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Cyber Defense Analyst – Insider Threat

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Location: OWINGS MILLS, MD, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 226850
Date Posted: Aug 10, 2020

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Job Description

Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Identify, correlate and conduct in-depth analysis of potential insider threat security alerts. Uses technical skills and data collected from a variety of monitoring sources (e.g. DLP, User and Entity Behavioral Analytics alerts, network traffic logs, etc) to prevent, detect and mitigate potential insider threats.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

- Utilizing security monitoring tools identify, correlate and conduct in-depth analysis of anomalous network activities.
Identify gaps and weaknesses within existing security tools and implement new processes and procedures to improve detection, monitoring, and response capabilities.
Drive the development of technical solutions for the storage and correlation of structured and unstructured data sources.
- In collaboration with insider threat analysts and other Exelon security teams develop new malicious insider use cases and tune existing models.
- Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and implement new risk-based strategies to identify indicators of potential insider threat activity.
- Participate in insider threat hunting operations to detect and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities within Exelon’s network.
- In collaboration with Cyber Security Engineers, Cyber Security Architects and IT, provide maintenance support for insider threat monitoring applications. 

POSITION SCOPE:
Provides monitoring and technical analysis to mitigate potential insider threats and activities to protect Exelon’s physical assets, electronic assets and personnel. Responsible for developing new solutions and enhancing existing technical capabilities to improve detection and analysis of available data sources.

Qualifications

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, Information Systems, Engineering or other degrees with an understanding of network and application security and information systems
- 2 - 5 years of work related-experience 
- Knowledge of Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems
- Ability to build scripts and detections utilizing programming languages (Python, Perl or PowerShell)
- Ability to work with SIEM tools (Splunk)
- Ability to work with SQL databases
- Ability to analyze log data, alert data, network traffic and other data sources to validate security events
- Ability to maintain tools, scripts and applications for detection and automation capabilities
- Effective organizational, technical, customer service and teaming skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidate must be able to effectively convey complex technical information both technical and non-technical audiences including investigators, senior management, team members and others
- Demonstrated problem solving skills. Candidate must possess strong analytical skills to identify complex security issues.
- Conceptual understanding of security issues facing enterprises

Preferred:
- Work experience in any of the following areas: insider threat, intelligence analysis, cyber/IT security, counterintelligence, system administration, information assurance or network security/architecture
- Knowledge and experience using SIEM, User & Entity Behavioral Analytics, or Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools to execute complex search queries and generate reports
- Programming and customized script development experience
- Experience using data aggregation, detection and case tracking tools
- Certifications such as CISSP, Security+, or other relevant SANS GIAC Certifications

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