Security Specialist, Cyber Trends

Full Time
Burbank, CA
Areas of Interest: Threat Analysis
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At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Disney Technology Solutions and Services (DTSS) organization provides scalable, reliable enterprise-wide networks and computing platforms to all of the Disney businesses through integrated service aggregation from multiple internal and external providers. DTSS is guided by the principles of being service focused and easy to do business with, being biased for action and innovation, and being efficient through leverage and continuous improvement.

The Global Information Security (GIS) group provides services to protect the value and use of Disney’s information through collaboration, standardization, enforcement, and education across The Walt Disney Company. The main focus areas of this group are:
  • Reduce the risk of both accidental and malicious data disclosure
  • Identify, monitor, and engage with complete inventory of information
  • Establish appropriate policies and procedures to be followed
  • Educate user community to minimize risk
The Senior Security Specialist, Cloud Architecture is responsible for implementing and evaluating a myriad of cloud deployments, applications and services across the Walt Disney Company (TWDC). This role is highly versatile and highly technical, gleaning from heavy network engineering, application security and network / virtual systems security critical skills.

The Cyber Trends Security Specialist, is responsible for a broad range of responsibilities, with a primary emphasis on conducting research and analysis on Industry and internal trends, and cyber issues to identify historical and current threat activities as well as identifying and summarizing top industry cyber security issues. The specialist will identify and analyze employed threat Techniques, Tactics and Procedures (TTP) in order to provide security members with awareness and/or actionable information that allows for the development or implementation of proactive defensive measures or improved response actions. The specialist will work closely under the direction of the Principal Security Specialist, Cyber Trends while collaborating with the Director of Cyber Incident Response, Security Operations, Enhanced Detection Team, Security Awareness and Strategy team and Global Security to effectively synergize relationships allowing for high caliber integrated threat reporting and situational awareness to leadership and security members. The specialist will leverage security technologies, methodologies and industry best practices to facilitate and develop Cyber Threat Activity Reports. Additional responsibilities include developing TWDC’s overall cyber threat picture as well as contributing to or developing Cyber Threat blogs or postings.

Perform Service Delivery of Cyber Trends Analysis:

  • Conduct daily open source research to identify trending cyber topics/threats.
  • Effectively identify, evaluate and communicate new and ongoing cyber security threats to senior management through regular and ad hoc reporting
  • Research complex cyber threat issues and produce finished reports for various levels of the business, including senior company executives.
  • Conduct cyber internal incident trend analysis to identify systemic issues potentially requiring corrective actions or show relations to industry trend activity that may pose a threat to the Company
  • Make confidence-based assessments of internal programs for proactive response actions in relation to cyber security issues across the industry, improving the information security posture of TWDC.
  • Use TIP products such as Threat Connect, etc. to identify threat potential and provide time-sensitive indications & warning or trend reports.
  • Work with TWDC Global Intelligence to conduct intelligence gathering that pinpoints threats and assigns attribution in order to identify TTPs of threat actors.
  • Prepare, brief and present cyber trend/threat assessments to broad audiences, including collaboration with Awareness Training & Education team on related communication relevant to the end user community
  • Work closely with the Executive Communication team to produce polished presentations and reports that effectively communicates complex technical or intelligence related information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Collaborate weekly or as needed with security partners to foster team relations and share ongoing initiatives, tracking items, trend information identified, etc.
  • Collaborate with security partners to conduct Cyber Intelligence gathering related to threats or activity in an attempt to obtain attribution or details on potential threats to the Company.
  • Work with and gather requirements with the Director of Incident Response to ensure level of research efforts, trend requirements, or cyber threat reports are inline with initiatives or leadership requests.
  • Provide weekly Threat blogs or summaries on Industry Trends regarding top Cyber activities, etc.
  • Develop and present briefings and/or informational papers on current/top Industry threat activities & issues for leadership awareness or how they may relate to TWDC
  • Provide a informational report to leadership upon the identification of a Industry compromise for awareness in regards to what happened, etc.
  • Publish weekly information reports on Top 5 Cyber issues trending on Industry activities, threats or compromises.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and/or revise reporting formats or requirements, as needed
  • Attend security threat seminars, as required

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years in the field of Cyber security
  • 5+ Cyber Intelligence gathering
  • Expert level organizational skills
  • Strong understanding and use of Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIP) such as Threat Connect, etc.
  • Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, results driven environment.
  • Ability to rapidly assess a situation and produce summarized results of the issue
  • Demonstrated experience in the Intelligence Lifecycle
  • Must have strong knowledge of information security components, principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of hacker methodologies
  • Strong cross-team collaboration and team building skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Develop visually appealing graphics and relay complex technical information in an easy to understand manner through briefings and presentations.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations using MS SharePoint, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in large global environments spanning multiple time-zones.
  • High standard of performance, attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence and persuade individuals of varying levels
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and industry requirements related to Information Security (i.e. EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Payment Card Industry, Domestic and International Privacy regulations)
  • CISSP preferred

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Risk Management, Information Assurance, or equivalent work experience

Company Overview

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view. 

Additional Information

  • This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

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