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IT Security Analyst

Baan London, GB
Geplaatst 22 dec. 2020

Soort opleiding





Engels (Vloeiend)


2 tot 5 jaar

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FirstGroup plc is a leading provider of transport services in the UK and North America. During the last year around 2 billion passengers relied on us to get to work, to school or college, to visit family and friends and much more. Each day every one of our 100,000 employees works hard to deliver vitally important services for our customers.

FirstGroup plc welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of background, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation because we believe that diversity brings benefits for our customers, communities and our people. Valuing our differences and drawing on our collective knowledge and experience helps us develop new services, open up new markets and broaden our customer base.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Security Analyst to join our team based in Sheffield. 

You will conduct vulnerability assessments and monitor systems, networks, databases and Web hosted services for potential system breaches, whilst providing technical expertise and insight to support the information security framework and educate all users and new employees on security requirements and procedures.

Key responsibilities of the role will include but are not limited to:

  • Act as a first line security event analyst by monitoring alarm consoles; provide initial analysis of logs and network traffic; and make security event determinations on alarm severity, escalation, and response routing.
  • Provide first line support handling for security event notifications and incident response processes.
  • Perform vulnerability scanning across FirstGroup infrastructure including websites and endpoints and produce output reports.
  • Develop mitigation and remediation plans based on vulnerability assessment findings.
  • Deliver first level investigation and remediation activities as a member of the Security Incident Response Team. Participate in Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) events: Conduct research and assessments of security events; provide analysis of firewall, IDS, anti-virus and other network sensor produced events; present findings as input to SIRT.
  • Monitor threat and vulnerability news services for any relevant information that may impact installed infrastructure. Analyse reports to understand threat campaign(s) techniques, lateral movements and extract indicators of compromise (IOCs).
  • Create and update security event investigation notes and maintain case data in the Incident Response Management platform.

About you

The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of security & networking technologies, with excellent analytical and problem solving skills.  You must be experienced in performing 1st level analysis and interpreting information from Security systems; incident identification/analysis, escalation procedures, and reduction of false-positives with the ability to work effectively on your own initiative.

Expertise & knowledge

  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of ISO27001:2 and information security best practices (identity management, intrusion detection/prevention)
  • Worked in a windows environment
  • Anti-virus and EDR software experience


  • CompTIA+ Security or equivalent certification
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Endpoint management solutions
  • Virus protection & other prevention solutions
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Core certified technology skills (essential)
  • Good understanding of networking skills (essential)


  • A University degree level education or equivalent in Information Security, Forensics, or Computer Science;
  • Or at least two (2) years of related experience and/or training in the field of IT security monitoring and analysis, cyber threat analysis, and vulnerability analysis.
  • NVQ and above in relevant subject (essential)
  • ITIL to a foundation level (desirable)

What you'll get in return

  • Minimum of 10% contribution to your Pension (5% employer and 5% employee)
  • 25 days Holiday plus National Bank Holidays
  • Travel Offers for Bus and Rail*
  • Free Bus Travel on your local FirstGroup Operated Network
  • Payroll Giving – donate directly from your pay to a Charity of your Choice
  • Shopping Discounts including discounts and cashback on electrical goods, your weekly shop, holidays, cinema trips, car insurance, upgrading your mobile and lots more
  • All employee Share Schemes*
  • Save as You Earn - gives you the opportunity to save a regular amount each month for three years. At the end of the savings period, you can use your savings to buy shares at a discounted price set at the start of the Scheme, or take your savings as cash.
  • Buy as You Earn - allows you to buy shares each month, with 2 free ‘matching' shares for each 3 shares you buy. You can vary the amount you save, or stop it at any time. You need to participate in the scheme for at least 3 years in order to receive the matching shares.
  • Employee Assistance Helpline – free, confidential employee support service provided by an independent provider
  • *after 6 months of employment
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As a leading transport operator in the UK and North America, we offer talented graduates exciting futures and many different career routes. As part of our team of 100,000 people, you’ll help to make a big impact on the lives of millions of customers who rely on our rail, bus and tram services.
At FirstGroup, we provide solutions for an increasingly...

As a leading transport operator in the UK and North America, we offer talented graduates exciting futures and many different career routes. As part of our team of 100,000 people, you’ll help to make a big impact on the lives of millions of customers who rely on our rail, bus and tram services.

At FirstGroup, we provide solutions for an increasingly congested world... keeping people moving and communities prospering. To meet the transport challenges of tomorrow, we’re looking for future leaders to join us in our business, operations or engineering functions. Here, you could look forward to great perks, training and support, as you develop new strengths, grow your career and get to grips with new challenges.

Last year around two billion people relied on our services to visit family and friends or get to work, school or college. Every day, our team works hard together in all kinds of roles to provide vitally important services for our customers. In the UK, you can join either our group, bus or train divisions that all share the same values, but are different in terms of expertise, geography, customers and the mix of contract and passenger revenue. Start your career journey here.

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