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10 Dec 2021

Temporary IT – Infrastructure Design & Support – Sr. Security Threat Analyst    

Hornet Staffing – Posted by lweir Anywhere

Job Description

Job title: IT – Infrastructure Design & Support – Sr. Security Threat Analyst

Location: Jacksonville, FL (Remote Okay)

Duration: 6 months


Job Description:

The Senior IT Security Threat Analyst independently develops, maintains, and implements comprehensive information security monitoring programs including defining security policies, processes and standards for large and complex environments. Senior IT Security Threat Analysts perform comprehensive threat analysis and recommends appropriate course of action, mitigation, and remediation. They provide consultative guidance on the development of information security strategies and programs through demonstrated expertise and knowledge of industry trends and changes with respect to advanced and sophisticated cyberattacks and threats. They lead efforts, oversee work results, provide formal training and serve as a technical resource for Information Security team members. Senior IT Security Threat Analysts may be the single point of contact and coordination for third-party incident response teams and law enforcement agencies if the environment is breached.


Position Accountabilities

Accountabilities will include but are not be limited to conducting security risk assessments, evaluating security services and technologies, and reviewing and documenting Threat Operations policies and procedures as well as providing monitoring and alerting within the Microsoft 365 Cloud environment. Integrating M365 Cloud security and compliance configuration logs to Threat Operations SIEM as needed for logging and monitoring of cloud systems and hosted applications using Splunk Enterprise Security. Create actionable alerts in Splunk based on received Cloud log events and produce metric reports on the cloud security posture of Microsoft cloud operations. Train Threat Operations analysts on Microsoft Cloud security and supporting cyber event management processes. Assessing the use of Microsoft Defender, Advanced Threat Protection and Azure Sentinel. Leveraging familiarity with large data sets, using tools and scripting languages like KQL, Jupyter, SQL, Python, Splunk, and Power BI to conduct robust data analytics on Microsoft Cloud data. Employment of common threat analysis models such as the Diamond Model, Cyber Kill Chain, and MITRE Telecommunication&CK to design detection and determent models and processes. Recommending security standards and cyber response configurations for cloud services to additional cloud capabilities (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, etc.).


Essential Functions

  • Independently, proactively and automatically correlates and analyzes threat data from various sources and analyzes network events to establish the identity and modus operandi of malicious users active in the computing environment or posing potential threats to the computing environment. Provides guidance and assistance to junior members of the team
  • Independently conducts industry research and technical evaluation of all-sources and vendor supplied intelligence–with specific emphasis on network operations and advanced and sophisticated cyber tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Subject matter expert in the detection and identification of cyberattack signatures, tactics, techniques and procedures associated with advanced threats
  • Leads assessments and development of cyber threat profiles of current events based on collection, research and analysis of open-source information
  • Leads root cause analysis of any monitoring alerts and threats identified by third-party vendor, or internal systems and workforce. Once root cause is determined, proposes and leads cross-departmental efforts, if required, to implement appropriate security controls and solutions that will mitigate risk and vulnerabilities, as well as safeguard our systems and data
  • Independently and proactively prepares detailed technical papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for Management and other Technology Leaders
  • Develops and maintains documentation for security monitoring procedures and security diagrams
  • Leads the development of proposed design, configuration, and implementation of security monitoring architecture
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for team members, specializing in network security monitoring, host analysis, and log analysis
  • Creates and leads initiatives to improve security monitoring operations center processes
  • Leads improvements discussions with third-party vendor regarding security monitoring functions
  • Proactively identifies company-wide program opportunities and works to implement solutions. Guides the direction of the overall information security monitoring and threat analysis program
  • Additional duties as may be assigned.


Required Work Experience

  • 6+ years direct IT Security work experience. Specific expert level technical experience may be substituted
  • 3 years’ experience in Threat modeling, hunting and analysis
  • 3 years’ experience in Cyber event management and incident response
  • Experience with Cyber Offensive Security including Breach Attack Simulations
  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall SDLC methodologies


Required Education

Related Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated equivalent professional work experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator Associate (MS-500)
  • Microsoft Certified Security Operations Analyst Associate (SC-200)
  • Microsoft Certified Information Protection Administrator Associate (SC-400)
  • Certified in Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500)
  • ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty



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