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As a Cybersecurity Threat Research Analyst, you will be joining NBCUniversal at an exciting time where it is transforming from an operational, tool-based cyber defense program to an intelligence and threat-based organization. You will be part of an agile Security Technology team in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and partner with other InfoSec and IT teams to shape the future of cyber defense at NBCUniversal. You’ll be responsible for addressing wide ranges of security opportunities, beginning with researching current threats from blogs and reports, as well as other internal and external resources, and using that information about as well as an understanding of available data to identify opportunities and hunt through our networks for evidence of threat activity. You’ll help us generate signals we can use to find malicious activity, and look for new technologies or configurations that will help stop badness faster.
Proactively combat threat activity to ensure the NBCUniversal enterprise is secure
Coordinate with NBCUniversal’s Information Security Response and Intelligence team to conduct threat research from public as well as internal and private sources and identify high-quality signals for hunting and technical experimentation
Interact and experiment with a wide range of security technologies – both currently in use at NBCUniversal and under investigation – to understand and describe how they can be used to detect and stop threats
Use Splunk and other analysis tools and methods to sift through data, identify, and validate ways that data can be used to find threat activity
Turn successful experimental methods into reliable inputs to other Security teams within Splunk or other tool sets
Propose new data sources, capabilities, and approaches to detect and stop threats not possible with existing tools
Keep up-to-date on trends in security, best practices. Participate, share with, and learn from communities of practice. Create reports, summaries, or sketches as appropriate.
Cyber Threat analysis research experience, whether through a CSIRT/SOC, threat intel, or other analysis function, and an understanding of how to leverage it for enterprise defense, 2-5 years preferred but not required
Familiarity with cybersecurity principles and best practices
Experience collecting and organizing data in various formats (Excel, CSV, JSON) and synthesizing results
Exposure to SIEM technologies (Splunk preferred) and comfort using data to hunt for evidence of malicious activities
Interest in emerging technologies, passion for experimenting and pushing technology into “off label” uses in enterprise defense
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