Junior Cyber Threat Analyst

Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom


Job Number: 1097

External Description:

We are looking for a Junior Cyber Threat Analyst to join the Global Threat Hunting Team within Aviva.

Your main purpose will be to protect Aviva and its customers from the damage caused by cyber-attacks. You will support Aviva in ensuring that security incidents are handled efficiently to minimise the impact and reduce the risk to the business.


As a junior analyst you will learn new skills aswell as working with the senior analysts to develop new threat hunts utilising the MITRE ATT&CK Framework techniques.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responding to cyber security incidents from the Global Security Operations Centre and other areas of the business.
  • Threat Hunting using available technologies and log sources to find unknown and previously undetected threats based off the MITRE ATT&CK Framework.
  • Analysis of large amounts of data to find anomalous and suspicious behaviour.
  • Identify any gaps in our Detect and Respond Service; people, process or technologies and highlight these via direct dialogue with specialist areas/individuals that support security control operation.
  • Writing playbook on how to deal with security incident including Instruction for Containment, eradication and recovery.

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent experience in information security, computer forensics, information technology or software development.
  • Knowledge of Information Security regulatory and legislative requirements.
  • Experience of SIEM tools and log analysis.
  • Experience of Linux Operating Systems.
  • Experience in scripting (python, PowerShell, BASH, etcetera).
  • Holds GCIH, OSCP, GCFE desirable.

What will you get for this role?

  • Salary of £21,000 - £27,000 depending on skills, experience and qualifications.
  • Generous defined contribution pension scheme.
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review.
  • Holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days.
  • Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family! (Some exclusions apply).
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme.

Oh and by the way…

At Aviva we always ‘Care More’. It’s our thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – so we can be pretty flexible. If you need to work from home some of the time, or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. We’ll even try to bend work around your further studies or hobbies where we can.

We care deeply about welcoming people no matter where they’re from, how old they are or what disability they have. We encourage applications from every age, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, maternity or caring responsibility. We want our employees to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you!

As part of that we interview every disabled applicant* that meets the minimum criteria for the job. Just send us an email once you’ve applied and we’ll make sure we interview you.

If you like the sound of all that, we’d love it if you could submit your application online. If you need an alternative method of applying, please give Alice Neal a call on: 0121 200 5926 or ping them an email at: alice.neal@aviva.com.

*As defined in The Equality Act 2010*. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean you must provide us with evidence which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required and have the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential to perform the role.

Job Number: R-87743

Community / Marketing Title: Junior Cyber Threat Analyst

Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom