Manager - Cyber Security Operations Ctr

Full Time
Sterling, VA
Areas of Interest: Cyber Operations, Incident Response
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Our Team 
As Discovery Communications’ portfolio continues to grow – around the world and across platforms – the Global Technology & Operations team is building media technology and IT systems that meet the world class standard for which Discovery is known. GT&O builds, implements and maintains the business systems and technology that are critical for delivering Discovery’s products, while articulating the long-term technology strategy that will enable Discovery’s growing pay-TV, digital terrestrial, free-to-air and online services to reach more audiences on more platforms.

From Amsterdam to Singapore and from satellite and broadcast operations to SAP, we are driving Discovery forward on the leading edge of technology.

Within our Information Security team, there has never been a busier or more urgent time to obtain the best talent we can for a function so critical to Discovery Communications. In light of the constant threats and attacks occurring in companies across the globe, and across all industries, the Information Security Team at Discovery is a growing group of cyber security professionals, that are using the latest tools and resources to protect the assets from our internal infrastructure to the shows we broadcast across the globe on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery ID, TLC, EuroSport and more. From the US to Singapore, India to LA, we are tasked with protecting, training, and implementing the best of the best in tools, resources, monitoring, threat detection, and more.

The Role 
The Manager of the Security Operations Center is a critical component of our Information Security Team. This role will lead overall controls monitoring and testing framework for Operational controls, including assessment of controls required, implementation of new controls, and associated metrics. You’ll assess, monitor, and mitigate for Security risks via the Enterprise Risk Program as well as manage the Operational Incident Response framework and risk/incident reporting program. This role will also lead specific programs related to security for IT, assess existing risk and compliance programs and determine how to drive efficiency.


  • Review security events and alerts, vulnerability and configuration data, and other information from the IT environment, combined with intelligence, to identify potential and active threats to systems and data. 
  • Analyze attacks reported from multiple sources both internal and external. Conduct detailed triage and investigation of security events, and implement cleanup and remediation processes. Use security business intelligence to drive prioritization and improvements within security programs. 
  • Manage SOC Monitoring and Incident Response triage teams. 
  • Validates that detection mechanisms are providing visibility across the enterprise as planned. 
  • Assess, monitor, and mitigate for Security risks, as well as manage the Operational Incident Response program.
  • Review security events and alerts, vulnerability and configuration data, and other information from the IT environment, combined with intelligence, to identify potential and active threats to systems and data.
  • Keep up to date on emerging vulnerability and threat trends, and using this knowledge to drive proactive threat monitoring.
  • Participate in creating innovative ways to use a wide range of security event data to advance detection method.
  • Develop and maintain the SOC Analyst training and certification program.
  • Manage SOC Analyst schedules.
  • Coordinate with both Tier 1 and Tier 3 teams while providing incident handling and response support for DC.
  • Contribute to SOC projects, process improvement and development of new capabilities.
  • BS degree in relevant field/technology or equivalent years of experience
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience with increasing responsibilities within a Security Operations environment
  • Experience managing staff in a technical operations center environment (NOC, SOC)
  • Experience developing and documenting operational procedures
  • Experience training operations staff for continuous improvement
  • Experience generating security metrics and reports
  • Excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Broad information security knowledge, including familiarity with common attack methodologies, tactics and protocols, Advance Persistent Threat groups and Hacker activity
  • Significant experience in network intrusion detection, including experience using common network monitoring tools - IDS, IPS, SIEM and Syslog
  • Experience with packet capture analysis and common network forensics and analysis tools - Wireshark, Kali, Netcat, TCPDump and NMAP
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing large amounts of raw log data (firewall, network flows, IDS, system logs)
  • Familiarity with incident management procedures
  • Possess a strong foundation in networking fundamentals with deeper knowledge of TCP/IP and other core protocols
  • Knowledge of common network based services and common client/server applications
  • Familiarity in a command line environment in all operating systems
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience managing staff in a mission critical security operations center, preferably 24x7
  • Experience with enterprise level security incident event management tools such as ArcSight, Splunk, or QRadar
  • Experience analyzing phishing attacks
  • Scripting (Python, Perl or Shell)
  • CISSP, CEH, GIAC, OSCP are desired certifications
  • Must have the legal right to work in the US

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

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Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education.

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Company Industry: Entertainment
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 5,001-10,000