Threat Analyst

Full Time
Overland Park, KS
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 Threat Analyst will provide intrusion/incident monitoring and detection utilizing customer provided data sources, audit and monitoring tools at both the government and enterprise level. The Threat Analyst will work closely with our Technology Analysts and Architects to service customers.

  • Analyze, document and report on potential security incidents identified in customer environments
  • Work with partners to maintain an understanding of security threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits that could impact systems, networks, and assets
  • Act as a coordinator for security events that require urgent response, containment and remediation
  • Provide analysis on various security enforcement technologies including, but not limited to SIEM, anti-virus, content filtering/reporting, malware prevention, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, web application firewalls, messaging security platforms, vulnerability scanners etc.
  • Perform knowledge transfers, document and train clients regarding mitigation of identified threats
  • Provide ongoing recommendations to other MSS peers and customers on tuning and best practices
  • Actively research current threats and attack vectors being exploited in the wild

Qualifications
Required Qualifications

Experience and Skills (General)

  • One or more years of full-time professional experience in the Information Security field
  • Experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC), Managed Security Service (MSS), or enterprise network environment
  • Excellent time management, reporting, and communication skills
  • Ability to generate comprehensive written reports and recommendations
  • Write professional emails
  • Understanding of contemporary security architectures/devices such as firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers, remote access technologies, anti-malware, SIEM and AV

Experience and Skills (Technical)

  • IDS monitoring/analysis with tools such as Sourcefire and Snort
  • Experience with SIEM platforms preferred (Arcsight, QRadar, Mcafee/Nitro, Splunk) a plus
  • Familiarity with web based attacks and the OWASP Top 10 at a minimum
    • Attack vectors and exploitation
    • Mitigation
    • Direct (E.g. SQL Injection) versus indirect (E.g. cross-site scripting) attacks
  • Familiarity with SANS top 20 critical security controls
  • Understand the foundations of enterprise Windows security including:
    • Active Directory
    • Windows security architecture and terminology
    • Privilege escalation techniques
    • Common mitigation controls and system hardening
  • Anti-Virus (AV) and Host Based Intrusion Prevention (HIPS)
    • Experience in monitoring at least one commercial AV solution such as (but not limited to) McAfee/Intel, Symantec, Sophos or Trend Micro
    • Ability to identify common false positives and make suggestions on tuning
  • Malware
    • Understanding of root causes of malware and proactive mitigation
    • Propagation of malware in enterprise environments
    • Familiarity with web based exploit kits and the methods employed by web based exploit kits
    • Familiarity with concepts associated with Advanced Persistent Threats and “targeted malware”
    • Experience with malware protection tools such as FireEye a huge plus.
    • Understanding of malware mitigation controls in an enterprise environment.
  • Network Based Attacks / System Based Attacks
    • Denial of Service Attacks
    • HTTP Based DoS Attacks
    • Network Based DoS Attacks
    • Brute force attacks
    • Covert channels, egress and data exfiltration techniques
    • Familiarity with vulnerability scoring systems such as CVSS
  • Basic understanding of vulnerability assessment tools such as vulnerability scanners and exploitation frameworks

MUST HAVE:

  • Eligibility to obtain security clearance
  • Shift flexibility, including the ability to provide on call support when needed
  • Demonstrated experience and success in a Managed Service client environment
  • 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

  • Experience working with Incident Ticketing Systems (i.e. Remedy, Service Now, Heat, etc.).
  • General security knowledge (GCIA, CISSP, CCSE, CISA, HBSS, NSA, CEH, Cisco Security, Security +, OSCP or other security certifications).
  • CCNA, CCDA, CCSA, CCIE, CISSP, CEH, or MCSE.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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