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Network Security Analyst (Waukegan)

Location: Waukegan, IL

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Network Security Monitoring Analyst -- (NorthWest Suburbs):


This position is an entry-level to mid-tier Security Monitoring Analyst primarily responsible for monitoring and validating attacks against the client's network using a variety of IDS tools. Additional responsibilities include providing first-level incident response to network incursion. Event Monitoring Team is responsible for 24/7/365 coverage of the client network, flexible hours are a must. Currently 2nd and 3rd shifts are available.

Responsibilities/Expectations: - Monitor client's Intrusion Detection, firewalls, anti-virus systems and other security components.
- Respond quickly and effectively to incidents and customer requests & drive to successful resolution

  • Exercise multi-tasking skills by managing events in multiple systems, applications, and other priorities
  • Collect, summarize, and chronologically document security event information
  • Manage and escalate security events according to customer service level agreements
  • Assist with post-mortem analysis when security breaches or viral outbreaks occur


Knowledge Skills:

  • Solid understanding of network security concepts and defense in depth
  • Familiarity with intrusion detection / protection, firewalls, and anti-virus systems
  • Proven understanding of network protocols
  • Ability to discern good vs malicious network traffic through packet analyses, and a understanding of exploits and vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrates competent analytical skills
  • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to document events and analysis in a clear and concise manner
  • Adaptive, flexible, and resourceful individual that is results oriented
  • A bachelors degree a plus, preferably in an IT related program
  • Knowledge of security products and general architecture is desirable. These include ArcSight, SourceFire, Snort, Firewalls (Cisco Pix , ASA or CheckPoint), BASE, Authentication, Endpoint AntiVirus Systems, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, and a variety of other related network security tools
  • Security Certifications are a plus but not required


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6+ months network security or network experience, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge & experience
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Must be able to pass a criminal & security background check


Education Credentials

  • Please provide all education info; expected graduation dates, degrees, certificates, diplomas, etc


Multiple positions available. This is an ideal opportunity for a current student willing to gain paid work experience and attend classes. It is also great for a recently graduated student looking to enter the workforce in the Network Security field. 

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