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Security Operations Analyst

Legal Services


Position: Security Operations Analyst
Location: Leeds


The Security Operations Analyst is responsible for the continuous monitoring and analysis of data, alerts and reports to ensure timely and proactive escalation of potential events/items of interest.  The role will include access control, application and development, risk management, operational security, incident response, business continuity, operational and physical security of systems.
The analyst will work as part of the global Security Operations team to proactively seek out indicators of compromise that conventional cybersecurity processes cannot find, and track threats and campaigns aimed at the organisation. They will work with stakeholders from across the business to identify, monitor, assess and counter cyber threats.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform analysis of logs from a variety of sources (e.g., individual host logs, network traffic logs) to identify potential threats.
  • Conduct log-based and endpoint-based threat detection to detect and protect against threats coming from multiple sources.
  • Participate in continuous active threat hunting across the environment, to include reacting to technical alerts as well as proactively searching for trends or areas of interest, working with peers to resolve any potential threats in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to information security process improvement including recommendations for tuning of rules to reduce false positives.
  • Actively contribute to vulnerability reviews, including the coordination of required fixes/changes where necessary.
  • Work with security information and event management (SIEM) to manage/tune the system, create/manage the detection content and actively watch for alerts.
  • Correlate network, cloud and endpoint activity across environments to identify attacks and unauthorised use.
  • Research emerging threats and vulnerabilities to aid in the identification of incidents.
  • Assist with creating and developing playbooks for managing security events.
  • Maintain quality of service by following organisational standards.
  • Understand the organisation’s mission, values, operations, goals, risks and risk tolerance.
  • Contribute to team effort by supporting peers and accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Recognise problems by identifying abnormalities and reporting security violations.
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending training courses, educational workshops where required.


  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role is desired, to include analysing network and host-based security events.
  • Understanding of malware analysis, intrusion detection, and threat intelligence.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a global team.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal to no supervision and adapt to changing environments with ease.
  • Knowledge of network systems and security protocols.
  • Experience with attacker tactics, techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of security software programs and implementation.
  • Basic knowledge of best practices in developing security procedures and infrastructure.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Consistent attention to detail and follow up skills.
  • Strong team player with proven ability to self-manage in a pressured environment and whilst dealing with competing priorities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and consultative skills.
  • Ability to interface with, and gain the respect of, stakeholders at all levels and roles in the organisation.

About the Maples Group 

Over five decades, the Maples Group has grown from modest beginnings into one of the world's preeminent professional services firms, offering specialised fiduciary, fund administration, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management and legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.

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14 King Street Leeds West Yorkshire LS1 2HL England

Reporting Lines

Reporting Line
The Security Operations Analyst reports to the Security Operations Manager.

Direct Reports

Training Requirements

Training will be on going based on individual and the firm’s needs and changes to any relevant local laws ensuring compliance at all times.


19 November 2021