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Incident Response Analyst (Threat Intelligence Focus)

Location: Houston, TX/Remote

Position Type: Contract

Posted: Dec 2023

 

Job Description: We are seeking a skilled and motivated Incident Response Analyst with a focus on threat intelligence to join our team. The Incident Response Analyst will be responsible for detecting, analyzing, and responding to security incidents, with a particular emphasis on leveraging threat intelligence to enhance incident response capabilities. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cybersecurity incident response, hands-on experience with threat intelligence tools and techniques, and a passion for staying ahead of emerging threats.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor security alerts and incidents using threat intelligence feeds, security information and event management (SIEM) systems, and other detection tools to identify potential security threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Conduct in-depth analysis of security incidents, including malware analysis, network forensics, and log analysis, to determine the scope, impact, and root cause of the incident.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including security operations, threat intelligence, and IT infrastructure, to coordinate incident response activities and develop mitigation strategies.

  • Utilize threat intelligence sources and analysis techniques to enrich incident data and provide context to security events, enabling more effective response and remediation.

  • Develop and maintain incident response playbooks, procedures, and workflows to ensure consistent and efficient handling of security incidents.

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior incident response analysts and support staff, assisting them in developing their skills and knowledge of threat intelligence.

  • Stay updated on emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and security technologies, and provide recommendations for improving incident response processes and capabilities.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology, or Military, or relevant certifications.

  • 3-5 years of experience in cybersecurity incident response or related roles, with a focus on threat intelligence analysis.

  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles, attack vectors, and common threat actors, as well as hands-on experience with incident response tools and techniques.

  • Experience with threat intelligence platforms, feeds, and sources, such as open-source intelligence (OSINT), commercial threat intelligence feeds, and industry-specific information sharing and analysis centers (ISACs).

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and standards, such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework, MITRE ATT&CK Framework, and ISO/IEC 27001.

  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)) preferred.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

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