Senior Associate, Insider Threat Analyst

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Sep 07, 2023
Oct 07, 2023
Full Time
Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Associate, Insider Threat Analyst

Capital One is looking for an Insider Threat investigations analyst to join the Cyber Insider Threat and Technical Investigations program. As an Insider Threat investigator in our newly formed Exit Risk Mitigation (ERM) team, you will perform and help lead the ERM team in the monitoring, detection, analysis, and investigation of departing associates exhibiting anomalous behavior using a wide variety of security tools across multiple environments to identify, mitigate, and escalate potential insider threats. Candidates should be able to manage projects and related case workflows, document analyses and investigative findings, formulate and review escalation reports, and exercise attention to detail and discretion in sensitive investigative matters. Candidates should also thrive in a cross-functional and dynamic environment, where coordination with partner teams and stakeholders is required.

What You'll Do:
  • Analyze, summarize, and report/escalate on activity data of an identified exiting population against insider threat alerts and referrals from partner Insider Threat (IT) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) SecOps teams, other Cyber stakeholders including the Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC), and external stakeholders in Human Resources/Associate Relations (HR/AR), the HR Career Transition Support Center (CTSC), the Office of Corporate Investigations (OCI), Legal, and others.
  • Initiate, execute, track and report on ERM programs and projects, engaging both internal and external stakeholders to accomplish objectives.
  • Track and document investigations from referrals and escalations through to resolution including documenting requests and activities in a case management system, and follow investigative processes and procedures, exercising attention to detail and sound technical, interpersonal, and organizational judgment.
  • Serve as the lead and escalation point for ERM program analyses and investigations, guiding teammates, and keeping leadership and teammates informed.
  • Utilize insider threat and DLP tools, and cyber logging tools across several platforms to investigate insider threats and escalate to appropriate stakeholders including the Insider Threat Investigations team (Tier 2), the Office of Corporate Investigations, and Legal as appropriate.
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders and partner teams to ensure timely scoping, evidence collection, case coordination, and escalation.
  • Present case artifacts and findings in informal meetings with other Insider Threat analysts and investigators.
  • Exercise discretion and professionalism when conducting associate-based investigations and inquiries.
  • Develop, follow, and maintain process 'playbooks' which provide a visual depiction of various operational investigative and risk mitigation workflows.
  • Identify trends, gaps, and opportunities for process/alert improvement, and raise/present these issues to Insider Threat team leads for resolution.
  • Identify and enhance processes where automation has the potential to improve efficiency.
  • Create, prepare, and defend technical escalation reports for presenting findings to leadership, corporate investigations, and legal partners
  • Work with alerting and monitoring technologies and other log sources available to the Cyber Operations and Intelligence Teams to refine investigation sequence and procedures
  • Use technology, infrastructure and operational processes to enable a more effective user-based threat detection and investigation program.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent certification
  • At least 2 years of experience in cyber security
  • At least 2 years of experience in threat analysis
  • At least 2 years of experience in Data Loss Prevention (DLP), incident management, or investigative programs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in the cyber or threat analyst field
  • 3+ years of experience in understanding and communicating Data Loss Prevention (DLP) concepts, trends, people risk, or conduct risk program management
  • 2+ years of experience in writing automated processes in Python, Bash, or PowerShell to query various data sources
  • 2+ years experience in JIRA or Kanban

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

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