Cyber Threat Resistance Analyst

Full Time
Elkridge, MD
Areas of Interest: Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Overview

 

At Optiv, we’re on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We’re one of the fastest growing companies in a truly essential industry.

In your role at Optiv, you’ll be inspired by a team of the brightest business and technical minds in cyber security. We are passionate champions for our clients, and know from experience that the best solutions for our clients’ needs come from working hard together. As part of our team, your voice matters, and you will do important work that has impact, on people, businesses and nations. Our industry and our company move fast, and you can be sure that you will always have room to learn and grow. We’re proud of our team and the important work we do to build confidence for a more connected world.

Job Description

The Cyber Threat Resistance Analyst will conduct analysis of data from best of breed cyber security threat and vulnerability instrumentation. The Senior Threat Analyst will work closely with our Threat Analysts and Architects to service customers. Cyber Threat Resistance Analysts will aid the development of analysis methodologies and threat research.

  • Identify and prioritize active threat activity in client environments based on analysis from security instrumentation.
  • Identify and prioritize current vulnerabilities in client environments based on analysis from security instrumentation.
  • Assist in the development of orchestration and automation logic to enable proactive mitigation of vulnerabilities and interdiction of threats.
  • Take, direct, or recommend countermeasure actions to mitigate vulnerabilities and interdict threat activity.
  • Maintain state on current cyber threat actor techniques, tactics, and procedures.
  • Work with security architecture and engineering partners to develop and improve current and future analytic needs.
  • Establish and maintain analytic repeatable processes and assist in continuous improvement of those processes.
  • Perform quality assurance functions to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Participate in client service calls to assist in successful client outcomes.
  • Provide technical expertise and recommendations to partners across the managed security services practice.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Experience and Skills (General):

  • Three or more years of professional experience in the Information Security field or demonstration of technical excellence commensurate with this experience.
  • Demonstrated experience contesting cyber threat actors and/or mitigating vulnerabilities exploited by threat actors.
  • Excellent time management, reporting, and communication skills.
  • Ability to generate comprehensive analytic reports and countermeasure recommendations
  • Ability to conduct professional client facing communications
  • Understanding of modern cyber security instrumentation to include threat and vulnerability tools.

Experience and Skills (Technical)

  • Network based monitoring/analysis to include, but not limited to IDS/IPS, content filtering, sandboxing, anomaly, and behavioral tools.
  • Host based monitoring/analysis tools to include, but not limited to forensic, anti-virus, end point detection, and cyber threat actor hunting tools.
  • Vulnerability monitoring/analysis via modern vulnerability discovery tools.
  • Experience with SIEM platforms (Arcsight, QRadar, LogRhythm, Mcafee/Nitro, Splunk).
  • Understanding of current cyber security maturity models, i.e. NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Foundational understanding of network and application layer communications mechanisms.
  • Understanding of identity, access management, and authentication mechanisms.
  • Understanding of modern operating system technologies to include server and end point.
  • Understanding of SaaS and IaaS cloud technology implementation, application, and use.
  • High level understanding of major industry and regulatory controls such as PCI-DSS and HIPAA and the relationship to information security
  • Ability to develop methodologies, training and processes for use by other team members in managed services

MUST HAVE:

  • Ability to work within and support a Team environment
  • Shift flexibility, including the ability to provide on call support when needed
  • Demonstrated experience and success in contesting cyber threat actors
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work greater than 40 hours per week as needed
  • Ability to travel up to ten percent of the time
  • Ability to act as a part-time on-call escalation point for security incidents
  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Domain expertise in cloud technologies, incident response, malware analysis and/or reverse engineering
  • Security certifications (GCIA, CISSP, CCSE, CISA, HBSS, NSA, CEH, Cisco Security, Security +, OSCP or other security certifications).
DISCLOSURE
Optiv is an Equal Opportunity Employee/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.
 
ABOUT US
Created from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is the largest comprehensive pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes

Why Work Here:
At Optiv, we’re on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We’re one of the fastest growing companies in a truly essential industry.
 
In your role at Optiv, you’ll be inspired by a team of the brightest business and technical minds in cyber security. We are passionate champions for our clients, and know from experience that the best solutions for our clients’ needs come from working hard together. As part of our team, your voice matters, and you will do important work that has impact, on people, businesses and nations. Our industry and our company move fast, and you can be sure that you will always have room to learn and grow. We’re proud of our team and the important work we do to build confidence for a more connected world.
 
About Optiv
  • $2 billion in sales in 2015
  • More than 7,500+ clients served in the past three years
  • Works with 69 percent of the Fortune 100 and 58 percent of the Fortune 1000
  • 1,700+ employees
  • More than 250 employees in Colorado (corporate headquarters in Denver, CO)
  • Nearly 400 employees in Kansas City
  • 300+ dedicated client managers (sales reps)
  • 1,200+ cyber security experts
  • 43 total offices, secure operating centers and training centers 
Benefits Highlights
  • Competitive and achievable bonus plan (for some roles)
  • Remote work possibilities and flexible schedules
  • Flexible, no time tracking vacation policy that lets you take the time you need, when you need it
  • 401k retirement savings match
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental coverage
 
Optiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a work environment where everyone is treated with respect. It is our policy to recruit, employ, retain, promote, terminate and otherwise treat any and all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competence. We will provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or characteristic.

We will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and executive orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

This policy prohibits retaliation or adverse employment action against anyone who exercises his or her rights under this policy or any anti-discrimination law, who cooperates in any company investigation, or who participates in any investigation or proceeding by any governmental agency.



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OPTIV

Unmatched Experience, Know-How and Partnerships in Cyber Security. The Power of Accuvant and FishNet Security Combined
Created in 2015 from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is the largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offer an extensive geographic footprint, and have premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visitwww.optiv.com or follow us on TwitterFacebook or LinkedIn.
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Company Industry: Computer & Network Security
Company Type: Privately Held
Company Size: 1,001-5000