SOC (Security Operations Centre) Analyst






Any Defra Office


£29,179 - £32,160

Closing date:

18th January 2021

Job description

This role will offer flexibility regarding location, however, regular travel to offices in Reading (Berkshire) and/or Bristol will be required once Covid-19 restrictions are eased.

The post holders will be required to cover a shift pattern during the day.

The Defra Security Operations Centre team welcomes applicants with experience of working in a Security Operations Centre as well as applicants from other technological backgrounds or graduates in a relevant subject who may wish to move into this field of work, it should be noted that they must demonstrate transferable technical skills and a keen interest in cyber security to be considered for the role.

As part of an overall security improvement plan, Defra is transforming its IT security processes and approach in line with our new multi-supplier IT operating model. The Security Operations Centre Analysts will work within Defra’s recently formed Cyber Security Operations Centre and will be part of a team responsible for the day to day handling of incidents assigned to the Cyber Security Operations Centre and investigating indicators of compromise provided by Threat Intelligence or our third party Cyber Hunter function.

The Security Operations Centre Analyst will use a wide range of tools and technical expertise to perform their role, currently focusing primarily on user behaviour, cloud security & application security, however this will develop and grow as the range of services that are protectively monitored by Defra’s Cyber Security Operations Centre increases as we mature.