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Security Analyst – Incident Response


This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 11, 2021.

Meriplex is a managed IT and SD-WAN solutions provider specializing in intelligent networks, cybersecurity, cloud communications and managed services for the enterprise market.

Using a collaborative approach, we provide pioneering, secure and reliable solutions customized to advance business growth.

The Security Analyst (SA) is an Operations Center role, supporting our Cyber security services.

The SA is an internal triage analyst who assesses inbound security data and communications, dealing with straightforward tasks and escalating to our Senior Security analysts as needed.

Responsibilities * Understand IT infrastructure and networking to be able to quickly dispatch security incidents with the help and guidance of Senior Security Personnel.* Triage customer requests, apply playbook driven solutions, initiate potential incident investigations through assignment to security engineers and may assist the engineers with use web-based resources to determine if a given event is potentially real, or more importantly that it is benign.* Attention to process and a willingness to learn are critical assets for the right candidate.* Strong communication skills and easily interact with a variety of different people and personalities.

Success in this role depends on the effective dispatch of both security and communication triage events to the correct persons in a timely manner.* Understand the processes and systems Meriplex uses, this will be critical in helping the Senior Security staff handle their customers as support specific customer requests.* Creating and amending runbooks that aid in expanding the knowledge of your peers.* Continuously drive to learn new aspects of the security business.

SA candidates should expect to be working with all parts of Meriplex, including engineering, operations, sales, marketing, and executive management.

A positive can-do attitude is a must.

A willingness to learn and try new things is critical.

Top 3 Skills: * Prior Incident Analysis and Response experience* Forensic analysis experience* Strong networking skills Minimum Qualifications : * Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience* 3+ years of relevant work experience within security information technology* Prior experience in Computer Incident Response team (CIRT)/Computer Emergency Response team (CERT), or a Security Operations Center (SOC)* Extensive experience in network security monitoring, network packet analysis, host and server forensics Desired Qualifications: * Prior SIEM experience ?

Security Information & Event Management system, log aggregation and event notification tool experience such as FortiSIEM.* Knowledge or experience with other tools like FortiEDR, FortiSIEM, FortiGates, ESET, ZIX, CISCO products is a plus.* CISSP, GSEC (SANS 401) certification is desirable.* SANS certification such as GREM, GCFA, GREM, GNFA, ENCE or related also preferred* Familiarity with regulatory requirements such as NIST, SOX, HIPAA etc.* Experience in industry well-known as well as open source Network and/ or Host forensic tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Strong technical skills including malware reverse engineering, memory forensics, live response techniques, registry analysis* Strong networking knowledge ?

TCP/IP protocols, OSI model, Firewalls and other networking devices* Strong case management and forensic procedural skills* Strong customer service skills and decision-making skills* Good analytical skills ?

ability to analyze and think out of the box when working a security event* Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PowerShell* Self-motivated, methodical and detail oriented Additional Skills And Experience * Security basics* Malware knowledge* Firewalls and IDS/IPS* Proxy and content filtering* Windows and Active Directory* Network and Security Auditing You will be required to attend trainings, seminars or webinars relevant to job role to enhance current knowledge base and skill set in order to improve job performance and efficiency.

Attend at least one event in a year and should not impact job/project deliverables.

Meriplex Cyber security services is a 24×7 work environment and SA?s are required to work shift work on a rotating basis.

This position works on a 5-week shift rotation which combines 12 hour shifts and 8 hour shifts.

Employment Requirements Each successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and an employment verification as a condition of employment.

Meriplex Communications and Meriplex Solutions are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers.

Meriplex Communications and Meriplex Solutions do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes.

Meriplex Communications and Meriplex Solutions will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Meriplex Communications and Meriplex Solutions Meriplex Communications is a market leader in VeloCloud SD-WAN technology and managed IT and SD-WAN solutions provider specializing in intelligent networks, cybersecurity, cloud communications and managed services for the mid-enterprise market.

Using a can-do approach, we provide creative, secure and reliable solutions customized to advance business growth.

Meriplex employees receive a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, group term life insurance, 401K, plus PTO and holiday pay.

Meriplex Communications, LTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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