Cyber Defense Engineer


  • Intrusion monitoring, attack analysis, and incident response duties as required and directed.
  • Monitor open source feeds and reporting on the latest threats against computer network defenses.
  • Utilize attack and malware analysis techniques, advanced statistic and dynamic analysis to identify and assess malicious software and behaviors.
  • Provide technical expertise regarding the defense of company information systems and networks.
  • Initiate computer incident handling procedures to isolate and investigate potential network information system compromises.
  • Perform malware and/or forensic analysis as part of the incident management process.
  • Identify risks to computer systems and make written and verbal remediation recommendations to leadership
  • Supports incident escalation and assesses probable damages, identifies damage control and remediation, and assists in developing courses of action.
  • Coordinate efforts of and provide timely updates to multiple business units during response
  • Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls
  • Takes an active part in the containment of incidents.
  • Applies cyber defense concepts to go-forward environments such as public cloud - AWS, Azure, etc.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Must have previous working knowledge of cyber threat capabilities and technical capabilities to defend networks and systems.
  • In-depth understanding of OSI model, network port, protocol and service expertise.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Windows and Linux Operating Systems and common applications
  • Advanced knowledge of normal operating system behavior.
  • In-depth knowledge of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) tactics and related countermeasures:
  • Advanced understating and previous working experience with system forensics, incl one or more of the following:
  • file system, registry, etc. artifacts commonly associated with malware or malicious activities.
  • Memory analysis
  • Ability to distinguish between indicators of advanced and common malware/attack
  • Malware reverse engineering
  • Proficiency with the use of network analysis tools and network security devices
  • Understanding of core networking concepts (TCP/IP, etc.) and common protocols (HTTP, FTP, etc.).
  • Experience with AntiVirus, Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls, Active Directory, Web Proxies, Vulnerability Assessment tools and other security tools found in large enterprise network environments; along with experience working with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.
  • Familiarity with various network and host based security applications and tools, such as network and host assessment/scanning tools, network and host based intrusion detection systems, and other security software packages.
  • Experience with AWS and Azure and strong plus
  • Experience with next-gen Endpoint Detection and Response Tools a strong plus
  • Familiarity with automation concepts and proficiency in scripting languages such as python, perl, ruby, javasscript, powershell, etc.
  • Experience with AWS and Azure and strong plus
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking skills
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to present technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Sound decision-making and judgment, especially under pressure.
  • Strong organization, prioritization, and rationalization skills.


Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in the field of Computer Science or Information Security or related field (may be substituted for experience and industry certifications)
  • 3-5 of experience in cyber security or related technology field preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in incident response, forensics, or related activities.
  • Individual technical Cyber Security Certification through one of the recognized bodies preferred: SANS, ISACA, (ICS)2, CompTIA, Cisco, CERT etc.

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