Director / Manager, Security Threat Management & Incident Response

Full Time
Tysons Corner, VA
Areas of Interest: Incident Response, Investigation, Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Cvent is an exciting, fast-growing tech company that provides industry-leading software to event professionals around the world. Our suite of services – online event registration, venue selection, mobile apps, email marketing, web surveys, and targeted hotel advertising opportunities – have positioned us a major player in the estimated $565 billion global meetings and events industry.

Job Description

Cvent’s rapidly growing information security organization is seeking to hire a Manager to build, lead, and grow its Security Threat Management and Incident Response team. The role will provide strong technical leadership and support for developing security incident response tools and protocols, build a threat information and intelligence sharing program, train and mentor staff, develop robust internal and external partnerships necessary for success in security incident response, and oversee all threat hunting and security incident response investigations.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Serve as hands-on, technical response lead while also being a primary point of contact for senior management stakeholders on all high-risk security incidents
  • Recruit and develop staff; build a culture of excellence in technical security threat management and incident response
  • Investigate and analyze many different types of security incidents, such as network-, host-, application-, and malware-based intrusions across a broad range of computing environments and technology stacks
  • Effectively communicate and/or summarize (in both verbal and written form) complex threat events or security incident details to multiple audiences, such as executives, legal, and technical staff
  • Research, build and maintain technology solutions and tools needed to support security incident response investigations and examine digital evidence (for example, network traffic, log, filesystem, memory, and malware analyzers and forensic toolsets); partner with technology teams to innovate solutions to improve preparedness
  • Design and carry out security incident preparedness activities, such as compromise assessments and tabletop exercises, and conducting training and awareness sessions for relevant staff
  • Contribute to the security threat management and incident response community; represent Cvent in industry events and speaking engagements to enhance the company’s industry leadership position

What You Need for this Position

  • 5+ years of demonstrable experience leading technical security incident response and digital investigations in large-scale, high-traffic environments and 7-10+ years of technology experience overall
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills geared to getting things done while continuously developing themselves and the talent within their charge
  • In-depth understanding of threat management and security incident response protocols to go along with excellent reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • A high level of familiarity with malicious code threats as well as common attack and penetration techniques used by adversaries
  • Demonstrable experience with: forensic techniques and toolsets; most major host operating systems and file system types; analysis of many different types of security logs; command line tools (powershell, grep, awk, sed, etc.) and programming languages (python, perl, etc.); and malware analysis/reverse engineering
  • Expert understanding of TCP/IP, networking concepts, and services such as DNS, SMTP, HTTP, HTTPS
  • Experience with security technologies such as AV/EDR, IDS/IPS, NGFW, UTM, FIM, SIEM, WAF, DLP solutions
  • Ability to consistently apply sound judgment and maturity to build and maintain successful professional partnerships
  • Ability to adapt to a hyper-growth pace and changing priorities
  • Maintain an industry-recognized security certification such as CISSP, CSSLP, CCSP, CISM, CEH, or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in an technology related field of study, or equivalent experience


Need more reasons to consider us? We offer competitive salary packages, an extensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, semi-annual bonuses, 401K match, gym membership discounts and other great perks! If you would like to learn more about Cvent and our products, visit our website at


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Cvent is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys. Cvent provides hotels with a targeted advertising platform designed to reach event planners looking for suitable venues. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events.''

event planning, event marketing, enterprise meeting management, online surveys, venue sourcing, feedback management, Voice of the Customer, Conference mobile apps, Festival mobile apps
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Company Industry: Computer Software
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000