EY Cyber Defense Response Center - Security Analyst III in Alpharetta, Georgia

Cyber Defense Response Center - Security Analyst III

Core Business Services

Requisition # ALP001UR

Post Date Jan 10, 2019

EY Technology:

Technology has always been at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. We need technology to keep an organization the size of ours working efficiently. We have 250,000 people in more than 140 countries, all of whom rely on secure technology to be able to do their job every single day. Everything from the laptops we use, to the ability to work remotely on our mobile devices and connecting our people and our clients, to enabling hundreds of internal tools and external solutions delivered to our clients. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and is key to us being more innovative as an organization.

EY Technology supports our technology needs through three business units:

Client Technology (CT) - focuses on developing new technology services for our clients. It enables EY toidentify new technology-based opportunities faster, and pursue those opportunities more rapidly.

Enterprise Workplace Technology (EWT) – EWTsupports our Core Business Services functions and will deliver fit-for-purpose technology infrastructure at the cheapest possible cost for quality services. EWT will also support our internal technology needs by focusing on a better user experience.

Information Security (Info Sec) - Info Sec prevents, detects, responds and mitigates cyber-risk, protecting EY and client data, and our information management systems.

The opportunity

Responsible for the management, detection and analysis support that enables global incident response and security operations. Additionally also responsible for developing and maintaining threat monitoring capabilities used by the Cyber Defense Response Center (CDRC) team.

Under limited supervision the CDRC Analyst III will report to the US CDRC Manager. He/she will work collaboratively to detect and respond to information security incidents, develop, maintain, and follow procedures for security event alerting, and participate in security investigations. The CDRC Analyst III will perform tasks including monitoring, research, classification and analysis of security events that occur on the network or endpoint. The CDRC Analyst III should have familiarity with the principles of network and endpoint security, current threat and attack trends, a strong understanding of the OSI model, and have a good working knowledge of defense in depth strategies.

**The US CDRC team provides coverage seven days a week between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM EST. After an initial two week period for on-boarding (Monday – Friday, 07:00 – 16:00), depending on the business need, the CDRC Analyst will be working Sunday – Wednesday (07:00 – 18:00), Wednesday – Saturday (07:00 – 18:00), with potential to change to other shifts as they become available.

Your key responsibilities

The position requires experience analyzing malware and other related cyber threats and implementing and maintaining security and analysis solutions for large enterprises, with knowledge on large scale threat analysis of event data from commercial and open source infrastructure technology platforms.

Skills and attributes for success

-Respond to network and host based security events

-Participate in detecting, investigating, and resolving security events

-Identify and propose areas for improvement within the Cyber Defense Response Center

-Provide documentation and project support

-Act as second and/or third-tier support for the CDRC Analyst I and II

-Serve as an escalation point for difficult problems and complex inquiries

-Server as shift lead when necessary

  • Conduct detailed security event analysis from network traffic attributes and host-based attributes ( binary analysis, etc) to identify information security incidents

-Provide feedback on security control capability gaps based off of security intrusion trends

-Develop and maintain analytical procedures to improve security incident identification efficiency

-Demonstrate ability to drive process improvements and identify gaps

-Determine impact of potential intrusions on the EY’s network and infrastructure

-Conduct advanced incident response actions security incidents as directed by the CDRC Manager

-Conduct detailed security event analysis from network traffic attributes and host-based attributes (memory analysis, binary analysis, etc) to identify information security incidents

-Capable of hunting for threats based on threat intelligence and limited direction

-Collaborate with others in the Information Security department to develop and implement innovative strategies for monitoring and preventing attackers

-Assist subsidiaries in reducing their threat footprint by suggesting network and host-level controls that limit an attacker’s access and alert upon a security event

-Conduct reviews of SOC security event activities to identify trends for potential efficiency and potential gaps with services

-Develop and maintain analytical procedures to improve security incident identification efficiency

-Mentor junior team members to improve skills and awareness

-Familiarity and experience with basic digital forensic concepts such as chain of custody, evidence handling, and system imaging

-Develop and maintain standard operating procedures to reflect day-to-day security operations

-Create innovative in-house control capabilities to assist in the automation of existing security operations functions

To qualify for the role you must have

-Extensive experience working with SIEM, Log Aggregators, Incident Response Management solutions

-Strong technical knowledge of Networking, Operating Systems and enterprise integrations


-Experience managing standards, developing Security Operations Process, reporting and dashboards

-Excellent communication, collaboration, relationship management and leadership

-Self-directed and able to perform tasks without supervision

  • Information Security Principles, Technologies, and Practices

-Proven experience with multiple security event detection platforms

-Thorough understanding of TCP/IP

  • Understand IDS / IPS rules to identify and/or prevent malicious activity

-Demonstrated integrity in a professional environment

-Good social, communication and technical writing skills

-Comfortable navigating and troubleshooting Linux and Windows system issues

Ideally, you’ll also have

Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security or 5+ years of related work experience.

-Minimum of 4+ years of experience in one or more of the following:

-Working in a Security Monitoring/Security Operations Center environment (SOC)

-Experience investigating security events, threats and/or vulnerabilities

-Understanding of electronic investigation and log correlationProficiency with the latest intrusion detection platforms; working knowledge of Linux and/or Windows systems administration (Including AD).

-Scripting or programming (Shell scripting, Python, PowerShell,Perl, Java, etc.)

-Conduct detailed security event analysis from network traffic attributes and host-based attributes (memory analysis, binary analysis, etc) to identify information security incidents

Desired skill: Previous leadership experience as a team lead or supervisor.

Desired Certifications: GCIH, CEH,CISM,CISSP, GCFA, GCIA, GSEC, GIAC,SSCP, Security What we look for

The CDRC Analyst III must be competent to work at a technical level, be capable of identifying threats and vectors that cause security events, and be able to follow defined procedures for mitigating said threats.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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