Job Description

Reference # : 17-07467Title : Computer Security Incident Response (CSIRT) Specialist ? Senior Level
Location : Alpharetta, GA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 08/28/2017 / 08/28/2018
Assignment Detail
Industry:IT Consulting/Services
Description
Computer Security Incident Response (CSIRT) Specialist

Find your next opportunity in the Financial Services Industry. Eclaro is looking for a Computer Security Incident Response (CSIRT) Specialist – Senior Level for our client in Alpharetta, GA.
Eclaro's client is one of the largest mutual life insurance companies and provides long-term care insurance, mutual funds and retirement-plan services across the US. If you’re up to the challenge, then take a chance at this rewarding opportunity
The Computer Security Incident Response (CSIRT) Specialist is a key function of the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) reporting to the CSIRT Manager. The CSIRT Specialist will utilize their background in regulatory and governance frameworks, technology and incident response procedures to act as a subject matter expert in Cybersecurity Incident Response. He/She will leverage subject matter expertise to perform ad-hoc current state maturity assessments, working with team members and enterprise stakeholders in the development and maintenance of the organization's Cyber Incident Response Program including program documentation, execution and maintenance of processes, implementation and use of technologies to create efficiencies within existing capabilities.

The Computer Security Incident Response (CSIRT) Specialist will have knowledge of current attack methodology including but not limited to threat actor tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). The Specialist shall leverage this knowledge in the context of the organization and any incident to estimate the business impact, assigning priority and severity as appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • This role requires a demonstrated capability of effectively communicating incident identification, analysis and response updates to technical and non-technical audiences including senior management, business partners, and technologists.
  • Will be adept in incident and crisis management, able to assert authority and calm in stressful situations, leveraging established and ad-hoc process to guide response efforts in alignment with industry best practices, regulatory compliance and legal obligation.
  • Will be a self-starter, able to own complex initiatives and execute on tactical objectives, in alignment with organizational strategy, with a minimum of supervision and guidance. The highest levels of professionalism, integrity and accountability are required for this role.
  • Performs incident analysis to identify and classify cyber security incidents
  • Responds to computer security incidents according to established response processes, leverages subject matter expertise where established processes do not exist
  • Acts as a subject matter expert regarding CSIRT incident response processes
  • Provides guidance to other stakeholders during the incident response process
  • Provides timely and relevant updates to appropriate stakeholders and decision makers
  • Validates and maintains incident response plans and processes
  • Compiles and analyzes data for management reporting and metrics
  • Analyzes potential impact of new threats and communicates risks via appropriate channels
  • Stays up to date on current attack trends through independent research
  • Provides advice and guidance to the business regarding CSIRT best practices
EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor Degree; BS or MA in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field
  • Minimum experience 5-7 years
  • 5+ years of experience in an incident response role
  • 3+ years of experience with regulatory compliance and information security management frameworks desired (e.g., IS027000, COBIT, NIST Cyber Security Framework, NIST 800-61 r.2, NIST 800-83 etc.)
  • Digital forensic or cyber threat intelligence experience a plus
  • Military, law enforcement, emergency management / incident management experience a plus.
  • Ability to consume and synthesize threat intelligence and emerging threats to the business
  • Understanding of attacker methodology
  • Knowledge of and an active interest in: information security; cyber-crime; electronic fraud and information security trends
  • Knowledge of IT end-to-end problem management and root cause analysis
  • An ability to perform independent analysis of complex problems, identify root causes and propose solutions
  • An understanding of business needs and commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt, and efficient service to the business
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one
  • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multicultural business environment
  • An ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors
  • An ability to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a professional image and approach
  • An ability to communicate complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in an easily-understood, authoritative, and actionable manner
  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Proficiency in process formulation and improvement
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to perform in a command-and control role under pressure, and the ability to manage multiple priorities with competing demands for resources
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multicultural business environment
  • An ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors
  • An ability to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a professional image and approach
  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Self-motivated, able to take ownership of assigned tasks and see them through to a positive outcome
  • Works independently with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one
  • Proficiency in process formulation and improvement
  • Ability to consume and synthesize intelligence about actors, techniques or situations to identify emerging risk scenarios
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multicultural business environment
  • Knowledge of IT end-to-end problem management and root cause analysis
  • An ability to perform independent analysis of complex problems and distill relevant findings and root causes
  • An understanding of business needs and commitment to delivering high-quality, prompt, and efficient service to the business
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one
  • Proficiency in process formulation and improvement
  • Ability to consume and synthesize intelligence about actors, techniques or situations to identify emerging risk scenarios
  • Understanding of IT Service & Delivery Management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of IT end-to-end problem management and root cause analysis
  • An ability to perform independent analysis of complex problems and distill relevant findings and root causes
  • An ability to communicate complex and technical issues to diverse audiences, orally and in writing, in an easily-understood, authoritative, and actionable manner
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate with technical staff, and senior management
  • The ability to present a command presence, as a subject matter expert, during time of crisis to manage conversation and communication regarding cyber security incident.
  • A dedication to thoroughness, accuracy and completeness in communications both written and verbal.
  • An ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors
  • An ability to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a professional image and approach
  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • An ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors
PREFERRED SKILLS:
  • One of more industry specific certifications preferred:
  1. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  2. GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  3. GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  4. ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  5. ISACA Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC)

If hired, you will enjoy the following Eclaro Benefits:
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan administered by Merrill Lynch
  • TransitChek Pretax Commuter Benefits
  • Eligibility to purchase Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance through Eclaro
Interested in applying? Contact Eileen Sares at eileen@eclaro.com now.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Eclaro values diversity and does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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