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SOC Manager

  • Reference IP30881-KG-JS
  • Salary £50,000 - £70,000
  • Location Cardiff
  • Job type Permanent

About the company…
Traditionally not known for their technical capabilities our client are completing multiple transformations and changes to compete within their industry. The technical teams keep the company at the forefront of technology and as the company scales in projects and size, they have an exciting IT department that are constantly thinking of new ways to improve their functions.

Within the security team, they are creating a secure and robust environment where they can protect their internal and external users. By bringing the security responsibilities in-house they have created a security operations center to respond effectively to all cyber security incidents and help build the first line of defense for the organisation against potential threats.

About you…
You have a security mindset across multiple functions; incident response, threat management and vulnerability monitoring. If there’s one you are more skilled in, that’s absolutely fine, as with the capabilities across the security teams, there will be the chance to develop further skills from likeminded individuals.

As you are focussed on security (in work and at home as a hobby – hopefully!) you will understand the threat landscape, the options an incident response team can take to rectify issues and you will be happy hunting for new threats within an enterprise landscape.

What you’ll be doing…
The SOC Manager sits within the security operations center, reports into the Head of Security Operations but works in a collaborative approach across all security functions. You will lead a team of SOC Analysts and help to build this SOC capability within the company. You will improve the efficiencies of the SOC, implement (and develop on) a monitoring strategy and look to the future – assessing where further improvements can be made to the current set up.

You will get to take ownership of the IR procedures within the SOC, define requirements and, due to try to automate the initial processes as much as possible. You will be coaching team members in best practice, helping them to develop and bringing a passion into the role that rubs off onto the rest of the team.

What we’re ideally looking for…
* Someone with a good level of experience working in a SOC, within IR and security monitoring.
* The ability to understand the changing nature of security threats and the best options available to tackle them.
* Strong IT background across cyber security, infrastructure and networking technologies. You’ve got to have a good knowledge across all aspects of IT so you can help defend against them fully.
* Familiarity with various cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP etc)
* An inquisitive nature who’s willing to go the extra mile to come up with innovative solutions.
* Certificates within relevant accreditations; GMON, GCED, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP etc

Next steps…
Apply, apply and apply, we’ll see how suitable you are and then get in touch to tell you more about the opportunity

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