Junior Security Analyst

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    6 January 2022

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We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

We are recruiting for a passionate Junior Security Analyst who will be part of our Global Security Operation Centre Team in Manila.  The role will serve as the Front-line support to counter an attack and performs in-depth analysis (based on received instruction, guidance and direction from a more senior-level role) to avoid an attack from happening. 

He/She ensures that security controls and security solutions are reviewed, functioning, effective and running. The Jr. Security Analyst will be working under a senior's guidance in daily checking and monitoring Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). This ensures that a threat or any malicious activities/traffics are caught before impacting the business and its operation.

It is also the Jr. Security Analyst responsibility to ensure timely reporting of all problems or services detected not functioning to their senior's. It is the duty of security analyst's to react proactively to identify issues or problems within security solutions, systems, and networks. This way, systems or solutions are ensured functioning and operating as efficiently as possible.

Again with the close guidance and direction from seniors, Jr. Security analysts also must perform the initial tasks defined in Security Operation incident response. Mixing the tactics/strategy of either a Blue Team and/or Red Team for breaches, threats, viruses, malwares, malicious/suspicious traffics/activities and active attacks detected in Cambridge University Press & Assessment.

Why should you join Cambridge?

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

What can we offer you?

The role is pivotal to the success of technology services for the organisation. There are no limits to the opportunities afforded to work with new and exciting technologies and highly talented people.

The Global Security Operation Centre team has a skill booster success program offered to all new joiners of the team. Your first 30 days is allocated to studying and completing BTL 1 Training, Certification, and hands-on laboratories (unlimited access). The program objective is to strengthen your confidence, skills and knowledge as a Blue Team technical defender. The course outline is as follows:


On top of these, working with Cambridge will also give you stability. We show our care for our people by allowing them to grow not just professionally but also personally. We promote work-life balance through flexible work

What will you do in this role?

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

Global operation daily routine assignments are:

  • Performs daily log monitoring, detection of abnormal activities, and threat hunting (Proactive mode) to ensure 24/7 protection to the business.
  • Performs daily checking of Security operation tickets queue to ensure timely response to requests and incidents while maintaining the quality of service. Also uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard requests/incidents.
  • Follows Incident Response (reactive mode) procedures, i.e. response to security alerts from SOC Global monitoring tools, malware attack, virus escalation, DDOS, the discovery of Data theft, etc., to ensure support efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provides L2 support for Security Operation Services (with guidance and direction from senior's) before escalating to L3 (refer to SOC Service Catalogue) to ensure that an incident is timely escalated when needed.
  • Performs timeline and information note-taking during M1 and P1 incidents to ensure that all details needed in completing the Security Incident report are documented.
  • Helps in documenting and updating operational processes and procedures to ensure that it is up to date and is still applicable to the business

What are the qualifications?

The ideal candidate should at least have basic knowledge/idea about Cyber Security, Ethical hacking, Intrusion Prevention, Incident Response, Computer Forensics, Reverse Engineering from tertiary school.

In addition, experience, knowledge or expertise in the following are an advantage:

  • A minimum of 0-1 year of work experience in Information Technology or Customer IT Technical support industries
  • Typically requires a college or university degree or the equivalent work experience and has conceptual knowledge of fundamental theories, principles and practices
  • Has some basic knowledge or understanding of some information security technologies, including Firewalls, IDS/IPS, DLP, End Point Security, Data Encryption, Network Access Control, Web/Email filtering, Penetration Testing, Forensic Investigation and Security Incident and Event Management is an advantage
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written), i.e. ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences at various levels, is a must
  • Willingness to work in extended hours when needed, especially during MI or P1 security incidents
  • Ability to work in shifting schedule for 24x7 security coverage
  • Knows how to handle pressure or stress

What does our organisation stand for?

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role

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