IT Security Analyst – Athlone | Collins McNicholas

IT Security Analyst – Athlone

  • Reference: 43628
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath
  • Category: Information Technology

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse and respond to security incidents
  • Aid, and or lead in the ongoing optimization of Security Information and Event Management software (SIEM)
  • Ability to manage, monitor and support IT Security technologies, including but not limited to email SPAM filtering solutions, vulnerability scanning solutions, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), anti-virus software, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Data Classification
  • Ability to identify organizational risk and escalate appropriately
  • Participate in rotational on-call duties in support of a 24×7 security operations centre (SOC) escalation team
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Information Technology
  • Acquired 2-5 years’ IT experience, with a minimum of 2 years specifically in an information security environment
  • Knowledgeable of one or more of the following information security disciplines: intrusion detection system (IDS) monitoring, incident response, information assurance, computer security best practices, system hardening, vulnerability assessment, vulnerability management, antivirus, firewalls, and techniques for analysing TCP/IP network traffic and event logs
  • Experience log event correlation / security information and event management (SIEM) tools such as IBM Qradar, vulnerability assessment tools such as Rapid7 Nexpose, and GRC and policy management tools such as Keylight lockpath and Tripwire
  • A security certification (CISSP, CISM, SANS GIAC, Security+, or equivalent) is highly beneficial for this challenging position
  • A strong experience working in a project base environment; delivering high-standard, deadline driven results
  • Naturally rigorous and organized, demonstrate solid problem solving and decision making skills
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Must be able to weigh business needs against security concerns and articulate issues and options to management

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