Cyber Threat Engineer - Global Threat Operations

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com.

Description: 
An MSS Cyber Threat Engineer is a member of the Global Threat Operations (GTO) team within Trustwave Managed Security Services (MSS). In addition to possessing technical knowledge, a Threat Engineer interacts extensively with customers and partners using polite professional etiquette, and serves as a technical point of escalation within GTO.

Cyber Threat Engineers perform the following duties:

  • Use strong TCP/IP networking skills to perform network analysis and understand detected threats.
  • Analyze escalated, complex cases involving a pattern of security events from firewalls, IDS, IPS, SIEM, Web Application Firewall (WAF), and other security data sources.
  • Resolve intractable technical problems within managed security solutions as part of a sustained improvement project.
  • Create, improve, and document processes for the management and monitoring of security solutions.
  • Tune devices for blocking and reporting based on customer business need.
  • Configure, manage, and upgrade Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS), and Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) platforms.
  • Baseline threat detection devices for unique customer environments.
  • Test and improve signature-based and other detection methods.
  • Take responsibility for customer satisfaction and overall success of managed services.
  • Respond to needs and questions of customers in a polite, positive, and professional manner concerning their managed services, managed devices and detected threats.
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and security best practices.
  • Resolve problems independently and understand the correct escalation procedures.
  • Perform rotating on-call duties (nights/weekend rotations).
  • Act as a mentor and escalation point for analysts within the Global Threat Operations team.

Skills & Knowledge Requirements:
Must have intermediate skills/knowledge in some of the following:

  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) management
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) management
  • Unix / Linux and Windows system administration
  • Information security best practices & network security architecture
  • Sourcefire/Snort based security products
  • Current exploit and remediation techniques
  • Web Services Administration
  • TCP/IP networking
  • IP Tables/Packet filter firewalls
  • Vulnerability Scanning technologies
  • Log collection and analysis tools
  • Endpoint security concepts and products

Desired experience:

  • Information security or networking
  • Intrusion analysis experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-managed and team oriented
  • Deadline and detail oriented
  • Highly motivated

Required:

  • English: Demonstrated Fluency

Preferred:

  • Intermediate to advanced experience in Information Security related areas
  • Certified in Security related Industry, Vendor or Professional Certification- GCIA, GCIH, Security+, OSCP, or CEH preferred.
  • 2nd language is also desired: Spanish, Portuguese

 

Education:

We prefer college educated applicants, but at minimum, high school diploma or equivalent is required for employment.

Trustwave is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities 

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