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Incident Response Specialist

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Incident Response / Digital Forensics

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    From £55,000 - £65,000

  • Contact:

    Jess Bhard

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0203 854 2230

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Role: Incident Response Specialist

Location: Hybrid

Salary: £55,000-£65,000

Locke & McCloud are looking for an Incident Response Specialist on behalf of an established global consultancy headquartered in London. This role is technical, hands- on and will involve remediating security alerts in a fast- paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Translates business objectives into security objectives by providing support in design/architecture for new security applications to improve the current security posture globally.

  • Contributes to, monitors and advises on the planned developments and changes in order to ensure relevancy, compliance and optimal delivery.

  • Recommends and implements initiatives, develops IR processes and procedures.

  • Contribute to the ongoing development of security operations “best practice” and support continuous improvement.

  • Manage business continuity plan, and information back-up procedures, to ensure minimal disruption in the event of Cyber Attack.

  • Implement security initiatives aimed at improving the existing infrastructure.

  • Review new security products and ascertain their suitability for the QBE environment.

  • Execute threat hunting activities using various proprietary and open source tools to identify current and emerging threats that pose a risk to the firm

  • Perform advanced analysis on collection of cyber threats using high-level proactive and reactive threat hunting methods.

  • Actively communicate with staff and third parties to correctly identify and resolve problems and manage their expectations.

  • Document incidents, requests and problem management information to ensure required compliance standards/SLAs are achieved.

  • Use security tools and resources to correlate suspicious events, providing context around the event, determine root cause and provide regular updates and recommend modifications to existing systems and procedures.

  • Perform deep-dive incident analysis of various data sources by analysing and investigating security related logs against medium-term threats and IOCs

  • Actively manage and apply the phases of Incident Response (preparation, identification, containment, eradication, recovery and lessons learned)

  • Execute vulnerability and web application assessments; provide analysis and recommendations to mitigate potential threats.

  • Makes moderately autonomous operational decisions on threats to QBE’s systems, assets and business operations and provide recommendations for mitigating controls and/or remediation.

About you:

  • Advanced technical expertise of security solutions and technologies, including: Windows, Linux, Networking, Security Architecture experience and knowledge of packet flow/TCP/UDP traffic, Firewall and proxy technologies, cloud solutions, anti-virus, static and dynamic malware analysis techniques.

  • Working experience in leading security incidents at all levels related to incident response

  • Working experience in managing 2nd/3rd level security events

  • Ability to manage relationships with global security operations colleagues and other departments, including network teams and incident managers.

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions on remediation and counter measures

  • Be able to communicate effectively and update senior stakeholders globally

Apply now!