Cyber Threat Specialist - 6 Month Contract

£650 - £700 per day

**Contract Role**

£700pd Inside IR 35

**Hybrid home/office model**

The company

A global metal trading firm.

The role

You will be woring within the Threat Detection & Response Team and will be working closely with peers within the Information Security function and stakeholders across the wider group. The role will focus on offensive security (Red Team, Penetration Testing, Bug Bounty) or defensive security (SOC, DFIR, Threat Hunting, Detection Engineering) where needed by working directly with the respective Cyber Offense/Defense Lead.

The responsibilities

  • Participate in defensive security operations (threat hunting, incident handling, investigation and forensics, detection engineering) for the firm's systems and infrastructure; Support offensive assessments (red team, penetration testing, breach and attack simulation, bug bounty)
  • Participate in Red/Blue Team testing, identify gaps/weaknesses in monitoring capabilities and recommend/implement changes
  • Optimise detection and response rules; Support the testing and recertify SIEM rules against threat models and detection frameworks

Essential experience

  • Significant relevant experience in IT security, preferably within Security Testing or Operations roles.
  • Relevant experience of cyber threat analytics, and offensive and defensive security.
  • Scripting/coding languages such as Python, Golang and Bash.
  • Stakeholder Management

Desirable experience

  • Relevant security certifications such as GPEN, CEH, OWASP, etc.
  • Working knowledge of the exchange industry and technologies is of benefit

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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