IT Security Specialist (SOC Tier 1)

    • San Antonio, TX

Kforce has a client that is seeking an IT Security Specialist (SOC Tier 1) in San Antonio, Texas (TX). Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor security systems and analyze potential threats using security technologies such as SIEM, Firewalls, Vulnerability Scanners, IDS/IPS (host and network based), and Anti-Virus
  • Perform event log analysis, incident response to critical security alarms, and network monitoring for health and availability of clients' systems
  • Analyze network traffic to assess, prioritize and differentiate between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms
  • Investigate indicators of compromise to determine trends and eliminate threats within customer environments
  • Communicate alerts to clients regarding intrusions and degradation of their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems within customer expectations
  • Provide accurate and actionable intelligence to clients
  • Performing scheduled checks of security devices to detect failures in technology and process
  • Re-categorizing, blacklisting, whitelisting to allow/disallow access
  • Reviewing output of vulnerability scans and performing actions as appropriate
  • Conducting performance and health monitoring of security applications and critical network infrastructure
  • Creating and preparing reports from monitoring tools
  • Able to perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree and/or 1-3 years of experience in an information technology role
  • Professional certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Network+, SANS/GIAC (GSEC), and/or equivalent are preferred
Experience in IT, network and security operations, with strong knowledge of and hands-on experience with:
  • Network security attacks, vectors and network protocols including TCP, UDP, ICMP, SNMP, HTTP, and FTP
  • Experience with network troubleshooting of workstations, server, switches, and routers
  • Operating systems knowledge and systems administration skills for various versions of UNIX, LINUX, and Windows and ability to read and understand Windows logs
  • Strong knowledge of the various security solutions such as AV, IPS, IDS, SIEM, firewalls and proxies
  • Understanding of Incident Response phases
  • Information Security and Compliance industry standards and best practices
  • A keen interest in security and the need for the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and information systems to be maintained
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and listening skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • High level of integrity, judgment and situational awareness
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with peers, across teams, and with management
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Capability of learning and performing all the activities that everyone on the shift does
  • Excellent customer service skills
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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