Job Description

Description

Our Cyber Security organization is currently in need of a security-based Data Scientist “Threat Hunter” to join our team of highly skilled cyber security professionals. The ideal candidate will be intricately involved in running analytical experiments in a methodical manner and will regularly evaluate alternate models via theoretical approaches.  This is the perfect opportunity for the successful candidate to become a part of an innovative and energetic team that develops and matures our analysis.  Additionally, the candidate will have a deep understanding of:

  • Cyber Security
  • Networking Traffic Analysis
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Offensive Security

We are looking for a seasoned threat hunter to not only analyze data, but also act as a mentor which contributes to a continuous improvement environment in the ever-changing Incident Response lifecycle.  If you start your hunts from a triggered alert or use an ad-hoc approach, this role is not for you.  We are looking for hands-on-analysts who can generate excellent hypothesis based on educated hunches, threat intelligence and detailed knowledge of our networks.  The candidate will use a methodical and intelligence data driven approach to prove or disprove the hypotheses using qualitative and/or quantitative skills.

This role includes working knowledge of data mining and statistical analysis, the ability to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation, pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills to aid in finding threats within the noise.  Additionally, it is preferable for the analyst to have working knowledge of security appliances and professional / open source tools that support threat hunting, including understanding the analysis of competing hypotheses. The scope of this role includes researching attack patterns, threat reports, profiling attackers and their Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) and risk/threat analyses. In this role, you will interface with many internal security teams to keep up to date with the latest attacks and defensive techniques.

In this role, you will have:

  • Dedicated time to perform threat hunting as a normal part of the security analysis tasking
  • Work alongside the security operations center with very talented security analysts
  • Challenging and fast paced environment
  • A fun and energized team that promotes continuous learning and improvement
  • Red team exercises that allow analysts to hone and improve their skills as defenders
  • Attacks from APT’s from around the globe

Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to think like an attacker and a detailed understanding of offensive security
  • Ability to perform threat research and profile attackers
  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to quickly analyze large amounts of often conflicting data and making sound decisions
  • Ability to not let your cognitive biases influence or effect your hunting, hypothesis generation or hypothesis validation
  • Ability to script in Python and preferably other languages and tools
  • Proven track-record of successful and innovative hunts that are completed in a timely manner
  • Experience using the Diamond Model and Cyber Kill Chain
  • Excellent analytical skills with an understanding of statistics, probability theory and data science
  • Thorough understanding of how to detect lateral movement within a network and “Thinking Outside the Box” to discover the signal within the noise
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to simplify findings to brief management and customers
  • US citizenship required with a Public Trust Clearance

Application Instructions

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