GuidePoint Security

Founded: 2011
Employees: 51-200
Information Technology and Services

vSOC Analyst II


vSOC Analysts at GuidePoint Security monitor customer environments and perform Incident Detection, Validation, and Incident Reporting. vSOC Analysts are the frontline of vSOC and are customer-facing representatives. vSOC Analysts are responsible for triaging events and incidents, and reporting validated incidents to the customer for incident response. This position will provide tier 1 and tier 2 incident management support to a commercial Security Operations Center (SOC). Candidates will monitor an orchestration platform and SIEM for suspicious events and anomalous activity. Once detected, candidates will execute playbook actions according to established rules and procedures. This position is a combination of on-premises work at a customer location in Northern Virginia in the Reston/Herndon area and at our corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor an orchestration platform for suspicious events and anomalous activity
  • Execute playbooks based on the type of event or activity
  • Leverage the SIEM to do deeper analysis of events and incidents as necessary
  • Triage events for criticality and escalate according to predefined processes
  • Validate suspicious events and incidents by using open-source and proprietary intelligence sources
  • Document and manage incident cases in a case management system
  • Report incidents to the customer using a ticketing system Interface with customers to resolve issues, provide additional information, and answer questions related to incidents and monitoring
  • Work an 8-hour shift as needed and directed to provide coverage for customer environments
  • Keep up-to-date with information security news, techniques, and trends
  • Become proficient with Splunk as an analyst
  • Become proficient with ServiceNow as an analyst
  • Become proficient with third-party threat intelligence tools as required

Position Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience in an information security role (Required)
  • Experience working in a Security Operations Center (Required)
  • Experience with Incident Management (Required)
  • Strong communication skills written and oral (Required)
  • Must have reliable transportation (Required)
  • Must be within comfortable driving distance of Herndon/Reston, VA (Required)
  • Experience with Splunk (Desired)
  • Experience with Phantom (Desired)
  • Experience writing and communicating with customers (Desired)
  • Degree in Information Security or Information Technology (Desired)
  • Security Industry Certifications (Highly Desired)

Why GuidePoint?

GuidePoint Security is a rapidly growing, profitable, privately-held value added reseller that focuses exclusively on Information Security. Since its inception in 2011, GuidePoint has grown to over 200 employees, established strategic partnerships with leading security vendors, and serves as a trusted advisor to more than 1,000 clients.

Firmly-defined core values drive all aspects of the business, which have been paramount to the company’s success and establishment of an enjoyable workplace atmosphere. At GuidePoint, your colleagues are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced and will seek to collaborate and provide mentorship and guidance at every opportunity.

This is a unique and rare opportunity to grow your career along with the one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

Some added perks….

  • MacBook Air or Pro
  • Healthy mobile phone and home internet allowance
  • 100% employer-paid medical and dental with generous employer family contributions
  • Eligibility for retirement plan after 2 months at open enrollment

Equal Opportunity Employer

GuidePoint Security, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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