Security Analyst


Role Overview

The successful Tier 1 Security analyst will be the first line of defence for our client, responding to alerts and conducting initial triage to determine appropriate actions. With a primary focus on threat detection, incident assessment and vulnerability management the Tier 1 Security analyst will be a critical role in maintaining the cybersecurity for our client.


Overall Role Objectives

  • Control and monitor for threats using Microsoft Sentinel & XDR suite.
  • First response to incident and alerts providing repeatable incident triage
  • To take part in regular Vulnerability Scanning exercises and identify remediation steps
  • Identify ways to improve the current security tools and usage to provide demonstrable enhancements to aid security and productivity.
  • To provide regular and consistent reporting and documentation on processes, status and incidents
  • To work collaboratively with our customer base across the business and project teams as assigned.


Key Behaviours

  • Tenacity
  • Ethical
  • Curious
  • Integrity




Threat Monitoring:

  • Continuously monitor security events and alerts within the organization’s network and systems.
  • Identify suspicious activities, anomalies, and potential security incidents.

Incident Triage:

  • Assess the urgency and severity of incidents.
  • Determine whether an incident requires immediate action or further investigation.
  • Escalate incidents to higher tiers when necessary.

Vulnerability Scanning:

  • Regularly scan systems for vulnerabilities.
  • Report and manage vulnerabilities discovered during scans.

Security Tool Management:

  • Configure and manage security tools (e.g., SIEM, IDS/IPS, antivirus).
  • Ensure proper functioning and timely updates.

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Document incidents, actions taken, and findings.
  • Prepare incident reports for further analysis.


  • Work closely with other security team members, IT departments, managers, and directors.
  • Report to Head of Security.


  • Communicate in a civil and effective manner.
  • Act in a responsible and professional manner at all times.
  • Respect other team members and assist when required.
  • Inform the management team of any training requirements needed to fulfil your role.
  • Be an active team player committed to achieving success.

Operational Excellence

  • Continually demonstrate professionalism across all areas of the role, as well as interaction with the business and third parties.
  • Ensure that appropriate responses are made in a timely fashion to requests / instructions from management, the business or the SRI Group.


Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience


Technical Skills:

  • Basic understanding of networking and security principles.
  • Familiarity with security tools and technologies (e.g., Sentinel, Defender suite, firewalls, intrusion detection systems).
  • Proficiency in log analysis and query languages (e.g., KQL, shell scripting, Snort rules).

Analytical Skills:

  • Ability to analyze and interpret security events and alerts.
  • Attention to detail and curiosity to investigate anomalies.

Communication Skills:

  • Effective communication to report incidents and collaborate with team members.
  • Documentation skills for incident reports.

Ethical Mindset:

  • Adherence to ethical standards and confidentiality.
  • Responsible handling of sensitive information.



  • 2 Years + in a similar role
  • Will consider a recent graduate in Cybersecurity or any of the following certifications:
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
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