Thursday, 24 December 2015

Security Operations Center Lead

The Security Operations Center Lead will oversee the activities of the Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts, ensuring that activities of the SOC are performed in according to policy, standards and security best practices.  The SOC Lead will communicate with the customers with latest updates of security alerts, trends and resolution as necessary.  The SOC Lead will also be involved with administrative tasks related to employee management which include, but not limited to, annual growth performance reviews and develop career growth path.  High communication skills are essential to successfully articulate security technology into business terms.Responsibilities:
  • Managing multiple shifts of security analysts performing security event monitoring and incident identification for 24x7 (SOC)
  • Collaborate with peer shift managers to provide tactical and strategic direction for the (SOC) staff, program development and maturity roadmap
  • Develop an operational support plan for the sustained success of the team – includes measuring the team’s performance against existing KRAs, training and professional development of the staff and identify process improvements
  • Stay current on the latest threats and vulnerabilities to ensure operational tools and processes are up to date
  • Collaborate with security architecture, engineering, operations, and incident response to ensure effective SOC monitoring is implemented for all environments
  • Work closely with peer organizations to ensure incident response plans are up to date and are effectively utilized and monitored
  • Facilitate strong collaborative relationship with various organizational teams, both internal and external, to meet annual goals

 Job Requirements:
·       5+ years leadership experience within a NOC/SOC
·       Experience in a leadership position within a SOC preferred
·       Experience working with log management, security monitoring and security
        incident/event management tools

·       Develop and track key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics for 
        operational success
·       Leadership skills including effective oral and written communication, 
        performance management, issue resolution, negotiation, motivating others, 
        forecasting and planning
·       Experience in a security role with strong working knowledge and understanding of 
        information security framework, incident management, operations and application 
        security best practices
·       Possession of industry certifications preferred (CISSP, CISA, CISM, etc.)
·       Experience with staff performance plan development, situational leadership and 
        management responsibilities

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