Threat Hunting Analyst - Remote

CCS IT Houston , TX 77001

Posted 2 months ago

Threat Hunting Analyst- Remote

Houston, TX, US (Remote until COVID-19 concerns pass, maybe October)
>Employment Type:
g> Full Time

Salary: DOE + Bonus and Benefits

Interview: phone/video

Job Class: Information & Tech


  • The Threat Hunting Analyst reports to the Information Security Officer and while it has many responsibilities, the primary focus is to protect critical systems from compromise by detecting and containing active threat actors before they move laterally.
  • This position will share cyber responsibilities with existing cyber team members and alternate essential functions on a weekly basis.
  • The incumbent will receive formal hands-on capture the flag and cyber range training and will attend regular cybersecurity conferences including BlackHat/DEFCON.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Incident Detection & Response:
    • Proactively investigate alerts on all corporate networks
    • Filter existing detection rules to reduce false positives
    • Perform initial triage, containment, and live response
    • Track investigated alerts, incidents, and security awareness points
    • Filter existing detection rules to reduce false positives
    • Resolve any existing daily automated adversary simulation script errors
  • Red Team- Adversary Simulation:
    • Simulate advanced adversary activity that is not currently detected and report the following:
      • Summary of tools and techniques used
      • Summary of activities detected and not detected by IR team
      • Summary of privilege escalation/lateral movement activities allowed or blocked
      • Summary of newly created detection rules to alert on previously undetected adversary activity
  • Red Team- Validation of Existing Security Controls:
    • Review DHS, internal and external vulnerability/discovery scans for new vulnerabilities. (Nessus/nmap)
    • Actively validate security controls are logging accurate information to Splunk. This includes hands-on validation.
    • Resolve any existing daily automated security control validation script errors
  • Threat Hunting :
    • Complete threat analysis for one or more public threat intelligence reports/blog posts and report the following:
      • URL to Threat report/Blog Post
      • Each TTP or vulnerability tested and the test results (was threat activity detected and/or blocked)
      • Any existing threat actor activity detected during hunts
      • Name of each new detection Carbon Black rules or Splunk alerts created
    • Complete threat analysis of the Friday Internal Threat summary for current weeks threat intel.
  • Security Awareness & Training:
    • Promote and manage the companys security awareness and training program.
    • Plan and schedule quarterly Learn and Lunch security events
    • Plan and schedule quarterly phishing campaign tests.
  • Forensic Investigations:
    • Conduct and manage digital media investigations and evidence collection
    • Manage forensic tools and infrastructure
  • Task Management:
    • Review and manage tasks and goals assigned in JIRA
    • Upload any tools, techniques and procedures in Confluence

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 6+ experience in cyber security
  • Preferred Requirements
    • Bachelors Degree in IT related field strongly preferred; IT Security Certifications (OSCP, GCIH, GCIA, etc) are strongly preferred
    • Internship or at least 1 year employment in IT Security strongly preferred

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Possesses ability to prioritize workload this role will involve significant multitasking!
  • Possesses the drive and focus to finish tasks and projects in a timely manner
  • Possesses a strong sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated desire to learn / expand areas of expertise
  • Possesses strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Possesses strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and build effective relationships
  • Experience scripting with Powershell, shell and python is a plus
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