Threat Incident Analyst

Full Time
Montréal, Canada
Areas of Interest: Incident Response, Threat Analysis
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Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the people of

Morgan Stanley are dedicated to providing our clients the finest thinking, products and services to help them achieve even the most challenging goals.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. We embrace integrity, excellence, team work and giving back.


The Technology division partners with our business units and leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global and dynamic financial markets.

Our sizeable investment in technology results in leading-edge tools, software, and systems. Our insights, applications, and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients’ businesses—and to our own.

Technology Information Risk (TIR) enables the Firm to manage risks through implementing proactive, comprehensive and consistent risk management practices which protect the franchise while capturing business opportunities. The TIR team partners with the business by ensuring that Technology understands how to manage, escalate and monitor risk.

Position Description

The Technology Information Risk Division is looking for a Threat Incident Analyst who is able to access and integrate information from network monitoring tools and other sources to decipher underlying trends, uncover anomalies and discern obscure patterns. The analyst must be able to conduct all-source data assessment, digital investigations, and anomaly detection.

The candidate will provide strategic assessments and recommendations supported by data and metrics to influence positive control changes within the environment. The individual should be able to provide risk assessments of critical assets, produce investigative leads, uncover policy violations, and assess risk posed by insiders. The analyst also prepares tailored briefings and is a liaison with teams to collaborate on program operations and lessons learned.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct gap analyses of relevant data to identify trends to detect emerging threats, as well as other information that may be useful to the Firm
  • Receive, request, and analyze information related to anomalous behaviors in order to improve operational processes 
  • Handle high touch incidents that supplement the efforts of other teams
  • Maintain complete understanding of operational business processes, policies, and applications
  • Analyze large data sets to discover transactional patterns, examine data sets and filter for targeted information using traditional as well as advanced analytic methodologies
  • Collaborate with adjacent teams and Business Units to analyze trends in suspicious activity;
  • Liaise with Legal and Compliance and other key stakeholders and partners with respect to technology projects and other initiatives 
  • Assist with internal investigations that are reported through incident alerting systems
  • Assist in developing proactive initiatives;
  • Analyze and synthesize data and prepare presentations and reports
Skills required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of IT Security experience
  • Good attention to detail, strong analytical, quantitative, and investigative problem-solving abilities.
  • The ability to perform accurate analysis of large datasets; identification and investigation of abnormalities.
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Skills Desired

  • Knowledge of the cyber threat landscape and regulations governing the Cyber Security Industry
  • Previous experience with internal investigations would be an asset
  • Strong analytical skills; the ability to make actionable recommendations from data analysis
  • Financial Services experience is an asset.
  • Previous experience with threat intelligence, anomaly detection and risk mitigation
  • Previous experience with Big Data tools and SIEM applications an asset

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize their full potential.


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Morgan Stanley mobilizes capital to help governments, corporations, institutions and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals. For over 75 years, the firm’s reputation for using innovative thinking to solve complex problems has been well earned and rarely matched. A consistent industry leader throughout decades of dramatic change in modern finance, Morgan Stanley will continue to break new ground in advising, serving and providing new opportunities for its clients. Morgan Stanley is committed to maintaining the first-class service and high standard of excellence that have always defined the firm. At its foundation are four core values — putting clients first, doing the right thing, leading with exceptional ideas and giving back — that guide its more than 55,000 employees in 1,200 offices across 43 countries.
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