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Active Defence Analyst

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Preston, Lancashire, England / Hampshire, England, Farnborough / England, Gloucestershire, Filton
£28800 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
20 Oct 2022

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What will you be doing:

  • Conducting Purple Team Operations, engaging in offensive security operations, to provide continuous testing and improvement of Detection capability to demonstrate effectiveness
  • Contributing to cyber deception strategy to enhance detection opportunities
  • Conducting Attack Path Mapping / Breach & Attack Simulation capability to perform continual assessment of security measures and identification and consideration of attack paths though enterprise networks
  • Performing vulnerability assessment, identifying contextualised criticality of vulnerabilities, and handing off to relevant service areas for remediation
  • Building the Active Defence Capability, defining processes, recruiting appropriate team and identifying appropriate tools
  • Ensuring timely and accurate communication of security weaknesses to IT, network, or security teams across BAE Systems
  • Contributing to the development of the services through people, process, and technology where appropriate
  • Building a comprehensive knowledge of BAE Systems IT systems to support monitoring activities and tailor remediation recommendations to respective systems


  • A considerable technical background with a detailed knowledge of cyber security, computer networks and operating systems - including but not limited to firewalls, IDS/IPS, Active Directory, endpoint protection, Windows Server, Linux, TCP/IP, Networks, Cloud, CDN's and Vulnerability Management
  • Detailed knowledge of the current threat landscape, the TTPs frequently employed in those attacks and how we can investigate and mitigate these
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of Mitre ATT&CK
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of conducting/handling offensive security activity (Pen Testing)

* Understanding and experience of Agile Project Management Methodologies
* Relevant Vendor, GIAC, OSCP or equivalent confirmed industry experience


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we believe that digital technology is the key to unlocking our customers’ advantage. By advancing digital technologies, we open doors to worlds of opportunities, together. We work across 6 main areas, Cyber, Defence, Delivery & Advisory, FinCrime, Intelligence and Space. Come visit us at the expo, or our website, to learn more about our opportunities.

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