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Truist Principal Incident Response Analyst in Atlanta, Georgia

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Language Fluency: English (Required)

Work Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Please review the following job description:

The Principal IR Analyst on the advanced 24/7 Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) is responsible for receiving, investigating, and resolving all escalations properly. As Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) professionals, individuals in this role must be well-versed in log, code, cloud, network, endpoint, memory, malware, and root cause analysis. As responders, this role will directly perform, facilitate, or consult on the entire cyber incident response process.

Principal IR analysts must have a strong knowledge of windows internals and cloud (Azure, AWS) to effectively threat hunt and respond to advanced attacks. The ability to quickly identify nefarious artifacts versus benign activity will be a key skill for this position. Principal IR analysts must have problem solving skills for structured, unstructured, and complex situations.

This role is based in downtown Atlanta and will participate in an on-call rotation.

• 1st Shift, 7am - 4:00pm

• Tuesday to Saturday

The role is shift-based with weekend days and on-call support required.

Position is located in Atlanta with weekly on-site expectations in our downtown Cyber Fusion Center (CFC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Conduct cyber investigations for escalated and challenging computer security incidents using computer forensics, network forensics, root cause analysis and malware analysis.

  • Develop tactical and strategic cyber intelligence from acquired threat intelligence and technical indicators from external and internal sources.

  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of use cases for recurring investigation/incident triggers in support of the 24/7 Cybersecurity Threat Operations and Cybersecurity Threat Management program.

  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of playbooks used in response for investigation/incident triggers in support of 24/7 Cybersecurity Threat Operations and Cybersecurity Threat Management program.

  • Interface with other teams in Information Security (e.g. network operations, Cyber Threat Operations Center (CTOC), vulnerability management) along with information and liability risk officers and technology management to help guide cyber security investigations and incidents.

  • Identify new threat tactics, techniques and procedures used by cyber threat actors.

  • Proactively engage in threat hunting activities to proactively search for threats in the enterprise environment.

Required Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent education and related training

  • Eight years of experience in Cybersecurity or related work

  • Broad knowledge of general IT with mastery of one or more of the following areas: operating systems, networking, computer programing, web development or database administration

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of cyber security operations with mastery of one or more of the following: attack surface management, Security Operations Center (SOC) operations, Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) use, threats (including Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), insider), vulnerabilities, and exploits; incident response, investigations and remediation

  • Experience with systems for automated threat intelligence sharing using industry standard protocols, such as Structured Threat Information Expression (STIX) and Trusted Automated Exchange of Indication Information (TAXII) Advanced knowledge of processes, procedures and methods to research, analyze and disseminate threat intelligence information

  • Ability to lead and persuade individuals and large teams on ideas, concepts and opportunities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in cloud environments, namely Microsoft Azure

  • Working familiarity with programming best practices.

  • Industry certifications in general technology and security (e.g. Network+, Security+, CySA+, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, etc.)

  • Industry certifications in cyber forensics and incident response, such as Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and other related credentials

  • Industry certifications in networking, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) and/or Net+ and experience in the Intelligence Community (IC)

  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience

General Description of Available Benefits for Eligible Employees of Truist Financial Corporation: All regular teammates (not temporary or contingent workers) working 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits, though eligibility for specific benefits may be determined by the division of Truist offering the position. Truist offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, tax-preferred savings accounts, and a 401k plan to teammates. Teammates also receive no less than 10 days of vacation (prorated based on date of hire and by full-time or part-time status) during their first year of employment, along with 10 sick days (also prorated), and paid holidays. For more details on Truist’s generous benefit plans, please visit our Benefits site (https://benefits.truist.com/)

. Depending on the position and division, this job may also be eligible for Truist’s defined benefit pension plan, restricted stock units, and/or a deferred compensation plan. As you advance through the hiring process, you will also learn more about the specific benefits available for any non-temporary position for which you apply, based on full-time or part-time status, position, and division of work.

Truist supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Truist is a Drug Free Workplace.

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