SOC Analyst

SOC Analysts are like Cyber Security Analysts who are among the first in an organization to respond to cyberattacks. They inform about the cyber threats and make improvements in the organization to protect it from any malicious attack.  They begin by reviewing incident notifications, after which they run vulnerability assessments and report their findings to their seniors.

The job description of SOC Analyst can include the following:


  • Monitor the security access and report probable cyberattacks to a superior employee in the company.
  • Perform risk analysis and security operations to find any vulnerability that can have an impact on the company.
  • Find security breaches, along with their root cause.
  • Create reports that will allow experts to make changes in the security policies as per the needs of the organization.
  • Come up with improvement strategies for better company security.
  • Update the company’s security systems regularly to avoid any cyberattack.
  • Perform security audits.

Selection Criteria:

  • Degree in computer science, information technology or related qualification or a related field.
  • Become a Certified SOC Analyst (CSA).
  • Ability to defend the security networks of a company.
  • Proficiency in Ethical Hacking.
  • Sills to respond to cyberattacks and similar events.
  • Knowledge of computer forensics.
  • Experience in reverse engineering.

Tier 1 SOC Analysts: Tier 1 Analysts must have administrative skills in various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and macOS. Further, they should be proficient in programming languages, such as C, C#, Python, Perl, Java, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. They need to assume the urgency of a security incident and escalate priority concerns to the Tier 2 Analysts.

Tier 2 SOC Analysts: They are also referred to as ‘incident responders.’ They review the tickets received from the Tier 1 professionals and gather all the details to figure out the scope of the cyberattack in question.