Associate information security engineer

Posted: May 5, 2023, 7:33 a.m. - Full Time - India remote

About the job

Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at

Job Summary

  • As a security company Sophos has an internal Cybersecurity team which focuses on protecting Sophos’ own systems, its products and its infrastructure.
  • This role is for an experienced Security Analyst to join our Cybersecurity “Blue team”.
  • This a great opportunity to help secure a world-leading security company. As you’d expect you’ll be joining an organization that takes cyber security seriously. You will get the opportunity to work with some world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced & exciting environment where security is a priority.
  • The ideal candidate will have real-world experience of defensive security, digital forensics & incident response and be familiar with using big-data analytics to hunt for threats.
  • We’ll need you to help us keep on premise and cloud infrastructure secure. This will involve working with leading commercial and open source tools as-well as establishing and maintaining strong links to industry experts and world-class specialist consultants.
  • You’ll need to be highly motivated, have an innovative mind-set and able to clearly articulate complex technical security issues.

What you will do

  • Monitor, triage and analyze security alerts generated from various sources such as SIEM to ensure timely response
  • Perform root cause analysis and security incident response
  • Perform endpoint forensics for windows, *nix and Mac environments, including
  • identification and gathering of key forensic artefacts
  • Engineer detections based on various log sources, sigma rules and IOCs
  • Act as a security subject matter expert to support development and operations teams and activities
  • Design and develop automation (SOAR) to ensure existing SOC processes are automatically escalated and responded to.
  • Define and document IR documentation and related processes
  • Assist with code review for deployment automation as well as actual product capabilities
  • Have and maintain (via conferences, etc) a great knowledge of infosec industry trends and developments and advise on changes to the threat landscape

What you will bring

  • 2-4 years of experience in DFIR
  • Understanding and experience of MITRE and DFIR tools
  • Experience with use case and SIEM content creation
  • Experience with SIEM solutions - Splunk, Kibana, Logstash, Sumo Logic or similar
  • Cross-platform knowledge of Enterprise IT infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Networking, Operating Systems, Databases, etc)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with cloud security architectures – particularly AWS and the related tooling
  • Deep knowledge of Operating system internals across Linux & Windows

What's Great About Sophos?

Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing

Our Commitment To You

We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation. We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

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