Information Security Analyst

Royston, United Kingdom
Functional areas
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Back Lane, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DP, GB


Company description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are 3,300 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job description

You will be part of PA Group Systems Security Operations Centre team, providing in-depth analysis of internal security intelligence and external security view.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review daily security system logs and alerts - Firewall/Intrusion Detection System/Data Leak Prevention – and identify security issues.
  • Provide insight into the countermeasures PA should adopt and generate key performance indicator metrics for the security board
  • Works as a technical resource in security related projects
  • Perform forensic analysis as required
  • Working with operational teams, ensure vulnerabilities are resolved
  • Review security bulletins for threats. Liaise with key security firms reviewing threat reports
  • To provide clear messages around security to different levels of stakeholders, from technical staff through to senior manager
  • To apply investigative and intelligence analysis to security information and alerts from different sources, and provide convincing answers to IT security related issues
  • Use experience to provide 4th line support with the ability to increase knowledge across GS and PA.
  • Provide out of hours oncall availability and response to high severity incidents (usually 1 week per month – paid)


Mandatory Requirement

  • You must possess UK single-nationality and have resided in the UK for a minimum of 5 years in order to obtain the security clearance level needed for this role. Candidates without this cannot be considered

Key Skills

  • 2+ years of proven technical experience across multi-disciplinary IT fields or equivalent relevant education
  • CompTIA CySA+ or equivalent desirable
  • Good attention to detail, well organised and capable of working under pressure
  • Strong log analysis and correlation skills
  • Knowledge of ISO27001/2 and Security Essentials+ an advantage
  • Forensics experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of Logging/SIEM systems
  • Knowledge of Data Leak Prevention systems
  • Knowledge of Intrusion Detection systems
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Additional information


  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Royston, United Kingdom


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