Senior Security Analyst (3532)

Morton Consulting is in the process of hiring a Senior Security Analyst opening in Richmond, Virginia.  The Senior Security Analyst will be accountable for  promoting the organization's Security Program and qualified candidates must have strengths in team leadership and experience developing and managing a Security Operations Center (SOC).   



  • Strong foundational knowledge of IT security principles and IT services 
  • Foundational knowledge of IT services as they intersect with general operations.
  • Direct the functions, processes, and operations of the SOC and ensures policies, procedures, and objectives align with industry best practices
  • Lead the operations of the SOC to ensure optimal identification/resolution of security incidents, and enhance corporate security
  • Manage the collection, documentation and research of security events generated by the SOC monitoring tools and services
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators, determine gaps in performance metrics, and recommend/execute change management techniques for efficiency/quality improvements
  • Oversee the monitoring, identification and resolution of security events to detect threats through analysis, investigations and prioritization of events based on risk/exposure
  • Manage outsourced and in-house SOC services for quality performance and fulfillment of Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Develop and maintain an incident response management program that includes incident detection, analysis, containment, eradication, recovery and chain of evidence/ forensic artifacts required for additional investigations
  • Develop appropriate response strategies based on intelligence received
  • Analyze applications functionality and new technologies to optimize effective/efficient incident review by staff and minimize risk 
  • Conduct scheduled and ad hoc training exercises to ensure staff are current with the latest threats and incident response techniques
  • Oversee and develop strategies to identify, detect, and prevent malicious activity
  • Perform supervisory/managerial responsibilities
  • Establish performance goals and priorities
  • Prepare, conduct and review performance appraisals
  • Develop, mentor and counsel staff
  • Provide input and/or prepare budget requirements for Annual Financial Plan (AFP)
  • Ensure section/branch goals and objectives align with division/department strategy 
  • Ensure efficiency of operations



  • BS/BA degree of equivalent combination of related work experience
  • 10+ years of experience in the Cyber Security field preferred
  • Prior security analysis experience is required
  • Experience managing a SOC is required
  • Prior Security Engineering experience highly desired
  • Desired certification include Security +,  SCCP, CISSP or Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Ability to communicate highly technical information in a business friendly manner
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

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