Senior Analyst - Cyber Security

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Date: Dec 27, 2017

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Company: Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Position Overview

The Senior Analyst Cyber Security SOC is an expert member of the cyber security operations team and works closely with the other members of the cyber security team in support of a comprehensive cyber security program. This role provides expert analysis and responds to events and incidents escalated from SOC Analyst Level 2.  The role also assists with the tuning of cyber security appliances, and provides expert guidance to the SOC team.  This team member is considered a SOC subject matter expert. The Senior Analyst Cyber Security SOC reports to the Director of the US SOC Cyber Security.


All duties are to be performed in accordance with departmental and Las Vegas Sands Corp’s policies, practices, and procedures. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities


  • Work closely with all Global SOC team members, Information Technology, business units, and management.
  • Quickly determine which alerts escalated to you from a Level 2 SOC Analyst need immediate action and which alerts to wait and watch.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and assist with the maintenance of assigned security systems in accordance with industry best practices to safeguard internal information systems and databases.
  • Maintain an expert understanding of vulnerabilities, response, and mitigation strategies used to support cyber security operations.
  • Responsible to provide metrics and reports on data as assigned.


Key Processes


  • Conduct in depth analysis and respond to alerts from security appliances.
  • Quickly respond to escalated email events including phishing and malware.
  • Ability to conduct deep packet inspection and articulate findings.
  • Invoke event and incident response as needed.
  • Prepare event and incident documentation as needed


Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this job


Performs other related duties as assigned

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21+ years of age
  • Proof of authorization/eligibility to work in the United States
  • Bachelor's degree in MIS or similar technical program or acceptable industry and work experience.
  • At least three years’ experience identifying and responding to alerts and anomalous activity.
  • 5+ years’ experience configuring and working with information technology systems.
  • 2+ years of Security Operations Center experience.
  • Ability to quickly ascertain the nature of alerts, events, or incidents brought to your attention and calmly formulate and communicate a plan for response.
  • Technical Certifications: Current, relative industry certifications and continuing education.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with the global team.  This position will work with Level 1 and Level 2 analysts, Information Technology, business units, and with various levels of management regularly.
  • Demonstrate ability to create and write concise reports.
  • Ability to prepare and present information to Senior Management.
  • Expert understanding of network traffic, i.e., Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Internet traffic, and mail.
  • Expert understanding of network protocols, network devices, multiple operating systems, websites, databases, applications and operating systems.
  • Expert technical knowledge of mainstream operating systems and a wide range of security technologies, such as network security appliances, anti-malware solutions, automated policy compliance tools, and desktop security tools.
  • Experience using, configuring, installing, and tuning information security applications and appliances.
  • Hands-on experience with McAfee security suite or similar.
  • Hands-on experience with industry best practice surveillance tools for networks, hosts, databases, applications and operating systems.
  • Expert understanding of encryption technologies and their configuration.
  • Expert understanding of cyber threats and the associated tactics, techniques, and procedures used to infiltrate computer networks.
  • Thorough understanding of alerts from many different security and network sources with the ability to quickly ascertain their relevance and actionable steps.
  • Working knowledge of one of the following platforms is preferred: IBM iSeries, Linux, or MS Windows.
  • Ability to quickly assess network activity and system configuration for anomalous activity to determine system security status.
  • Mentor and assist team members when necessary. Be able to work in a collaborative team environment. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a positive/upbeat fashion utilizing English, both in oral and written form.
  • Have interpersonal skills with focused attention to guest needs to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance adhering to Company appearance standards.
  • Maintain consistent adherence to the Las Vegas Sands Corp Unmatched Guest Service Standards.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Provide off-hours support on an infrequent, but as needed basis. (Potential shifts may run 24/7 due to the need of the business.)


Work Environment

  • Work in a fast-paced, results-oriented and ever-changing environment
  • Able to maintain composure under pressure and consistently meet deadlines with internal and external customers and contacts
  • Maintain physical stamina and proper mental attitude while dealing effectively with guests, management, team members, and outside contacts


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