (CCTV), Time Attendance and Access Control, IT consultancy & infrastructure, BPO & contact center work along with recruitment & IT Maintenance services. We are an one stop IT & office automation service provider where all your IT & business augmentation requirements are met under one umbrella of Horizon Technologies.

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