IT Security Analyst - Threat Hunter

FIrewall, Security, SQL, Threat, Active Directory, Test Plans
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

*Performs network and system security testing (threat hunting) to proactively identify security vulnerabilities and recommend / implement mitigation and remediation plans.
*Works with the business and management to analyze current and emerging security risks and recommends security solutions and changes.
*Routinely checks various log sources and network monitoring tools for indicators of a security incident, events and alerts.
*Develops automated scripts and tools to handle and track vulnerability remediation efforts.
*Conduct routine assessments for rogue or unauthorized wireless access points / devices.
*Monitors industry sources for emerging security risks, defenses, and best practices.
*Understands and interprets internal and external system security requirements (e.g., network segmentation) and plans the implementation and support.
*Provides after hours and/or on-call support for network, security, and associated platforms.
*Intrusion Detection and Threat Vulnerability management
*Problems resolution, including ownership through resolution
*Data event correlation
*Vulnerability analysis
*Penetration and vulnerability testing
*Incident response
*After-hour and weekend availability
*Light to moderate travel

Technical Requirements
*Experience with developing and executing security vulnerability test plans and procedures.
*Experience with programming in C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, Perl, .Net, Python, Ruby, PowerShell, and Linux Shell Scripting.
*Experience with problem solving through using out-of-the-box approaches.
*Knowledge of penetration attack strategies for web services, databases, networks, basic forensic tools, and cryptography principles.
*Knowledge of the Linux operating systems, TCP/IP protocol stack, and networking tools.


Minimum five (5) years technical experience. Exposure to following:
*Windows 2008/2012 Server / Active Directory
*Windows 7/10 Workstation
*MS Office
*Microsoft SQL and Oracle application/database
*Knowledge of virtualization techniques and risks
*HP Unix and Redhat Linux
*Tenable Nessus / Nmap / Metasploit / Core Impact / Kali Linux
*Ability to parse and decode various application protocols * XML, HTTP, etc.
*Firewall technology with IPS/IDS
*Hosted/SaaS/Cloud Computing
*Server administration tools
*Security administration tools

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Houston, TX, 77002

Dice Id : 10102539
Position Id : 498742
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