IT Security Operations Analyst

Winner of 'Health Insurance Provider of the Year 2013', Bupa is the UK's leading healthcare companies and Health Funding UK makes up a key part of our business. We go beyond providing health insurance and protection products to our customers; we are here when they need us the most, providing the information they need to get through difficult times. Our roles are rewarding and in return you will be rewarded with excellent benefits and career opportunities.

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Job Summary

The IT Security Operations Analyst will have a solid IT background covering Operating Systems, IP Networking, firewalls and boundary controls, IDS/IPS, SIEM coupled with excellent troubleshooting skills. They will have experience of developing intelligence gathering systems and managing associated incident response processes. This role will suit a highly motivated individual, with keen attention to detail, who can demonstrate exceptional analytical skills and knowledge of current and evolving Cyber threats and developing strategies for their detection and mitigation. They will report directly to the Head of IT Security, UK Market Unit. The role holder is responsible for:

Key Responsibilities

  • This role will assist the Head of IT Security with security operation activities which include but are not limited to:
  • Understanding corporate policies and developing Market Unit specific (i.e. enforceable) policies.
  • Managing the day to day maintenance of operational controls, ownership of ISO 27001, PCI DSS compliance, including the assurance of compliance to applicable legislative and regulatory controls.
  • Facilitating audits, due diligence assessments, penetration assessments and coordinating progress of actions.
  • Evaluating information security controls and techniques to ensure they are effectively implemented.
  • In collaboration with UK Information Governance, respond to information security incidents, investigate and report on security breaches.
  • Provide specialist IT Security services and advice to meet business need; undertaking security assurance activities relating to programmes and projects and perform vulnerability assessments and carry out risk management activities.

Specific Skills

  • Educated to Degree or possesses the following qualifications: CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, etc.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging advanced cyber threats, attack and evasion techniques, command and control infrastructures and insider threat behaviour.
  • Proven capability and experience of investigating, managing and remediating cyber security incidents with an ability to make sound decisions and judgements
  • Experience in escalating and articulating security concepts to all levels of audience.
  • Extremely good organisational, communication and documentation and administration skills with a good eye for detail.
  • A good understanding of typical malware functionality and capabilities.
  • A good understanding of the tools and techniques used by SOC and Incident Response teams.
  • Experience producing security documentation and other technical analysis reports.
  • Demonstrable experience in Intrusion Detection and analysis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of SIEM toolsets and applications.
  • Demonstrable experience with Data Leakage Prevention solutions.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Exposure to prevalent industry standards such as ISO27001, FCA, PRA, ICO, PCI-DSS, CIS, ITIL etc.

The following elements are considered as essential knowledge and one must be able to explain/demonstrate the configuration, management and maintenance of the following:

  • Vulnerability Management
  • Firewalls
  • SIEM
  • Endpoint Protection (including anti-malware, Application Control and Device Control)
  • Web Security
  • Email Security
  • Forward & Reverse Proxies
  • Identity & Access Management
  • PKI

In return you will be rewarded with excellent benefits - including 25 days holiday, free healthcare, an onsite gym and a subsidised canteen. You'll also be supported in developing your skills with ongoing training and career opportunities.

Bupa is committed to an environment which will attract, retain and motivate its people. Bupa aims to ensure that every applicant to, or employee of is assessed for employment, promotion and development solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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Contact Name Bupa
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Reference 009423_1489962693

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