Senior Analyst, Threat Intelligence

Less than 5 years experience  •  Energy / Utilities

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/16/17
Denver, CO
Less than 5 years experience
Energy / Utilities
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/16/17

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

 

 

Xcel Energy has an exciting opportunity available for a Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst or Threat Intelligence Consultant to join our team in Denver, Colorado. The successful candidate will be placed in this job family based on their qualifications. The description below reflects the responsibilities for the Senior Analyst role. Higher levels within this job family may have additional responsibilities.

 

Position Summary

Responsible for executing on the detection, identification, evaluation and escalation of Cyber & Physical Threats. Execution of the day-to-day operations related to threat research, triage, coordination and resolution. Ensure all regulatory, contractual and internal security requirements are met in relation to the day-to-day operations and use of cyber security solutions, technology and procedures. Execute assigned tasks as part of an on-call rotation. Manage cyber and physical security risks and threats by collaborating with other business units, utilities, governmental agencies and security related communities to share information. Apply business and technical knowledge while defining security and compliance solutions that deliver best practices for building and monitoring controls for information protection and threat management.

Essential Responsibilities

 

  • Work directly with the Enterprise Vulnerability Management (EVM), SIEM, Incident Response and Investigations teams to identify emerging threats and vulnerabilities, and their potential impact on the company's technology and business operations.
  • Communicate effectively with management, business peers, IT peers and vendors to solve business/technical problems and provide technical solutions. Work directly with Business Systems management on escalated security concerns to ensure satisfactory.
  • Apply critical thinking and writing with a focus on attacker capability to destroy, degrade or deny access to systems and information. Provide targeting analysis in support of all source collection activities. Exploit large quantities of data and discover relationships and patterns. Use knowledge, creativity, and analytic tradecraft best practices to obtain solutions to complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables under conditions of uncertainty.
  • Participate in trend / correlation analysis and scenario forecasting at both the tactical and strategic level. Participate in red teaming, war-gaming, and/or exercise development and execution. Respond to ad-hoc vulnerability and threat related queries from technology and business users.
  • Research and craft analytic papers on strategic, geographical, and functional topics. Develop a sophisticated understanding of cyberthreat capabilities and intentions. Identify new threat TTP and signatures used by cyberthreat actors.
  • Ensure timely response to all suspense deadlines and administrative actions. Responsible for maintaining confidentiality and ethics within the framework of the engagement.


Minimum Requirements - Sr. Threat Intelligence Analyst

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, Eng. or related or equiv. experience.
  • Master of Science degreedesired.
  • At least 3 years cybersecurity related experience, or any combination of related intelligence, investigations, IT or other relevant experience demonstrating equivalency.
  • At least 2 years demonstrated expertise business and technical acumen in developing and/or working with technical security or IT compliance solutions that deliver best practices for building and monitoring controls for information protection and threat management.
  • In-depth knowledge of IT systems and applications.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Proven experience recommending innovative risk management or compliance solutions to support complex business requirements.
  • Relevant Information Security certifications and training desired

 

 

Additional Requirements - Consultant, Threat Intelligence

 

  • At least 5 years cybersecurity related experience, or any combination of related intelligence, investigations, IT or other relevant experience demonstrating equivalency.
  • At least 3 years demonstrated expertise business and technical acumen in developing and/or working with technical security or IT compliance solutions that deliver best practices for building and monitoring controls for information protection and threat management.
  • In-depth knowledge of IT systems and applications.
  • Superior relationship management, facilitation, project management, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong ability to coach and mentor less experienced team members.
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