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Accenture Threat Intelligence Analyst in Porto, Portugal

About Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence (ACTI)

ACTI is a global team that spans 13 countries and 4 continents and speaks more than 30 languages. We are passionate about delivering intelligence analysis, and providing industry-leading analytic insights, cyber context, and critical services our clients need to achieve their business-line and strategic-growth initiatives. We know success is only possible by developing and supporting our most-critical resources: our talented analysts, developers, and supporting team members. We value creativity and entrepreneurship in our team; where possible, we back staff initiatives with opportunities and investments. We strive to automate and innovate while working with powerful resources and vast data. Above all else, we value an egoless approach to guiding our clients as they navigate their businesses through all aspects of the cyber domain

Who You Are

You are passionate about cybersecurity and intelligence analysis. You stay abreast of the latest threats, recognize the value of intelligence, and believe it should drive operations. You are a devoted team member who is always willing to lend a hand, mentor a colleague, or increase our global team’s awareness by sharing your knowledge and approaches with others. You are productive, easy to work with, and understand that adherence to a good process is key to excellence.

Role Description

As a Threat Intelligence Analyst, you will report to Europe’s Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Consulting Leads. You will be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of the existing and prospective CTI consulting portfolio, such as threat assessments, attack surface assessments, industry threat landscape reports, and social media brand monitoring.

The role requires prior basic knowledge of open-source intelligence collection, and processing and analysis of multiple data sources, most of which are open source.

Key Responsibilities

  • Timely delivery of the CTI consulting portfolio adhering to the highest standard of quality

  • Collaborative production of threat assessment reports that highlight a company’s risk score based on an assessment of that company’s industry-based threat landscape and company-specific digital footprint

  • Production of ad-hoc cyber threat intelligence alerts and reports aimed at meeting client requirements

  • Deep dive analysis of threats faced by specific industry verticals in which Accenture operates

  • Contribution to the team’s overall delivery effectiveness and efficiency, such as by contributing to analyst workflow automation, trialing new tools, and improving existing delivery methodologies

Basic Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent qualifications, preferably relating to politics, intelligence, or information security

  • Minimum 1 year of work experience involving analysis of information from disparate sources and synthesizing it into concise and actionable reports for a varied audience

Required Skills

  • Ability to work with geographically dispersed teams

  • Research skills

  • English language proficiency (both written and oral)

  • Strong writing skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Basic knowledge of threat intelligence and cyber defense concepts

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision

  • Experience in a similar role

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of how to work on regulatory-driven engagements, such as CBEST and TIBER (Threat Intelligence-Based Ethical Red-teaming) engagements

  • Ability to conduct open-source intelligence collection and analysis

  • Ability to produce intelligence products for varied consumption levels (e.g., tactical, operational, strategic)

  • Basic knowledge of open-source tools, such as Shodan, Maltego, PassiveTotal

  • Working knowledge of frameworks and methodologies to quantify cyber risk (e.g., FAIR)

  • Non-English language skills (additional linguistic capabilities are a plus)

  • Working knowledge of common threat intelligence frameworks and methodologies to quantify cyber risk (e.g., MITRE ATT&CK, Cyber Killchain, FAIR)

  • Keen interest in cyber security as demonstrated by experience/training/education or extra-curricular pursuits

  • Understanding of geopolitical landscape and how real-world events and geopolitics influence cyber activity.

  • Basic technical skills, such as understanding of infrastructure enumeration

If you have any experience of or exposure to any of the following disciplines, please highlight them in your application and explain how these could be applied to the role.

  • International Relations, Politics, Criminology, English, Sociology

  • Research, journalism

  • Cyber security, Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Penetration testing, Information security

  • Military intelligence