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Sr. Cyber Security Threat Intelligence Expert in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Expert is responsible for a broad range of responsibilities, with a primary emphasis on conducting research and analysis on current threat activities as well as identifying and summarizing top industry cyber security trends as they apply to American Tire Distributor. The Senior Expert will identify, analyze, and report on employed threat Techniques, Tactics and Procedures (TTP) in order to provide security members with awareness and/or actionable information that allows for the development or implementation of proactive defensive measures and improved response actions. This role will lead with complex, sensitive incident response activities and apply knowledge of computer and network architecture to provide analysis during investigations, identifying adversarial activity and methods for future detection and prevention.

This position reports to the Director of Cyber Security – Threat Management & Incident Response. This position has a wide expanse of key relationships and must demonstrate strong leadership, relation management, and collaboration competencies.

  • Perform advanced security event detection and threat analysis for complex and/or escalated security events
  • Perform advanced intelligence analysis using analytical tradecraft methods and forensic tools
  • Provide log/network/malware/device analysis and making recommendations for remediation of security vulnerability conditions
  • Provide independent critical thinking to diagnose and analyze threat intelligence data and making decisions on response and remediation
  • Use commercial and OpenSource tools to quickly analyze, detect, and respond to cyber security incidents
  • Use IDS/IPS and other point of presence security tools to support investigations and incident response activities
  • Use a combination of Open Source research, network, and host forensic analysis, log review and correlation to support investigations
  • Develop comprehensive security write-ups which describe security issues, analysis, and remediation techniques to management
  • Develop internal documentation, such as detailed procedures, playbooks, and operational metrics reports as required
  • Execute daily adhoc tasks or lead small projects as needed

Success Factors/Key Metrics:                                                                                                       

  • Effective planning, development, and execution capabilities.
  • Highly effective communicator for multiple disciplines.
  • Effective delivery of key metrics, and reporting.
  • Accurate schedule estimates for program development, execution, and standard work.
  • Effective coordination process.
  • Effective delivery of services that demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, including but not limited to PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, and SOX related requirements.

Key Partners (Positions):                                                                                                              

  • IT  infrastructure, application development, business analysts and development teams
  • ATD employees
  • ATD Customers and Partners
  • Other IT team members
  • Other partners as required by position

Candidate Skills & Competencies

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong security consulting background and/or related experience.
  • Experience in applying security risk control frameworks (such as NIST Cyber Security Framework, COBiT, and ISO).
  • Previous experience in cyber threat intelligence and Information Security in a senior role
  • Ability to monitor and analyze logs and alerts from a variety of different technologies, including IDS/IPS, firewall, proxies, and anti-virus across multiple platforms
  • Ability to develop specific expertise, discern patterns of complex threat actor behavior, and communicate an understanding of current and developing cyber threats
  • Ability to leverage online research tools to identify and navigate online forums, specialized Web sites, social media, and traditional sources
  • Ability to coordinate and respond to events on all of the monitored networks and the systems on those networks
  • Experience with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data from multiple sources for the purposes of documenting results and analyzing findings to provide advanced threat intelligence
  • Expert knowledge of security architectures, devices, proxies, and firewalls is required
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven ability to present findings and conclusions clearly and concisely to all levels of staff, management and/or vendors
  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university in a technical / engineering discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Security Tools related to Enterprise Log Management, IPS/IDS, Antivirus, Firewalls, Proxies, DLP, Forensic Analysis and SIEM
  • Exposure to Cyber Threat Intelligence at the Strategic, Operational, and Tactical levels
  • Ability to create and share IOCs, write YARA rules, and utilize STIX/TAXII for operationalization
  • Ability to automate common tasks and create run-books for iSOC Expert supporting Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)
  • Experience and familiarization with HUMINT, SIGINT, GEOINT, OSINT, Deep/Dark Web, and MASINT.
  • Knowledge of software development processes in place at American Tire.
  • Think Innovatively:  Identify and act on ideas, which further the Company’s strategic goals.
  • Plan and Execute for Success:  Identify and address root causes when solving problems.  Work collaboratively with other departments and functional teams to coordinate effective solutions.
  • Act Collaboratively:  Communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments.
  • Communicate Effectively:  Communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results.
  • Knowledge of current materials, methods, technology and practices of the Company.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • Travel required:  as required up to 20%

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the Company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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