Cyber Security Analyst, Countermeasures

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Nov 12, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Cyber Security Analyst, Countermeasures

Capital One's Cyber Organization is a fast-paced, dynamic environment committed to enabling and securing the business. In this role, you will be responsible for solving hard problems using cutting edge technology in the areas of engineering, alert fidelity/effectiveness, and monitoring.

  • Proactively access alerts and signatures for effectiveness which can be implemented on cyber defense tools in response to new or observed threats within the network environment or enclave.
  • Monitor external data sources (e.g., cyber defense vendor sites, Computer Emergency Response Teams, Security Focus) to maintain currency of cyber defense threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise.
  • Collaborate with operation teams to build novel detections, establish repeatable processes, and drive automation for containment and remediation activities
  • Analyze and define data requirements and specifications for log ingestion from various data sources
  • Conduct time-sensitive analysis during cyber investigations, contextualizing identified impact (exfiltration, operational impact) and informing leadership to actively respond to emerging risk
  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge of adversary techniques and emerging threats that could adversely impact business activities.
  • Support day-to-day Countermeasures operations
  • Maintain Alert Review Life Cycle processes and documentation
  • Maintain Countermeasures processes, workflows, and tools
  • Develop, update and maintain 'playbooks' which provide guidelines to our CSOC detect analyst to effectively and efficiently, detect cyber incidents
  • Identify and enhance processes where automation has the potential to improve efficiency
  • Provide a suite of services (Tooling, Content, Training) to the CSOC that enables efficient and effective response to Cyber related issues.
  • Provide support to operational & cybersecurity strategy development
  • Utilize industry recognized frameworks such as NIST 800-61 to perform assessments and document work activities

  • High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent Certification
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a Security Operations or a Security Engineering role
  • At least 2 years of experience in device or policy management and creation (Firewall, IDS, IPS or SIEM)
  • At least 1 years of experience working with Enterprise Network Security and Security Perimeters
  • At least 1 years of experience with packet capture devices, syslog, netflow or application performance management
  • At least 1 year of experience in Data Analytics (log search or analysis)

  • At least 1 of the following industry certifications (CEH, GCIA, GCIH, GISP, Security+, AWS Cloud Practitioner, AWS Solutions Architect, CISSP, CCSP or CISM)
  • At least 2 years of experience using Security Information and Event Management technologies (Securonix, ArcSight, LogRhythm, ELK, or Splunk)
  • 3+ years of experience working with network and operating system security concepts
  • 1+ years of experience with cyber use case and content development within SIEM systems, including SOAR methodologies
  • 2+ years of experience in Data Analytics (log search or analysis)
  • Experience working in the financial industry or similarly regulated environment
  • Experience writing regular expressions

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

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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