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  • Posted: Nov 16, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 54gene was founded in 2019 by Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong to address the significant gap in the global genomics market: Nearly 90% of genetic material used in pharmaceutical research is caucasian. Only 2% is African, despite the fact that Africans and people of African ancestry are more genetically diverse than all other world populations combined.
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    Cybersecurity Analyst

    Industry: Biotechnology
    Department: Legal & Compliance
    Reports to: Cybersecurity Risk Manager

    Position Summary 

    • The Cybersecurity Analyst is responsible for protecting 54gene from cyberthreats and actively develops protocols used to respond to and quell cyberattacks.
    • The cybersecurity analyst protects infrastructure, networks, applications and critical data from cybercriminals seeking to cause damage or steal sensitive information.

    Essential Functions 

    • Monitor, assess and/or analyze multiple security log data from various heterogeneous security devices. This includes analysis of logs from: SIEM, Firewall, Proxies, End-point & malware protection, servers and workstations. 
    • Provide Incident Response (IR) support when analysis confirms actionable incident.
    • Deliver threat and vulnerability analysis as well as security advisory services.
    • Analyze and respond to previously undisclosed software and hardware vulnerabilities
    • Investigate, document and report on information security issues and emerging trends.
    • Perform Security Event/Threat Monitoring 
    • Create Security Information Event Management (SIEM) use cases.
    • Initiate incident response process to deal with intrusions and compromises to network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.

    Education & Certifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in an IT related field is preferred but not mandatory.


    •  3+ years of technical operations experience, preferably within a Security Operations Centre.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Strong technical acumen with an understanding of cloud security
    • Some experience with PowerShell/Python
    • Prior experience with security policy, standards, and controls definition
    • Experience with the following: Log management platforms, Enterprise Vulnerability Management Platforms, Endpoint Security suites, Data Loss Prevention Software and system hardening.
    • Strong knowledge of current and emerging cyber security risks, and innovative risk management methods and solutions
    • Demonstrated knowledge of industry authoritative sources such as NIST, ISO and COBIT standards
    • Ability to identify, monitor and remediate security compliance issues
    • Mastery of Windows and linux Operating systems.
    • Ability to work under pressure with a diverse team.

    Method of Application

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    • 54gene celebrates diversity and is proud to be an inclusive employer.
    • We do not discriminate  based upon race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy,  childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender  expression, age, marital status, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, status as an  individual with a mental or physical disability, or any other applicable legally protected status or  characteristics. 
    Interested and qualified? Go to 54gene on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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