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Associate Cyber Security Engineer - Threat Detection

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Job Description

What’s the role?

As an Associate Cybersecurity Engineer on the Threat Detection and Response team, your role will include the continuous development and build-out of our security detection and alerting capabilities


Main responsibility:

Handling of various internal requests related to logging, monitoring, alerting to support the ongoing development and maintenance of SIEM content to detect and alert on potential security incidents.

Secondary responsibilities include:

Creation of correlation rules and/or logic to detect malicious activity.

Designing and maintaining documentation related to detection and alerting procedures for security events.

Assist with building a threat detection stack including:

  • Security Incident and Event Management(SIEM)
  • Support of Insider Threat & Incident Response Function

Desirable Skills:

  • Functional and practical experience with at least one development or scripting language/framework (PowerShell, Python, .NET) and regular expressions.
  • Familiarity with security tools including SIEM (Security Incident Event Management), EDR (Endpoint Detection & Response), Next-Gen Firewalls, and VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Familiarity with various cloud computing platforms.
  • Familiarity of fundamental security, system & network concepts (Operating systems, intrusion/detection, TCP/IP, OSI, etc.)
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills along with proven interpersonal skills.
  • Curiosity and passion for learning new things.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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