Threat Analyst

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Job Description: 

AFS is seeking a Threat Analyst to perform rapid investigation and remediation of advanced attacks that require analysis and remediation, often escalated from the Triage Team. This Analyst will also directly monitor alerts for sensitive assets and known attacker campaigns. This role may include the need to work outside of core hours on high priority investigations and may also include on-call responsibilities.

The Work:

  • Proactively Hunting for adversaries using proprietary & 3rd party tools
  • Directly monitoring and investigating for sensitive asset compromise
  • Recommending remediation or perform remediation steps outside of automated responses
  • Reconciling technical details obtained from various sources of information during adverse events
  • Determining impacted assets, endpoints, and users from attacks
  • Conducting Incident Management, after-action reporting, and documentation
  • Evaluating security risks and impact 

Here's what you need: 

  • 4+ years of experience directly supporting Security Operations and/or Incident Response
  • 2+ years working with and understanding of APT and associated tactics, attack frameworks, technology and security principles, and knowledge of the cyber threat landscape
  • 2+ years experience in one or more of the following: Bash, Python, Kusto Query Language, RegEx
  • 2+ years experience working with small expert teams in 8x5 or 24x7x365 environments

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experienced with Splunk, HBSS, ACAS, Microsoft Security Products
  • Incident Responder certification highly desired (GCFA, GCIH, CEH, SCYBER)
  • Experience with DevSecOps pipelines supporting Security Operations
  • Experience leading Incident Response teams
  • Deep analytical thinking and information processing skills

Security Clearance:

  • Must have an active TS/SCI security clearance

Compensation for roles at Accenture Federal Services varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York, or Washington State as set forth below and information on benefits offered is here.    Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role:   California: $122,600 - $234,900Colorado: $122,600 - $202,900New York: $113,500 - $234,900Washington: $130,500 - $215,900

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