Manager, Cyber Threat Intelligence

Chantilly , Virginia
Sep 18, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
Full Time


PenFed is looking to hire a Manager, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) in our Chantilly, VA location.  The manager leads a comprehensive threat intelligence program conducting in-depth research, documentation, and intelligence analysis of cyber threats (such as cyber criminals, nation states, hacktivists, and others).  The purpose of CTI is to develop a comprehensive picture of the global threat environment and protect PenFed from threats that could impact brand, reputation, fraud, mobile, social media, internal lines of business and members.  

The Manager, CTI reports directly to the SVP, IT Security / Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and provides tactical and strategic vision, hands-on direction, oversight, and leadership for CTI activity. Responsibilities include working with technology partners, both internal and external, to reduce risk to PenFed, providing timely situational awareness, conducting analysis of threats, and translating indicators of threat into actionable intelligence and information to reduce impacts to the organization.

Essential Functions

Manage day-to-day operational aspects of CTI Analysis Team; provide leadership and manages  the Strategic, Tactical, and Anti-Fraud functions.

Establishes strategic vision, leadership, and facilitates the development of a world-class cyber threat intelligence team .

Oversee the tactical and strategic roles in cultivating intelligence sources, analyzing information, creating intelligence products, and hunting for cyber exposures or related incidents.

Manage cyber threat analysts researching current and emerging threats, campaign assessment, data collection and analysis; collecting, assessing, and cataloging threat indicators and responsibility for adding context to threat indicators to convey urgency, severity, and credibility.

Maintain working knowledge of the broad cyber threat and geopolitical landscape; help drive strategic and tactical priorities globally across the organization.

Collaborate with PenFed business units to analyze risks and support mitigation.

Present findings to PenFed leaders, internal business units, and other relevant operational units as needed.

Escalate issues to management in a timely manner with appropriate information regarding risk and impact.

Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Participate in technical discussions to facilitate the identification, mitigation and containment of cyber-security incidents.


Education and Experience

Equivalent combination of education and experience is considered.

    Bachelor’s degree preferred or a combination of education and experience that provides the necessary skills and knowledge to satisfactorily perform the essential job functions 5+ years managing a team of intelligence / technology professionals Ability to coach, mentor, and train analyst staff in CTI analytic methods, including writing, research, communications, critical thinking, etc. Experience working in an security / intelligence operations or fusion center Experience conducting investigations and analysis of incidents Understanding of the Intelligence Lifecycle Familiarity with cyber threat landscape, geopolitical issues that could have cyber impacts, security vulnerabilities, exploits, malware, digital forensics, network security vulnerabilities, exploits and attacks. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Ability to communicate with executives and stakeholders in non-technical terms while accurately encompassing risk, impact, likelihood, containment, remediation activities, and threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Supervisory Responsibility

    This position will supervise employees.

Licenses and Certifications

    There are no additional certifications required.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.



Ability to travel to various worksites and be on-call is required.

  About Us

Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.6 million members and over $23 billion in assets. We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Guam, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, and Portugal. We are federally insured by NCUA and we are an Equal Housing Lender. We are available to members worldwide, via the web, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.


Equal Employment Opportunity

PenFed will maintain and observe personnel policies which will prohibit discrimination or harassment against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability and all other statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment.  PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.


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