Security Analyst in Austin, TX at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 7/20/2020

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Security Analyst Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Security Analyst for an opportunity with a client in Austin, TX. The Security Analyst will support the customer's Security Operations Center (SOC). Including resource capabilities and activities related to security monitoring, threat, and vulnerability management and incident response (IR). Analyst must be able to demonstrate ability to perform and support in-depth investigations and 'hunting' activities. Preference will be made for candidates who can support 'non-business hours' shifts.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Total of 10 years' experience in the Information Technology/ Information Security industry, with minimum of 5 years of experience as a Security Analyst utilizing SIEM technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in using the Splunk Enterprise Security SIEM technologies
  • Splunk Power User Certification is PREFERRED.
  • Certified Ethic Hacker (CEH) and/or Certified Incident Handler (GCIH or ECIH) credentials is a plus for this position.


  • Characterize and analyze network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network resources.
  • Document and escalate incidents (including event's history, status, and potential impact for further action) that may cause ongoing and immediate impact to the environment.
  • Perform cyber defense trend analysis and reporting.
  • Provide daily summary reports of network events and activity relevant to cyber defense practices.
  • Receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts.
  • Provide timely detection, identification, and alerting of possible attacks/intrusions, anomalous activities, and misuse activities and distinguish these incidents and events from benign activities.
  • Use cyber defense tools for continual monitoring and analysis of system activity to identify malicious activity.
  • Analyze identified malicious activity to determine weaknesses exploited, exploitation methods, effects on system and information.
  • Conduct research, analysis, and correlation across a wide variety of all source data sets (indications and warnings).

Qualifying Experience and Attributes:

  • Holding the Splunk Power User Certification is PREFERRED.
  • Ability to create and maintain custom reports, dashboards and views utilizing the SIEM
  • Ability to manage (add, modify and delete) data feeds between monitored devices and the SIEM
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity, privacy principles, cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of encryption algorithms, cryptography, and cryptographic key management concepts.
  • Knowledge of host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list, capabilities lists).
  • Knowledge of how to use network analysis tools to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.
  • Skill in detecting host and network based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies (e.g., Snort).
  • Skill in using protocol analyzers.
  • Skill in collecting data from a variety of cyber defense resources.
  • Skill in recognizing and categorizing types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting signatures (e.g., snort).
  • Skill in performing packet-level analysis.
  • US Citizen and must be able to pass background check(s)

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.