Magellan Security Event Analyst (NATO NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [AAS5356]

Field(s) of expertise
Cyber Security
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Magellan Security Event Analyst to work at NATO NCIA in Mons, Belgium.


  • Conduct detailed investigation and research of security events within NATO Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) team
  • Analyse firewall, IDS, anti-virus and other network sensor produced system security events and present findings
  • Provide detailed technical reports about incidents and capability improvements
  • Share security event/incident information with stakeholders via presentations and technical reports
  • Appropriately leverage the comprehensive extended toolset (e.g. Log Collection,
  • Intrusion Detection, Packet Capture, VA, Network Devices etc) to identify malicious activity. Be able to recommend improvements to enable enhancing investigations
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise supporting the end-to-end Cyber Security
  • Incident Handling process
  • Propose possible optimisations and enhancement which help to both maintain and improve NATO’s Cyber Security posture


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Secret
  • University degree at nationally recognised/certified University in a technical subject with substantial Information Technology (IT) content and 4 years of specific experience
  • Exceptionally, the lack of a university degree may be compensated by demonstration of a candidate’s particular abilities or experience that is/are of interest to NCI Agency; that is, at least 7 years extensive and progressive expertise in duties related to function of the post
  • Expert level in at least three of the following areas and a high level of experience in several of the other areas
  • Security Incidents Event Management products (SIEM) – e.g. Splunk,
  • Network Based Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) – e.g. SourceFire, Palo Alto Network Threat Prevention
  • Host Based Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS)
  • Full Packet Capture systems – e.g. Niksun, RSA/NetWitness,
  • A variety of Security Event generating sources (e.g. Firewalls, IDS, Routers, Security Appliances)
  • Computer forensics tools (stand alone, online and network)
  • Computer incident response centre (CIRT), computer emergency response team (CERT)
  • Computer security tools (Vulnerability Assessment, Anti-virus, Protocol Analysis, Anti-Virus, Protocol Analysis, Anti-Spyware, etc)
  • Proficiency in Intrusion/Incident Detection and Handling
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of computer and communications security, networking, and vulnerabilities of modern operating systems and applications



  • Industry leading certification in the area of Cybersecurity such as GCIA, GNFA, GCIH
  • Solid knowledge and experience in Splunk Enterprise Security suite
  • A good understanding of Security, Orchestrations, Automation and Response (SOAR) concepts and their benefits to the protection of CIS infrastructures
  • A solid understanding of Information Security Practices; relating to the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of information (CIA triad.)


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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