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Principal Threat Intelligence Analysis

Chicago, Illinois
$140,000 to $185,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Principal, Threat Intelligence Analysis

Looking for a candidate to do Intelligence analysis, vulnerability. You will working with: Qualys Nessus Nmap SIEM Network Sniffers LDAP AD Sun Solaris Windows Linux Lan Wan Web Applications Firewall Cloud AWS Azure GCP Automated response Cyber threat analysis digital computer forensics incident response application security cryptographic controls

You will help in the analysis and remediation of security threats to the enterprise, vulnerabilities in the environment, and how to improve defense itself against identified threats. This position will require initiative to remediate identified security threats, incidents, and compliance issues when tasked. The role will be involved in the documenting, execution, and testing of regulatory compliance to all required security regulations.

Threat Hunting:

  • Develop and report threat hunting hypotheses based on applicable security threats to the organization
  • Execute threat hunting operations based on hypotheses reports across varied environments
  • Report observations found during threat hunting in detail to support development of organization's security posture

Support Event Analysis and Handling:

  • Perform security incident response activities including investigation, coordination, review, and reporting
  • Execute technical analysis of security events while coordinating incident response activities with internal and external teams
  • Ensure collection and preservation of data associated with cyber security incident response activities follow industry best practices and established procedures
  • Develop and support briefings to the senior management as a trusted incident responder
  • Oversee process of monthly reporting to Security management on Threat, Vulnerability, and Incident management metrics


  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
  • Proven team player will be working primarily with other staff members, on both long-term projects and rapid response under tight deadlines
  • Technical understanding of adversarial activities to support threat hunting and purple team operations
  • Incident response experience, taking initiative; providing and following through on solutions across various skillsets
  • Knowledge of Security related service and process assessments and evaluations based on NIST, COBIT, ISO and/or ITIL standards. Control frameworks based on security regulations. eg NIST Cyber Security Framework
  • Effective oral and written communication, analytical, judgment and collaboration skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both formal and informal review settings with all levels of management
  • Experience in developing and providing threat and situational intelligence from a variety of internal and external sources
  • Ability to work with local and remote IT staff/management, vendors and consultants
  • Ability to work independently and possess strong organization skills.

Technical Skills & Background

  • Proficiency in Intelligence analysis,Adversary TTP analysis in network and host-based attacks, Vulnerability assessment tools (Qualys, Nessus, nmap, etc, Incident Response activities, Log analysis technologies (SIEM, network sniffers, etc.), Other Security preventative and detective technologies (EDR, network-based analysis, etc.), Standard technical writing tools including MS Word, Excel, Project and Visio
  • Familiarity with: Directory services, LDAP, and their inherent security (Active Directory, CA Directory), Proxy and caching services, Client Server platforms including Sun Solaris, Windows, Linux, Operating system hardening procedures (Solaris, Linux, Windows, etc.), LAN/WAN routing and high availability (OSPF, BGP4/iBGP, EIGRP and NSRP), Web Application Firewalls, Cloud based security tools and techniques (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.), Security Orchestration and Automated Response tools and concepts, Encryption technologies (PGP, PKI and X.509)
  • Some experience: Scripting and development activities to appropriately leverage Application Programing Interfaces (APIs) to optimize integrations between disparate security monitoring and analysis devices


  • [Preferred] Strongly prefer at least one of the following certifications: CISSP, GCTI, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, CHFI, CCE, CFE

Education & Training

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or another related field
  • 7+ years of information security experience, preferably in the financial services industry
  • Minimum one year hands-on security operations experience including interdisciplinary experience with four or more of the following: Cyber Threat Analysis, Digital Computer Forensics, Incident Response, Application Security, Operating Systems Security, Cryptographic Controls, Networking, Programming languages, Incident Response
  • Familiarity with computer network exploitation and network attack methodologies while maintaining an understanding of the relationship these activities have with the financial services industry and critical infrastructure.
  • Industry knowledge of leading-edge security technologies and methods
  • Shift work and working in an on-call response capacity is required including availability for 24 x 7 on-call support responsibilities
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  • Job Reference: 707334956-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Request Technology - Robyn Honquest
    Request Technology - Robyn Honquest
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: $140,000 to $185,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent