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Senior Cyber Risk Defense Analyst

Company: American International Group
Location: Reston
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Functional Area:

IT - Information TechnologyEstimated Travel Percentage (%): No TravelRelocation Provided: NoAIG Employee Services, Inc. Title: Information Security, Senior Cyber Risk Defense Analyst

Position Description

AIG is seeking a highly skilled cyber-defense expert to join AIG’s Global Cyber-risk Defense Center (gCDC). The Senior Cyber Risk Defense Analyst will execute a range of threat discovery and incident response duties within the gCDC. The successful candidate will work as part of a team that conducts investigations into potential and actual cyber-attacks affecting AIG’s global business units, lines of business, or information technology infrastructure. The gCDC encompasses several teams across disciplines including alert validation and tuning, incident response, and cyber threat intelligence. This position will report to a gCDC Cyber Risk Defense Team Lead and will provide guidance/direction to Junior Cyber Analysts.

Position Responsibilities:

• Investigate potential cyber-attacks and intrusion attempts, and lead containment, eradication, recovery, and lessons learned analysis of actual incidents.

• Gather forensic evidence for analysis, investigation, disciplinary action or criminal investigation.

• Leverage aggregated cyber threat intelligence, log, network flow, and anomaly data for analysis, research and the identification of potential compromise within AIG’s infrastructure or applications.

• Perform root cause analysis to identify gaps and provide technical and procedural recommendations that will reduce AIG’s exposure to cyber-risks.

• Prioritize incoming requests to minimize risk exposure and ensure the timely completion of critical tasks and the escalation of time-sensitive issues.

• Investigate escalations from the Alert Validation team. Accept or refute escalations, performing incident response to accepted events, or providing constructive feedback for refuted events.

• Provide ongoing mentorship to junior Cyber Analysts and liaise with members of other gCDC functions to assess and mitigate the risks posed to AIG by identified threats.

• Provide expert input on Incident Response process definition and support the development and maintenance of documented play-book procedures, knowledge articles, and training material.

• Create detailed incident and analysis reports, and provide concise summaries for management.

• Communicate effectively with other stakeholders of our incident response efforts, including representatives of the business units, technology specialists, vendors, and others.

• Contribute to our efforts to drive continuous improvement by recommending and collecting various key metrics for reporting to senior management on Incident Response.

• Participate with other experts throughout the company to plan, test, and improve incident response capabilities.

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

• A deep understanding of cyber security operations processes, procedures, guidelines and solutions, including practical experience of cyber kill chain principles

• In-depth understanding of Windows, UNIX, and Linux operating systems, networking, malware defenses, and perimeter controls.

• Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and core Internet protocols such as UDP, ICMP, DNS, FTP, SMTP, HTTP, SNMP, etc.

• Proven ability to innovate, develop, implement, and effectively document complex technical systems and approaches.

• Ability to contribute to the development of custom IDS signatures or SIEM use cases.

• Knowledge of adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures, along with analysis of advanced intrusions across a complex global network; and basic cyber-security forensics procedures.

• Strong oral and written communications skills (e.g., technical writing, user guide development, requirements analysis) and ability to interact effectively with technical and non-technical audiences, as well as present in front of small and large groups.

• Understanding of how to read and interpret malware analysis reports.

Personal Attributes:

• Self-starter with a sense of urgency who takes ownership and responsibility for service delivery

• Works independently with minimal guidance to drive projects to completion, while also working collaboratively with the team to achieve strategic goals

• Professional, clear, and concise communication to both technical and non-technical audiences

• Strong deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, prioritization, and consultative skills

• Proven organizational skills (time management and prioritization), and also employ a rigorous process for all follow-up / coordination activities

• Position requires access to highly sensitive confidential material. Integrity and discretion are mandatory.

• Comfortable working in a dynamic environment, balancing multiple incidents, special projects, and other activities.

• Ability to deal diplomatically and effectively at all levels of the business including both technical and non-technical staff, management and senior leadership.

• Willingness to support and develop junior team members while also delivering on candidate’s own responsibilities.

Experience:

Candidates should have experience with security monitoring, event and anomaly analysis and intrusion detection/prevention techniques.

Formal Education & Certification:

** NOTE: An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the below listed requirements.

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, or relevant military or law enforcement experience.

• Candidates for this role have found success through the pursuit of the following certifications:

o GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)

o GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

o EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

o EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (CIH)

WORKING CONDITIONS

The analyst will perform work as part of a 24x7 global team, occasionally requiring weekend and off-hours work.

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.

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About Us American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Building on 100 years of experience, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products solutions, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Join our Talent Network . Additional information about AIG can be found at www.aig.com  | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn . These references with additional information about AIG have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release..

AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at www.aig.com . All products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Products or services may not be available in all countries and jurisdictions, and coverage is subject to underwriting requirements and actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain property-casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

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