Skillsoft
Security Analyst
Brand: Skillsoft
Req#: 463647
Updated: 08/14/2018
Job Type: Regular
Location: Nashua NH
Category: Information Technology
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Job Description
Position Overview

Skillsoft is currently seeking a talented IT Security Analyst to join our Global IT team.

The IT Security Analyst performs two core functions for the enterprise. The first is the day-to-day operations of the in-place security solutions while the second is the identification, investigation and resolution of security breaches detected by those systems. Secondary tasks may include involvement in the implementation of new security solutions, participation in the creation and or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability audits and assessments. The IT Security Analyst is expected to be fully aware of the enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures and guidelines and to actively work towards upholding those goals.

Position Responsibilities

Acquisition & Deployment

Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors

Recommend additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security

Perform the deployment, integration and initial configuration of all new security solutions and of any enhancements to existing security solutions in accordance with standard best operating procedures generically and the enterprise’s security documents specifically

Operational Management

Maintain up-to-date 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, etc.)

Maintain operational configurations of all in-place security solutions as per the established baselines

Monitor all in-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations

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, etc.). Interpret the implications of that activity and devise plans for appropriate resolution

Participate in investigations into problematic activity

Participate in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits

Provide on-call support for end users for all in-place security solutions

Desired Skills and Experience

Customer Focused – personally demonstrated that both external and internal customers are a high priority by identifying, and responding to their needs in a timely and efficient manner

Initiative – Recognizes opportunities and initiates actions to capitalize on them by looking for a new and productive ways to make an impact

Innovative Thinking – Embraces and champions new ideas and encourages others to do likewise

Building Organizational Commitment – Demonstrates commitment, loyalty and appreciation for the organization. Conveys a high-level of concern for all employees, while helping to ensure that both their needs and those of the organization are met

Knowledge & Experience

Minimum 3 years of general IT experience required

Experience with Endpoint solutions including Anti-Virus, Firewall, Malware, Intrusion Detection

Working technical knowledge of computer hardware including desktops, laptops, smartphones (preferably iPhone), servers, storage, removal media, printers, faxes, and other storage or communication devices

Strong understanding of TCP/IP and other network protocols

Strong understanding of Microsoft Operating Systems

Personal Attributes

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to conduct research into IT security issues and products as required

Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language

Highly self-motivated and directed

Keen attention to detail

Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment

Work Hours

Full-time on-site work schedule with on-call availability

Education and Certifications

University degree in the field of computer science or equivalent work experience
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Skillsoft is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer: It is the policy of Skillsoft Corporation to provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability (mental or physical), protected veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by law