Senior Security Analyst

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    11 June 2022

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Arianne Santos

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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 Senior Security Analyst who will be part of our Global Security Operation Centre Team in Manila.  The role leads the Security Front-line support to counter an attack and performing indepth analysis to avoid an attack from happening again. 

Senior Security Analyst ensures that the team performs and completes their daily roles and responsibilities in various aspects for Cambridge University Press & Assessment and at our worldwide locations.

The Senior Security Analyst leads the Major and Priority 1 incident/s investigation and analysis with the Manila Security Analysts. The candidate should possess strong analytical writing and briefing skills and synthesise complex information from various sources when writing an MI or P1 Security Incident report. The ability to analyse and convey risk and analytical assessment data in an easy to understand manner is critical.

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.

Team Leadership role:

  • Provides guidance and coaching with Security Analysts to ensure alignment to processes and compliance with policies o
  • Monitors and ensures that tickets are correctly prioritised, attended and meeting OLA/SLA to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the team
  • Inform or escalate immediately to SLT/SLT+1 in case of an MI and/or P1 to ensure immediate awareness of affected business platforms.
  • Review and release communications initiatives, i.e. Security Alerts, Security Advisories, to ensure that contents and compositions are accurate and send the correct information and message.
  • Plans and monitors team scheduling for 24x7 coverage to ensure balance within the team.
  • Works independently; receives minimal guidance
  • Provides weekly status reports for the projects/tickets and outstanding issues for SLT/SLT+1 awareness.

Global Operation Support role:

  • Leads and provides direction during Incident Response to ensure that L2 and L3 escalation processes are followed
  • Provides validation or confirmation to incidents detected by the Security Analyst to ensure that captured information is correct, sufficient and has performed all steps included in Blue Team/Red Team process.
  • In-depth analysis, writes and completes Security Reports on findings, RCA and provide recommendations for corrective action during M1 and P1 incidents to avoid the incident from happening again
  • Solves complex problems or problems where precedent may not exist; takes a new perspective on existing solutions
  • Has in-depth knowledge in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines o
  • Project Immersion
    • May lead projects or project steps within a broader project or have accountability for ongoing activities or objectives

What are the qualifications?

The ideal candidate should have deeper 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 3-5 years' work experience in Information/Operation Security roles.
  • Competently skilled in information security through relevant experience, and formal training
  • Has a good technical experience on a number of 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
  • Experience as a senior member of a team responsible for security tools is preferred
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Understanding of Information Security Management Systems and information security standards - ISO27001 & PCI-DSS
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal), i.e. ability to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences at various levels
  • Willingness to work in shifting schedule (24x7) security coverage or to be on-call

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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