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Cyber Security Analyst II

June 10, 2021Careers

Cyber Security Analyst II | PacketWatch

Company Overview

PacketWatch is a privately-owned cybersecurity consulting firm that delivers enterprise-class security services to identify, detect, and respond to cyber threats that have circumvented traditional information security controls. PacketWatch services use a proprietary full-packet capture, network monitoring, analysis, and investigation platform to visualize and discover abnormal network activity and patterns over time. Our cybersecurity experts, threat hunters, and analysts help midsize and enterprise organizations gain confidence in their security posture with assessment, managed security, and incident response services. Services include: PacketWatch Network Security Assessment (NSA); PacketWatch Managed Detection and Response (MDR); PacketWatch Enterprise; PacketWatch Incident Response (IR); PacketWatch Advisory Services.

All services are custom-configured, allowing our clients to leverage internal cybersecurity tools, resources, and procedures, as required. The PacketWatch dashboard provides information technology and cybersecurity professionals with total visibility of their network—integrating full packet capture, intrusion detection, extensive intelligence, and network replay to investigate unusual network activities. Our managed detection and response services allow midsize and enterprise clients to add threat hunting activities and expertise to their teams, quickly.

Responsibilities

As a member of the Security Team, the Cyber Security Analyst II is well-versed in hunting, triaging, analyzing, and investigating potential security incidents and threats across our diverse client base. Major duties include supporting complex security incidents and investigations; conducting host forensics, network forensics, log analysis, and malware triage in support of incident response investigations; utilize PacketWatch and 3rd-party endpoint detection and response (EDR) technologies to conduct large-scale investigations and examine endpoint and network-based sources of evidence; recognize and codify attacker TTPs (tools, tactics, and procedures) and IOCs (indicators of compromise) for application to concurrent or future investigations; build scripts, queries or methodologies to facilitate incident investigation processes; develop and present readable yet comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences; and work with clients’ security and IT operations teams to implement remediation plans in response to incidents. The Cyber Security Analyst (II) works closely with the Team Leader and with other analysts to investigate complex or advanced incidents proactively and identify threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits (threat analysis, threat hunting, intrusion analysis).

Requirements / Profile

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about cyber security, finding threats, identifying new detection techniques, and providing excellent client support and satisfaction;
  • Enjoy the details of day-to-day tactical execution of threat hunting, intrusion analysis, and incident response;
  • Be a self-driven, team-oriented, and highly motivated technology professional familiar with appropriate experience in endpoint security analysis, network security monitoring (NSM), Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) systems, next-generation security devices, forensics, and incident response;
  • Possess deep technical knowledge and a sense of urgency, able to interact extensively with clients and partners using a confident tone and professional etiquette;
  • Be able to see the big picture, understanding evolving attacker behavior and motivations, participate and manage multiple client-facing projects, and help to train/mentor other security consultants;
  • Possess sound business acumen, strong consulting skills, current technical skills and be adept in leading multiple projects under tight deadlines;
  • Take responsibility for customer satisfaction and overall success of IR/MDR services;
  • Be available, ready, and able to accept incoming work, respond in a timely manner to client requests and security events, adhere to policies, procedures, and security best practices;
  • Document actions and effectively communicate information internally and to customers; and
  • Develop improvements for operational playbooks, tools, detection capabilities, workflows, and train and mentor fellow security engineers and security analysts.

Qualifications for Success

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent experience) with 3 or more years technical experience
    • Core Skills Required:
      • Network security monitoring;
      • Network traffic/packet analysis;
      • Log analysis (Firewall, VPN, Windows event logs);
      • Thorough understanding of Enterprise security controls and best practices in a Microsoft Active Directory environment.
    • Additional Related Skills:
      • Strong knowledge of Windows command line tools;
      • Experience with Windows disk and memory forensics;
      • Linux or OSX disk and memory forensics; 
      • Cloud (AWS, Azure, M365) security controls, logs, tools, and forensics; and
      • Experience with Python and/or PowerShell scripting environments and task automation.
    • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship

    Location

    Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

    Apply

    Send your resume and cover letter for this Cyber Security Analyst II position to careers@packetwatch.com