Security Analyst, Detection and Response (Senior/Staff)

Full Time
San Francisco, CA
Areas of Interest: Digital Forensics, Incident Response, Network Services, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Powering the Cloud & Mobile Enterprise
Integrated Identity & Mobility Management

You will be a part of Okta’s defensive security team and take a leadership role in the detection and response initiatives surrounding the Okta platform, code base, and infrastructure. This person will be required to work effectively and seamlessly with Okta’s existing security team, development team, and Dev-Ops team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You will analyze signals of suspicious behavior, find corroborating evidence, draw defensible conclusions about those signals and diligently push measures to counter signals that indicate valid problems
  • You will draw on your experience to identify use-cases for implementation of new detection signals
  • You will maintain, standardize and improve existing signals of malicious behavior
  • You will take independent ownership of incidents across a wide array of technologies and platforms and co-ordinate remediation efforts
  • You will help maintain existing or help build new procedures for handling common or typical signals
  • Assisting in the generation of metrics around our detection/response efforts and help craft management reports for ongoing security incidents

What we are looking for:

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a Security Analyst in a 24x7 SOC environment responding to a wide variety of security alerts
  • Someone who can match our enthusiasm and real passion for security
  • You love working with data to generate insight
  • You have the ability to do basic scripting
  • You know how TCP/IP works, in detail
  • A solid grasp of how the web works and a deep understanding of Web Application Architecture and attacks
  • Great analytical skills and creativity when it comes to solving problems
  • You are known for your eagerness to learn, work independently and get things done
  • You love dynamic work environments
  • You are an effective multi-tasker
  • You generally know how to distinguish between important, urgent and critical and can effectively handle and prioritize between them
  • You understand that attackers don't work 9 to 5 and sometimes we can't either
  • You are not afraid to ask questions

Bonus Skills:

  • You have experience working at a cloud service provider
  • AWS exposure
  • Previous experience with in-depth host and network based forensics investigations
  • Decent understanding of encryption fundamentals
  • Calm and collected demeanor

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Okta, Inc.

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security policies. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing directories and identity systems, as well as 4,000+ applications. 

Because Okta runs on an integrated platform, organizations can implement the service quickly at large scale and low total cost. 

More than 2,000 customers, including Adobe, Allergan, Chiquita, LinkedIn, MGM Resorts International and Western Union, trust Okta to help their organizations work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. 
Identity Management, Access Management, Single Sign-On, SaaS, Cloud, User Management, Mobile Security, Mobility Management, IDaaS
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Company Industry: Computer Software
Company Type: Privately Held
Company Size: 201-500