What you’ll be doing...

The positon is required to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Verizon Wireline networks.

As a member of Network Security Services, the Network Security Operations Center (NSOC) Cyber Security and Threat Response Analyst uses technical experience and inquisitive nature to analyze the network landscape to detect, respond and coordinate activities associated with threats, vulnerabilities and incidents. The position will execute prescriptive actions within the Cybersecurity Incident Response plan, threat management plans, and playbooks and recommends actions for the detection and remediation of system and network compromises.

If analyzing Cybersecurity threats are your passion, and you're looking for a joining a highly talented peers in an exciting corporate culture, then the NSOC is the place for you! The Cyber Security Analyst is the front-line member of the NSOC team. The Analyst conducts proactive computer network defense operations based on established procedures. The Analyst ensures compliance with Verizon policies, technical standards, and industry best practices. The Analyst provides recommendations to systems and network administrators and system users to implement corrective actions to mitigate risk.

  • Provide direct support to incident handling, vulnerability management teams and IT risk teams by providing expertise in exploratory data analysis, pattern discovery and advanced analytical techniques to anticipate or detect undiscovered threats.
  • Security event monitoring of the Verizon Global Management networks and systems.
  • Work with technical staff members in other groups to resolve security events.
  • Perform Tier 1 response and investigations using established procedures and escalate issues which cannot be resolved to the Tier 2 Response team.
  • Work within a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to identify anomalies, malware, exploit attempts and other attacks on Verizon Wireline network infrastructure and data.
  • Provide feedback to improve the accuracy of automated detection rules.
  • Resolve security event tickets in a timely manner per established guidelines and procedures.
  • Identify, document, and mitigate today’s security threats landscape.
  • Possess ability to understand and cross-reference system log data, user authentication events, security event logs, syslog, NetFlow data, DHCP logs, DNS logs, web browser and proxy logs, packet captures and firewall events.
  • Perform NetFlow analysis.
  • Support periodic audits and compliance reviews to identify systems and networks which present a risk to Verizon.
  • Examine data from automated internal and third-party security scans and penetration tests, to confirm or deny the initial reports.
  • Ensure systems with critical vulnerabilities are properly configured and patched.
  • Identify instances where automated tools have provided conflicting or incorrect information, and continue research to reveal the true state of the systems and networks.
  • Support Network Security Services intra-organizational collaboration to support security operation capabilities and collaboration efforts across functional teams.
  • Support process improvements by documenting variances in tactical response procedures. Develop and maintain proficiency and accuracy in monitoring, response, and reporting through tactical cyber incident monitoring.
  • Multi-task while working with a sense of urgency to resolve or escalate issues with established guidelines and prioritize work according to risk.
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment, sharing findings and incorporating feedback from management and peers in order to better understand and respond to threats.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working within a Security Operations Center (SOC/NSOC).

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Technology or atl east four years of hands-on experience in Cyber Security, preferably in a Security Operations Center.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of networking (TCP/IP, topology, and security), operating systems (Windows/Linux/macOS), and web technologies (Internet security).
  • Splunk Enterprise Security or similar SIEM experience.
  • Perform operational reporting for situational awareness reports and messaging high visibility incident alerts and elevated threat conditions across the Verizon Global Management network.
  • Configuration of operating systems to include: security controls, malware remediation, and desktop/server technical support.
  • Experience with different host based protections, email gateways and proxy technologies.
  • Familiarity with forensic analysis and big data concepts.
  • Security certifications such as: Splunk Power User, GMON, GCIH, GCFE, GCFA, CEH, GCIA, SSCP, and Network/Security+ or similar. Highly Preferred.
  • Statistical data collection and reporting experience.
  • Project management and formal presentation experience.
  • An enthusiasm for information security and the ability to learn new threats independently.
  • Knowledge of desktop and server based computing systems such as Windows and UNIX.
  • Working level knowledge of networking principles and advanced troubleshooting techniques.
  • An analytic mindset is critical. Strong communication skills are required with the ability to engage with system and network administrators, systems users and managers.
  • Effective clear and concise written and oral English.
  • Be self-motivated in following up on issues.
  • Work a variety of shifts within a 24/7 environment and the ability to excel in high pressure environments.
  • Traditional network monitoring experience is preferred with packet/protocol analysis and hands-on system or network administrative experience with major operating systems.
  • Scripting language skills, Splunk searching and/or regular expression creation experience to support dynamic security event analysis.
  • 22CyberNET 22CyberOPS.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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