Security analyst, sometimes known as incident responder or security operator is the front line of defense in the SOC, Tier 1. Their usual responsibilities would be to configure and monitor security tools to identify cybersecurity threats. Incident responder works in the world of alerts that need triage, classification, and prioritization. True alerts will be handed off to the Tier II specialist, that is Security Investigator.

Sometimes, the Tier 1 security analyst’s responsibility can be implementing security measures, if commanded by the management, and on-call response to incidents happening outside business hours. 

Do not be fooled by the hierarchy of the SOC team. Tier 1 analyst or incident responder’s role is of paramount importance because it is right on this line where the decision is taken: is real incident happening or not. 

The skills set of a typical Tier I security analyst usually includes system administration, web programming languages, such as Python or PHP, scripting languages. Security certifications such as CISSP are an advantage. 

Trilight Security offers for outsourcing trained and experienced security analysts working in Splunk, Elastic, and other SIEM environments. 

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