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Security Analyst - EDR Systems (CrowdStrike, Defender)

Accenture

Accenture

IT
Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Security Analyst to join our team.

The Security Analyst will be responsible for detecting and investigating threats within our client´s Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) systems, specifically CrowdStrike and Defender.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of cybersecurity principles, hands-on experience with EDR platforms, and a proactive approach to threat detection and incident response.

Key Responsibilities:

Threat Detection and Investigation:

  • Monitor EDR systems (CrowdStrike, Defender) to detect and analyze security threats in real-time.
  • Investigate and respond to security incidents, including analyzing indicators of compromise and conducting root cause analysis.
  • Collaborate with incident response teams to contain and mitigate security breaches.

Platform Management and Administration:

  • Actively operate, configure, and fine-tune EDR platforms for optimal performance and threat detection.
  • Implement and manage security policies, rules, and configurations within the EDR systems.
  • Perform regular system updates and patches to ensure the platform's effectiveness against evolving threats.

Security Operations:

  • Work closely with other security team members to develop and enhance security protocols and procedures.
  • Provide recommendations for improving security processes and tools based on analysis of security incidents and trends.
  • Participate in security incident response exercises and contribute to post-incident reviews.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, to enhance overall security posture.
  • Communicate complex technical concepts and findings to both technical and non-technical stakeholders clearly and concisely.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in cybersecurity, with a focus on threat detection.
  • Hands-on experience with EDR systems such as CrowdStrike and Defender.
  • Strong understanding of malware analysis, network protocols, and cybersecurity best practices.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages (Python, PowerShell) for automation and analysis purposes.
  • Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or CrowdStrike Falcon Certified Administrator (CFCA) are highly desirable.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Analytical mindset with a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think critically under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

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