Threat Analyst

Threat Analyst

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Job Description

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 cybersecurity. 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 an 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.

How you'll make an impact:
    • Two 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
    • Coaching and training experience
    • Previous experience as a point of escalation in a technical environment
    • Customer interactions and creation of executive presentations
    • Understanding of contemporary security architectures/devices such as firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers, remote access technologies, anti-malware, SIEM, and AV
    • Ability to troubleshoot technical problems and ask probing questions to find the root cause or a problem

Qualifications for success:
    • Queue management
    • IDS monitoring/analysis with tools such as Sourcefire and Snort
    • Experience with SIEM platforms preferred (QRadar, LogRhythm, McAfee/Nitro, ArcSight, 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 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:
    • Shift flexibility, including the ability to provide on call support when needed
    • Demonstrated experience and success in a Managed Service client environment
    • Ability to work greater than 40 hours per week as needed
    • Ability to act as a part-time on-call escalation point for security incidents
    • Experience working with Incident Ticketing Systems (i.e. ServiceNow, Remedy, RemedyForce, Heat, etc.).
    • General security knowledge (GCIA, CISSP, CCSE, CISA, HBSS, NSA, CEH, Cisco Security, Security +, OSCP or other security certifications).

If you are seeking a culture that supports growth, fosters success, and moves the industry forward, find your place at Optiv! As a market-leading provider of cyber security solutions, Optiv has the most comprehensive ecosystem of security products and partners to deliver unparalleled services. Our rich and successful history with our clients is based on trust, serving more than 12,000 clients of varying s and industries, including commercial, government, and education. We have the proven expertise to plan, build, and run successful security programs across Risk Management, Cyber Digital Transformation, Threat Management, Security Operations - Managed Services, and Identity and Data Management.

With Optiv you can expect:

. A company committed to championing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion through our Affinity groups including, Black Employee Network, Disabled Employee Network, Latino Employee Network, Optiv Pride (LGBTQIA+), Veterans Support Network, and Women's Network.
. Work/life balance.
. Professional training resources
. Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects
. Volunteer Opportunities. Optiv Chips In encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.
. The ability and technology necessary to productively work remote/from home (where applicable)

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Optiv Security, Inc. ('Optiv') is a privately owned information security company based in Denver, Colorado.Optiv defines itself as a security solutions integrator that delivers end-to-end cybersecurity services globally.Optiv has served more than 7,500 clients across 70 countries worldwide since 2013. Optiv is exclusively focused on cybersecurity and is ranked in the top 10% of solution providers by revenue according to the CRN Solution Provider 500.

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