IT- Cyber Security Threat Analyst/Specialist - Expert

Concord, CA 94518

Posted: 03/21/2019 Employment Type: Temporary Job Category: IT/Ops Job Number: 12473

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and staffing firm, is seeking a IT- Cyber Security Threat Analyst/Specialist – Senior to join our team and work at our client site in Concord, CA.

Our client is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70, 000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

Position Summary Currently located in Concord, CA, this position is in our Security Intelligence and Operations Center and is responsible for monitoring, detecting, and responding to cybersecurity activity across telecommunication and data computing infrastructure. Response could include but is not limited to: troubleshooting, analysis, diagnosis, communicating with stakeholders, and resolution or coordination of resolution via support groups or business units. This position is requires the ability to think analytically, work collaboratively, and document all work being performed.

• Monitor incoming event queues for potential security incidents; identify and act on anomalous network activity
• Perform thorough analysis of APT/nation state attack, anomalous network behavior
  Detailed analysis, documentation, and strong understanding of the attack vectors, persistence mechanisms, and detection avoidance tactics
• Perform proficient forensic analysis using security tools and monitoring systems to discover the source of anomalous security events
• Perform hunting for malicious activity across the network and digital assets
• Perform detailed investigation and response activities to assist in identification, containment, eradication and recovery actions for potential security incidents
• Analyze complex malware analysis through endpoint and network traffic forensics to determine if systems are impacted.
• Develop innovative monitoring and detection solutions using tools and other skillsets such as scripting
• Work with Security engineering team to analyze SIEM use cases
• Recommend implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls
• Ensures all pertinent information is obtained to allow for the identification, containment, eradication, and recovery actions to occur in a time sensitive environment
• Collaborates with technical and threat intelligence analysts to provide indications and warnings, and contributes to predictive analysis of malicious activity
• Mentor junior staff in cybersecurity techniques and processes
• Create and continuously improve standard operating procedures used by the SIOC
• Monitor external event sources for security intelligence and actionable incidents
• Establish and maintain excellent working relationships/partnerships with the cyber security and infrastructure support teams throughout the IT organization as well as business units
• Must comply with any regulatory requirements 

*LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY* TOP THREE: The 3 things we are looking for are:
1. Prior Incident Response experience
2. Memory forensic analysis experience
3. Strong networking skills

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
• 6 years of relevant work experience within security information technology
• Prior experience in Computer Incident Response team(CIRT)/Computer Emergency Response team(CERT), or a Security Operations Center(SOC)
• Extensive experience in network security monitoring, network packet analysis, host and server forensics Desired Qualifications
• Utility Industry experience
• Prior SIEM experience – Security Information & Event Management system, log aggregation and event notification tool such as IBM QRadar • SANS certification such as GREM, GCFA, GREM, GNFA, ENCE or related
• Familiarity with regulatory requirements such as NERC/CIP, NIST, SOX etc.
• Extensive experience in industry well known as well as open source Network and/ or Host forensic tools Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Strong technical skills including malware reverse engineering, memory forensics, live response techniques, registry analysis
• Strong networking knowledge – TCP/IP protocols, OSI model, Firewalls and other networking devices
• Strong case management and forensic procedural skills
• Strong customer service skills and decision-making skills
• Good analytical skills – ability to analyze and think out of the box when working a security event
• Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PowerShell • Self-motivated, methodical and detail oriented 

Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Staffing Services has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.


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