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McAfee Security SOC Analyst / Threat Analyst / Incident Response Analyst

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Job Title:  McAfee Security SOC Analyst / Threat Analyst / Incident Response Analyst

Location:  Nashville, TN

Role Summary:

The Senior Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, working within a team of Foundstone Threat Researchers, will perform in a Senior Level Threat Hunter/Incident Response (IR) role from an automation perspective.  The SOC Analyst will be the lead in assisting our McAfee client to mature their SOC hunting capability and their IR Plan.  This role would also be the technical and strategic lead for elevated threat management / IR and security solutions identified by or reported to the SOC.  Will be responsible for developing and assisting in the advancement of automation and integration technologies. The role requires clear communication skills to varying audiences across the organization in order to seek and build consensus where needed to achieve a strengthened security posture.

As a SOC Analyst a typical day might include following:

  • Proactively advise teams/hunt for and research potential malicious activity and incidents across multiple platforms using advanced threat network and host-based tools
  • Use both internal and external threat intelligence to build indicators of compromise into monitoring tools, can integrate these tools with one another to provide data enrichment
  • Use strong TCP/IP networking skills to perform network analysis to isolate and diagnose potential threats and anomalous network behavior
  • Ability to automate networking tasks and analysis tasks
  • Can effectively document code and automation efforts effectively in an understandable manner for a non-programmer
  • Report common and repeated problems (trend analysis) to management and propose process and technical improvements
  • Provide resolution plans for system and network issues
  • Provide support in the detection, response, mitigation, and reporting of real or potential cyber threats to the environment and can assist in the automation of these processes
  • Maintain and employ a strong understanding of advanced threats, continuous vulnerability assessment, response and mitigation strategies used in cybersecurity operations
  • Provide written and verbal reports and updates to customers/business units
  • Leadership role in providing ongoing knowledge transfer to junior analysts
  • Develop and maintain up to date Run-Books and/or Standard Operation Procedures to maintain relevancy, address current/emerging threats and technology, and ensure constant improvement that meet industry standards and emerging attacks and threats
  • Lead and/or support major projects, including new initiatives, capacity, life-cycle management, upgrades, new products and/or features, and integration
  • Develop process and architecture diagrams
  • Resolve complex networking and other technical issues with multiple parties involved

You have:

  • Over five (5+) years of experience as a Level 2 (or above) SOC Analyst performing incident handling, forensics, sensor alert tracking, and/or cybersecurity case management
  • Understanding of the following: cybersecurity incident discovery and event management, network forensics, IPS/IDS, firewalls, content filtering technology, DLP, configuration management and monitoring, endpoint protection, database security and log collection and analysis
  • Strong working knowledge of security-relevant data, including network protocols, ports and common services, such as TCP/IP network protocols and application layer protocols (e.g. HTTP/S, DNS, FTP, SMTP, Active Directory etc.)
  • Experience and a keen understanding of cybersecurity tools, including McAfee SIEM, ePO, Network Traffic Analysis, DLP, Malware analysis, Raw Packet Captures, database technologies, web applications technologies, firewall technologies, etc.
  • Experience with cybersecurity forensics tools and methodologies, IR Dev Plan, playbook development
  • Well known protocols and services (FTP, HTTP, SSH, SMB, DAP) preferred
  • Leading and directing security incident response
  • Involvement in threat intelligence and cybersecurity communities

Additional Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage teams and shifts of analysts effectively
  • Experience with providing formal and informal training/instruction and ability to communicate technical details effectively to junior IT personnel and management
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects and initiatives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Must be able to communicate technical details clearly
  • Experience in developing and maintaining Run-Books and/or Standard Operation Procedures in a SOC environment
  • Strong troubleshooting, reasoning, and analytical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate technical details effectively in writing and verbally to junior IT personnel and management
  • Team player with ability to work autonomously



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