Security Analyst Job Description Sample

Find below a sample job description template for the position of Security Analyst:

Company: _____________________

Job Title: Security Analyst

Location of the Job: Westlake Village, CA

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Job Description:

We are looking for a security analyst with at least 5 years experience in Networking and Security. The suitable candidate will need to have experience with IDS/IPS, specifically with Snort regarding configuration, tuning, patching, maintenance, etc.

Position Requirements:

  • Computer forensic skills desirable.​
  • Strong analytical skills.​
  • College degree and CISSP or other professional designation or certification related to Information Security preferred
  • Knowledge of Network and Host Security Assessment tools
  • Ability to research, analyze and resolve complex problems with minimal supervision and escalate issues as appropriate
  • Experience with deploying and securing Internet applications.​
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting language to automate tasks.​
  • Strong familiarity with security issues surrounding network computing and experience in implementation of security systems and controls
  • Prior experience developing and implementing security policy and/​or standards desirable.​
  • Five (5) years or more experience in information security related positions, including at least two (2) years experience with hands-on technical experience.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to intrusion detection alerts.​
  • Develop, document and implement information security procedures to enforce information security standards.​
  • Monitor for the occurrence of security incidents and respond using incident response best practices.​
  • Develop, review and maintain security policies and standards for Windows/​UNIX operating systems.​
  • Manage firewalls, proxy servers, and intrusion detection devices.​
  • Work with internal businesses, users and staff to enforce corporate information security policy and procedures by providing assistance in applying security standards to projects and implementations.​ This is to ensure designs for applications and acquired security components are compliant.​
  • Identify and remediate vulnerabilities within critical applications and databases findings.​
  • Perform Windows and UNIX security administration.​

Salary: 48.00 – 48.00 Hourly DOE

Contact Information:

[Contact Person]

Phone: ______________________

Fax: ________________________

E-mail: ______________________