Threat and Incident Response Architect/Engineer

Full Time
Austin, TX
Areas of Interest: Incident Response, Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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IBM is seeking an Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst in Austin, TX to work on the Cyber Security Rapid Response Team - Security Monitoring, Forensic and Threat Intelligence function.  This position requires a motivated fast learner, who is able to work within the Rapid Response function to identify, analyze, potential threats to the environment. The candidate will require security industry knowledge that evolves with current and emerging threats, as well as an ongoing understanding of key business and technological processes. This position will report to the Threat and Response Lead of Information Security.

This role will perform security monitoring, investigations and perform analysis of events in order to thwart internal and external threats to the environment. Additionally, will collaborate on an ongoing basis with the Cyber Security Rapid Response Incident Response Team and Managed Security Service providers to support detection, triage, incident analysis, containment, remediation and reporting of events/incidents while coordinating, balancing business priorities, emerging and actual threats and best practices to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets.  

Security Monitoring
  • Analyze and respond to security threats from Firewall (FW), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Antivirus (AV), Network Access Control (NAC) and other security threat data sources.
  • Respond in a timely manner (within documented SLA) to support, threat and other cases.
  • Document actions in cases to effectively communicate information to internal stakeholders.
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and security practices
  • Resolve problems independently and understand escalation procedure.
  • Conduct Security Monitoring activities to provide Security in Depth visibility into potential known and unknown threats that may pose risk to the IBM environment.
  • Participate in security incidents and technical analysis during significant security incidents.
  • Utilize analytics to identify potential threats to the environment.
  • Detect, respond, mitigate, and report on cyber threats/incidents that may impact the environment.
  • Collaborate with technical leads: Engineering, Operations, Service Desk, Applications and BISOs on matters related to security monitoring across global footprint.
  • Collaborate and serve as liaison to Managed and/or Unmanaged Security Service providers.
  • Conduct Operations surrounding cyber security incident response technologies including network logging and forensics, security information and event management tools, security analytics platforms, log search technologies, and host based forensics as applicable.
  • Act as an internal information security consultant to the business and technology units, advising on risks, threats and control practices related to Rapid Response.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 6 months of Networking experience
  • At least 6 months of Malware Re-Engineering

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • At least 2 years of experience as an IT Security Architect
  • At least 2 years of experience in Cyber Security discipline and experience managing Technical Teams in a large scale environment
  • At least one or more Professional Certifications; CISSP, CRISC, GISP, GIAC, or equivalent
  • At least experience with End Point Subject Matter Expertise (Symantec End Point Protection)


Eligibility Requirements


Required Education

High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education

Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required

Up to 10% or 1 day a week

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?


EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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