A.C. Coy

SOC Security Specialists

3 weeks ago
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Information Technology


Our client, a leader in the health care industry, is actively seeking a SOC Security Specialist in the Andover, MA area for a 9 month contract assignment. This role’s main objectives are detecting and responding to security incidents.  The SOC Security Specialists will work in a close teaming approach with other SOC specialists, and involve when necessary other Subject Matter Experts. 


  • Perform advanced threat detection, malware and threat hunting, anomaly detection and security analytics; 
  • Execute threat response: forensics, crisis management and creation of mitigation courses of action; 
  • The SOC Specialist is expected to be able to deliver value in the following areas of expertise: 
    • Detection & Response: 
    • Perform anomaly detection and malware hunting 
    • Manage security incidents to conclusion 
    • Perform forensic investigations 
  • Typical outputs from the SOC Security Specialist function are: 
    • Event triage and response 
    • Focused forensic investigations 
    • Delivery of performance indicators for the different SOC areas 
  • Support and escalation point for other functions 


  • 3+ years working in the IT field
  • Prior experience working in a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT/CIRT) or IT security environment 
  • Proficient with networking concepts and protocols (such as DNS, HTTP(S), SMTP, FTP, etc.) 
  • Previous experience working in IT Security or as an IT systems administrator is a must.
  • Working as part of the team in a 24/7 shift pattern and onsite are pre-requisites. 
  • Knowledge of adversary motivations in cybercrime and the tools and techniques of the trade.
  • Ability to take decisive action based on available information in a timely manner. 


  • GSEC, GCIH, CEH is preferred. 



  • Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and (work) experience. 


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