Verizon Principal Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst in Ashburn, Virginia

What you’ll be doing...

The Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst role is a senior level position with the opportunity to work in a fast paced collaborative environment defending Verizon from current and future cyber threats. This position plays a critical role in Verizon’s enterprise computing defense. Senior Analysts are considered thought leaders, should be willing to mentor and advise others, and have the ability to drive the operational and strategic growth of the organization.

  • Leads change within the Threat Intelligence team through leadership, guidance, and creating new processes and procedures to enhance the intel capabilities in support of the Threat Management Center's mission to protect the Verizon Enterprise.

  • Process both internal and external Cyber Threat Intel for determination of potential threat and impact, hunting to determine potential scope, and implementation of mitigations to defend Verizon’s enterprise; this includes reports from law enforcement, security researchers, industry leaders and governmental agencies.

  • Conduct pivoting analysis on Threat Intelligence to identify current impact or proactively process mitigations for defense through security technologies and proactive mitigations including zero-day patching identification, anomalous behavior, and recommendations of remediation action.

  • Identifies gaps in intel gathering strategy and leads changes in covering identified gaps. Develop, create, and drive current and new reporting methods of Intelligence analysis to peers and leadership teams for purposes of situational awareness and making Intelligence actionable.

  • Support mid and junior team members in methods to process tactical mitigations based on results of analysis and determination of threat validity.

  • Drives support for the Threat Management Center during incident response and threat monitoring activities to include intelligence context and analysis support, provide industry expertise and recommend relevant remediation and countermeasures

  • Conduct trending and correlation of cyber intelligence for the purposes of attribution and establish strategic counter measures to increase Verizon’s defenses, including customized signatures, in-house identified indicators of compromise and behaviors associated with targeted behavior, with support from the Threat.

  • Drive the technical oversight and guidance required to support junior team members during Intelligence analysis efforts.

  • Write intelligence and technical articles for knowledge sharing.

  • Lead strategic projects and develop capabilities to enhance existing cyber Intelligence functions.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Three or more years of experience working in a cyber threat intelligence function.

  • Previous governmental intelligence agency experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education with 6 or more years of professional experience.

  • Previous Information Assurance or Cyber Experience in the Telecommunications industry.

  • Previous experience with Threat Intelligence Tools and Platforms.

  • Previous experience working with SIEM technologies (i.e. Splunk).

  • Previous experience working with hunting tools and technologies.

  • Previous experience with Malware analysis (automated, static, and dynamic).

  • Previous experience with Malware Reverse Engineering.

  • Fundamentals of Mobile Platforms: Windows Phone, iOS, Android.

  • Understanding of Networking (including the OSI Model, TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, SMTP).

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cyber risks and threat intelligence related to cyber attackers.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills along with the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Strong relationship skills and collaborative style to enable success across multiple partners.

  • Demonstrated effective organizational and technical skills.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Related Certification (A+, Network+, Security+, GREM).

  • Ability to comply with any regulatory requirements.

  • Managed multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.

  • Exhibited initiative, follow-up and follow through with commitments.


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When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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