Manager Security Operations, CISSP

Confidential Company  •  Boston, MA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Information Services

$160K - $180K
Posted on 11/09/17
Confidential Company
Boston, MA
5 - 7 years experience
Information Services
$160K - $180K
Posted on 11/09/17

Client requires US Citizenship

Ability to acquire a US government clearance

Security Operations

  • Manage the overall day-to-day of the security operations center ensuring events and/or incidents are detected and responded to in adherence to established process as well as procedures.

This includes:

  • Oversee the analysts’ daily tasking.
  • Manage the team’s scheduling.
  • Ensure effective incident management.
  • Identify chronic operational and security issues, and ensure they are managed appropriately.
  • Manage and escalate roadblocks that may jeopardize security monitoring operations, infrastructure, and SLAs.
  • Serve as a senior mentor to SOC staff.
  • Interface and collaborate with outside teams.
  • Track tactical issues in execution of SOC responsibilities.
  • Document and track analyst training requirements.
  • Ensure analysts follow existing procedures and all procedures are documented in accordance with local guidelines.
  • Manage the process improvement program for SOC processes.
  • Management, maintenance, and rule creation for SIEM

Incident Response

  • Serve as focal technical lead on incident events and incidents.
  • Must be highly technical, hands-on and also capable of serving as the primary point of contact with senior management
  • Investigate network intrusions and othercybersecurity incidents to determine the cause and extent of the breach. Includes ability to perform host-based and network-based analysis across all major operating systems and network device platforms.
  • Summarize events/incidents effectively to different constituencies such as legal counsel, executive management and technical staff, both in written and verbal forms.
  • Managing the chain of custody for all evidence collected during incidents and securityinvestigations
  • Create a curriculum and conduct in-house training sessions, individualized if needed, for IR staff, to ensure appropriate development of skills and continued innovation as well as facilitating incident management team exercises and events


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Computer Science or equivalent; or 7years’ comparable work/military experience
  • Security Certifications such as CISSP, ECIH, GCIA, and/or GCIH
  • Strong background in security operations, process, solutions and technologies
  • Experience interfacing with otherinternal or external organizations regarding failure and incident response situations
  • 3+ years of experience leading teams utilizing a Security Incident Event Management Solution
  • 5+ years of experience in security incident handling and forensics skills including knowledge of common probing and attack methods, network/service discovery, system assessment, viruses and other forms of malware.
  • Experience mitigating and addressing threat vectors including Advanced Persistent Threat (ADT), Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), Phishing, Malicious Payloads, Malware, etc.
  • Knowledge of hacker methodologies and tactics, system vulnerabilities and key indicators of attacks and exploits
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, strong analytical and organizational skills. Strong analytical skills to define risk, identify potential threats, and develop action/mitigation plans.
  • Ability to manage expectations with multiple stakeholders on projects and programs in conjunction with information security team
  • Demonstrated personal integrity, the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and exhibit the appropriate level of judgment and decision making commensurate with the position and responsibilities
  • Demonstrated initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision
  • Ability to acquire a US government clearance

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