Security Analyst

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    31 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 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 to avoid an attack from happening again. 

Assists and works closely with Jr. Security analyst in ensuring that security controls and security solutions are reviewed, functioning and running. The Security Analyst works with a moderate level of guidance. Provides peerreview to logs reported by Jr. Security Analysts using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)., which ensures that a threat or any malicious activities/traffics are caught before impacting the business and its operation.

Typically follows prescribed guidelines or procedures to resolve problems reported in the Security or discovered proactively during daily routine security checking.

Must work closely with peers during Security Incident Response. Has working knowledge in executing 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.

Globally performs a variety of routine tasks or assignments:

  • Performs daily log monitoring, detection of abnormal activities, and threat hunting (Proactive mode) to ensure 24/7 protection to the business.
  • Uses prescribed guidelines or policies to analyse and timely resolve raised incidents. Also, it ensures that requests are timely responded to and delivered.
  • Receives a moderate level of guidance when following 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 minimal guidance and direction from senior's) to ensure that an incident is timely escalated to L3 when needed
  • Assesses detected security/risk within the network, systems and applications.
  • Continues to build documentation and review operational processes and procedures to ensure that it is up to date and still applicable to the business.
  • Maintains knowledge in security-related technologies, trends, cybersecurity threats, issues, and solutions to ensure awareness of the fast evolution of Security threats.
  • Maintains knowledge of state-of-the-art information technology, equipment, and systems to ensure awareness of the fast evolution of technology

What are the qualifications?

The ideal candidate should at least have knowledge 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 2-3 years' work experience in Information Technology or Security Operation, i.e. IT Technical support experience, Jr. Security Analysts
  • Competently skilled in information security through relevant experience and formal training
  • Has some working knowledge or technical experience on several 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
  • Understanding of Information Security Management Systems and information security standards - ISO27001 & PCI-DSS 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
  • Good at handling 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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16th Floor, Frabelle Corporate Plaza, 129 Tordesillas St., Legaspi Village Makati City, Philippines, 1229

Contributory pension scheme

Flexible Working

Flexible working environment

Life Assurance

Group Life insurance coverage


‘Press Extra’, offering discounts at high street retailers

Annual Leave

28 days holiday entitlement, increasing to 30 days after 10 years of service


Free on-site Gym facilities,
cycle to work scheme


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