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Info Security Analyst mid-level - SOC/CTOC external threat team

Company: USAA
Location: Sun City
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Job About USAA
USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

Our most meaningful qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 13 million members who rely on us every day.

We're proud of USAA's strong history -- and we're even more passionate about our future. That's why we have a team of supportive and collaborative hardworking technology professionals focused on doing more for our members. And why we're continuing to add innovative problem solvers to our team. With us, you'll find exciting challenges that inspire you to continue learning and growing.

USAA is seeking a hard-working InfoSec analyst - SOC/CTOC for our San Antonio, TX, CO Springs, CO, or Phoenix, AZ facilities. The role can also be hired 100% remote.

The Cyber Threat Operations Center (CTOC) is USAA's equivalent to a Security Operations Center (SOC). The CTOC exists to detect, analyze, and respond to cyber security events. The CTOC is comprised of several teams, all reporting to the AVP of IS Engineering & Cybersecurity. These teams are individual units that partner as needed to provide centralized and coordinated response activities.

USAA values a culture that is highly collaborative, and we have found that a hybrid work type helps employees gain the best of both worlds - collaborating in-person in the office and working from home when needed to achieve focused results. The actual onsite days are resolved between each employee and the employee's manager.

Job Requirements
Investigates, analyzes, and responds to security anomalies and events (e.g., suspicious behavior, attacks, and security breaches) within USAA's environments using a variety of cyber defense tools to detect and respond to threats. Conducts vulnerability, security configuration, and/or penetration testing assessments of systems and networks. Identifies cyber threats, analyzes operational impacts, and communicates to appropriate stakeholders. Stays current with latest information security threats, exploits, trends, and intelligence.

Primary Responsibilities:
Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities.
Researches and analyzes the latest information security vulnerabilities, threats, exploits, trends and intelligence.
Conducts routine vulnerability management, security configuration assessments, and/or penetration testing operations and manages the resulting findings.
Monitors internal and external networks, systems, and applications for security anomalies and events (e.g., suspicious behavior, attacks, and security breaches). Responds to cyber incidents, performing detailed analysis using complex security tools to determine root cause by using a broad range of demonstrated experience (e.g. forensics, networking, servers, coding, etc.) to determine a malicious actor's tactics, techniques, and procedures.
Utilizes discoveries from the incident response process to make moderately complex improvements to the existing detection capabilities and security controls.
Prepares written briefs with recommendations to leadership on latest threats, alerts, and incidents.
Serves as a resource to team members on escalated issues of an unusual nature.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree.
4 years of related experience in Information Security, Cybersecurity and/or Information Technology with a security focus to include accountability for complex tasks and/or projects.
2 years of related experience in one of the following domains: Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Architecture and Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, Software Development Security.
Proficient level of business acumen in the areas of business operations, risk management, industry practices and emerging trends.
Knowledge and application of security-related monitoring, intrusion detection and scanning tools.
Knowledge of system administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate current security practices, identify compliance gaps, and propose remediation.

Preferred Experience:
Experience with MITRE ATT&CK
Experience with building Threat Detections, performing Threat Hunting and/or conducting Incident Response
Familiarity with enterprise logging technologies such as Elastic (ELK stack) or Splunk
Experience with KANSA, Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR), OSQuery, and / or Velociraptor
Experience with malware analysis using Sandbox technology or memory analysis
One or more of the following certifications: GCFA, GPEN, GCFA, GCIH, GNFA, GREM, GDAT, GPEN, GXPN, OSCP, GWAPT, AWS
Experience with Python or PowerShell

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $88,200.00 - 158,900.00 * .
Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

  • Geographical Differential : Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.Shift premium will be addressed on an individual basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.

    At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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    Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

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