Cyber Security Analyst

Boston, MA
Technology – Security
Simply Business is more than our name. It's how we approach small business insurance: Make it clear. Make it simple. Make it affordable. Founded in 2005 (with our first international office in Boston launched in 2016), Simply Business is an online business insurance brokerage that specializes in one thing: protecting the businesses that entrepreneurs have worked hard to build.

Through blending a combination of technology, data, and insurance knowledge - with 10 years of expertise in the UK in how to build great products for our customers - we are looking to simplify the insurance-buying process for all small businesses across the US.

Right now we’re at the start of that journey. We need people who are looking for a challenge and have the drive and ambition to challenge the boundaries in whatever exciting project they believe in. We believe that people work more productively and imaginatively when they are free from rigid hierarchy and structures and we’re creating a colorful and collaborative environment to help support you in meeting your ambitions.

If you’re smart, passionate about delivering brilliant customer experiences across an integrated online and offline user journey, and enjoy solving complex challenges then you should apply to join our team.

We need a Cyber Security Analyst to join us in Boston.

When you join Simply Business, you’ll protect us from threat actors who attempt to evade our cyber defenses. This is a hands-on technical position where you’ll play an important role in increasing the maturity of our Security Operations Centre (SOC).

Additionally, you’ll need a strong drive and willingness to learn and grow. You’ll be in a rapidly evolving environment, which will bring new challenges and opportunities for growth on a regular basis. You’ll be empowered to develop and explore your unique passion for cyber security operations.

As a Cyber Security Analyst you will:

    • Be the face of InfoSec within the business. You’ll address security issues as an enabler, not a blocker, by working proactively with all teams and baking security into our tech
    • Articulate the ‘why’ behind what we do to technical and non-technical colleagues
    • Contribute in establishing a security culture throughout the business and enjoy autonomy and flexibility to experiment on ideas that could help improve InfoSec as a whole

Responsibilities include:

    • Proactively identifying and responding to potential security incidents within Simply Business’ estate, leading the response following predefined playbooks
    • Assisting with threat intelligence capability development using industry leading technologies
    • Developing and improving incident response playbooks using the latest orchestration and automation tooling
    • Scrutinising operational processes, improving where necessary, and ensuring operational documentation is accurate and up to date
    • Contributing to the development of new tools, techniques, and approaches

What we are looking for:

    • Knowledge of scripting languages, and automation/orchestration methods to assist in reducing repeatable SOC processes
    • Exceptional analytical mindset and keen attention to detail within one of the following areas: Security Incident Response, SIEM, SOAR tooling, Vulnerability Management, threat intelligence feeds and process
    • Good understanding of networks including common devices, protocols, and architecture
    • Ability to create and maintain SIEM correlation rules, signature creation for supported IDPS and Endpoint Protection products, with a particular emphasis on threat hunting related rule creation and g
    • Good understanding of the Cyber Attack Lifecycle or common attack types (eg Insider Threat, Phishing, DDoS), and their associated methods

Great to haves:

    • Experience in threat hunting and threat management
    • Knowledge of scripting languages, and automation/orchestration methods to assist in reducing repeatable SOC processes
    • A background in penetration testing, such as in a purple team
    • Data loss prevention tooling experience
    • Information security based qualification such as CISSP, GMON, GCIH, SSCP, Sec+
We want to meet you
At Simply Business, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. Unfortunately, research has shown that some candidates, particularly women and people from other underrepresented groups, are put off applying for a job if they don’t fit every single one of the criteria.

But hiring at Simply Business isn’t a box ticking exercise – we’re much more interested in meeting people who’re excited to work with us. So if this job appeals to you and you think you’d be a good fit, send us your CV. With any luck we’ll be seeing you at interview soon.

What are the benefits?

Working in our Boston Office, you will have the chance to shape a business from the very beginning, and an opportunity to develop and learn new skills across various technology and business areas as you desire.
Plus there’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call "core benefits".
The ‘core’ stuff
Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:
• A salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
• Group plan for medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
• Short term disability, long term disability and life insurance coverage
• Participation in the Company’s bonus program
• Participation in 401(k) plan with a 3% employer match
• Commuter benefits to help cut down on commuting costs
• 25 days of vacation time plus 10 company holidays
• Flexible working hours and working from home
But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose)and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.
Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. We trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching and lots, lots more
It’s a big claim but we genuinely believe the Simply Business culture is truly unique. You sort of have to come and spend time with us to appreciate it. So get that application in and we’ll take it from there!
Our values
Everything we do comes down to these five values – empowerment, authenticity, simplicity, learning and pioneering.
In practice, these will mean something unique to every  person at Simply Business, but if you’re considering working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.
We believe in our people and the positive impact they can have so we enable everyone to stretch themselves
We celebrate diversity, avoid jargon and genuinely care about helping small businesses thrive
We attempt to simplify complex solutions to save our customers time and effort
We’re never done learning about new possibilities and act to explore them
We’re obsessed with finding new ways to create even better experiences

We want to meet you

As a company, we pride ourselves on inclusion in the workplace. We succeed as an organization because we are comprised of intelligent women and individuals from other underrepresented groups. We understand you don’t find that in a lot of companies, so we’re emphasizing it here should you feel any hesitation to apply for that reason.    

The hiring process at Simply Business is focused on candidates who are enthusiastic about the role and company. So even if you don’t fit every qualification listed in one of our job postings, yet you feel you’d be a great fit, we’d love to meet you. With any luck we’ll be seeing you at an interview soon.