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IT Security Analyst
South Carolina, SC  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on July 4, 2022
Job Id #57233 Posted June 24, 2022

Job Description:

  • Company is seeking a SOC Cyber Analyst. This is a mid-level position in Cyber Security, targeted toward individuals with 3-5 years of experience. Educational and personal experience with network/systems administration and/or information security-related work is necessary.
  • SOC Analysts are responsible for monitoring and maintaining systems used in our internal security program.
  • This includes the following procedures to triage and investigate security alerts, phishing emails, and escalate issues as necessary.
  • SOC Analysts have opportunities for mentorship from more senior members of the team, involvement with maturing procedures, evaluating new security technologies, incident response, and the freedom to try out new ideas and technologies to improve the SOC.


  • Performs network security monitoring, security event triage, and incident response for a mid-size organization, coordinates with other team members, management to document and report incidents
  • He/she will be part of rotating SOC shifts supporting 24/7 coverage. Nights and weekends can be performed remotely after sufficient training and familiarization.
  • Maintains records of security events investigated and incident response activities, utilizing case management and ticketing systems
  • Monitors and analyzes Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Security Orchestration Automation Response (SOAR) alerts and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to identify security issues for remediation
  • Makes recommendations, creates, modifies, and updates Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Information Event Management (SIEM) tool rules
  • Ensure that we are implementing best practice security policies that address the client's business need while protecting their vital corporate assets
  • Take on Security Operations responsibilities when not on a SOC shift: This includes but is not limited to vulnerability scanning
  • Apply and retain learned knowledge across key lines of business, including products, practices, and procedures
  • Attend and fully engage in team and customer meetings
  • Become a deep technical resource that earns our customer’s trust
  • Innovate on behalf of customers; translate your thoughts into action yielding measurable results
  • This is a customer-facing role in a hybrid delivery model
  • Other continuous education and training in the security field


  • 3 – 5 years of professional work experience in Security Operation Security (SOC)
  • Experience working with common security tools and products:
    • Firewalls (e.g. PaloAlto Networks, Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, Juniper SSG,PFSense, etc..)
    • Log Management and SIEM (e.g. Splunk, IBM QRadar, HP ArcSight)
    • SOAR Platforms (e.g. Siemplify, Resilient)
    • Network Analysis Tools (e.g. Netwitness, Wireshark)
    • Analyzing Phishing Emails
    • Endpoint Security (e.g. Carbon Black Enterprise Protection, Carbon Black Enterprise Response, Symantec, McAfee, Forefront)
    •  Various Open-Source security and networking tools (MRTG, SysInternals, Whatsup Gold)
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a proven history of being able to collaborate successfully with team members.
  • Knowledge of Runbooks, Playbooks and following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Strong analytical skills to define risk, identify potential threats and develop action/mitigation plan
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to mentor/train staff and bring awareness to current and emerging threats
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with an ability to present technical risks and issues to non-technical audiences
  • Proven ability to multitask, thrive, and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Cyber Security Certifications: Security +, CySa+, CASP, SAN GIAC Certifications (GCIH, GPEN, GSEC, etc.), etc.
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related discipline or equivalent experience


  • System Analysis and Forensic Tools (e.g. FTK, EnCase) are a plus
  • Linux OS and scripting skills. OSX and Windows skills are a plus

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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