Security Analyst – Microsoft | Jobs 2023


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Job Description

Are you enthusiastic about tackling issues related to threat detection and security response? Are you intrigued by challenges in the field of Cloud Computing? Does the prospect of safeguarding over 1 billion customers and contributing to a safer cyber world excite you? If so, this opportunity may be perfect for you. Microsoft is looking for driven security professionals to join their MSRC Cloud Security team. As company embraces a cloud-first approach, there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in Azure Cloud Security. The Security Operations Center (SOC) within Cloud Security acts as the first line of defense for Microsoft’s Cloud platform and online services.

Role Overview

Microsoft is currently looking for a security analyst to join their Security Operations Center (SOC) in Hyderabad, India. In this position, your main responsibility will be to carry out investigations in response to security incidents, involving tasks such as digital forensics and data analytics. Your passion for finding innovative solutions to security problems will be evident as you gather evidence and reconstruct the events related to the investigations.

You will be held accountable for analyzing various sources of evidence to determine the cause of a security incident and develop the necessary steps to mitigate it. Moreover, you will be tasked with developing capabilities that bridge information gaps, strengthen the cloud defenses, and safeguard customers against emerging security threats. The SOC is a dynamic team that consistently provides new learning and growth opportunities. Please note that this role may require working beyond regular hours for high-priority investigations and may involve on-call duties.

Responsibilities @ Microsoft

  • Work closely with partner teams to formulate strategies for removing adversaries and resolving incidents.
  • Perform in-depth forensic investigations on potentially compromised assets to ascertain the nature and scope of the incident.
  • Take a proactive approach in identifying abuse patterns within the platform/service and evaluate the associated security risks on the Microsoft Cloud platform and online services.
  • Automate response and forensic procedures by utilizing coding and scripting techniques.
  • Facilitate coordination and crisis management between engineering groups and security responders during critical incidents.
  • Develop comprehensive technical documentation to guide other analysts and teams in their operations.

Desired Skills

  • 3-5 years of practical experience in the field of cybersecurity (Information Security, InfoSec, SecOps, Security Operations, SOC, CSOC, analyst, researcher, etc.), with a strong focus on automating analysis, response, or forensics.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one of the following areas:
    • Conducting forensic analysis on digital files and physical media across various operating systems (Windows, Linux, BSD) and application software (SQL, IIS, Dynamics, etc.).
    • Extensive experience in responding to, investigating, and recovering from compromise and data breach incidents.
  • Possession of one or more information security-related qualifications, equivalent demonstrable experience, or the ability to obtain certifications such as CFCE, GCFA, GNFA, GCIH, GCFE, OSCP, CISSP.
  • Profound knowledge of Azure and its provided services.
  • Previous experience in developing services or scripts for automating analysis, response, or forensics.
  • Comprehensive understanding of attack paths, along with the ability to formulate hypotheses and address security concerns.

Advantageous Skills

  • Proficiency in handling security incidents related to privacy regulations such as GDPR.
  • Prior experience in Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) specifically within Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Cloud Service Provider (CSP) settings.
  • Familiarity with AI and ML technologies.
  • Strong knowledge of coding languages, including Python and C#.

Background Check Requirements

Prospective candidates must meet the security screening requirements set by Microsoft, customers, and/or government entities, which are necessary for this position. These requirements encompass, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: The selected candidate will be required to undergo a Microsoft Cloud background check during the hiring process or transfer, and subsequently every two years.

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