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Threat Hunter

Denver, Colorado;

Job Description:

Our Emerging Threat Defense team within Bank of America’s Cyber Security Defense function works to continuously strengthen the bank’s cyber security posture through research, threat simulations, threat hunting, and offensive security engagements.  This team works with partners throughout the bank to both discover and develop mitigations from threats to help secure a critical infrastructure around the world that interacts with millions of customers. 

Role Responsibilities

The position of Threat Hunter is responsible for analyzing and correlating large data sets to uncover novel threats and attack techniques that may be present within the bank’s environments. A Threat Hunter also will be tasked with and collaborating with data science, threat research, and cyber defense control teams to identify opportunities to develop analytical methods to detect advanced threat actors who utilize emerging tactics and techniques. In support of these processes, the role will also include developing and documenting new and innovative threat hunt hypotheses to increase the team’s ability to find existing threats that are otherwise going unidentified or unnoticed.

The role will work with all Cyber Defense operational and technical teams within Global Information Security (GIS) to gain insight into critical security controls and architectural specifics to develop valuable hunt strategies and analytics that identify malicious behavior accurately while maintaining a low false positive rate. This role advises on and reviews product assessments, policy adjustments, and architectural transformations that impact the global Corporation, and will be a thought leader in the design of cutting-edge detective, preventative, and proactive controls.

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in a technical role in the areas of Security Operation, Incident Response, Detection Engineering, Offensive Security/Red Team, or Cyber Threat Intelligence.
  • Experience analyzing system, network, and application logging for attack techniques at all stages of the cyber kill chain.
  • Direct experience working with very large datasets and log analysis tools including but not limited to: Splunk, Python, Pandas, SQL, Hadoop, Hue.
  • Experience consuming and analyzing Cyber Threat Intelligence for actionable takeaways
  • Ability to see the larger picture when dealing with competing requirements and needs from across the organization in order to build consensus and drive results.
  • Ability to navigate and work effectively across a complex, geographically dispersed organization.

Beneficial but not required:

  • Experience with more than one or more enterprise scale EDR and SIEM tool.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct, with minimal supervision to achieve assigned goals.
  • Experience with offensive security tools such as Cobalt Strike/Metasploit, techniques such as OSINT, and the methods used to compromise large enterprise networks.
  • Previous experience performing digital forensics or indecent response on major security incidents.

Enterprise Role Overview:

Analyzes, improves, implements, and executes security controls proactively to prevent external threat actors from infiltrating company information or systems. Researches more advanced and complex attempts/efforts to compromise security protocols. Maintains or reviews security systems, assesses security policies that control access to systems, and provides regular status updates to the management team. Typically has 5-10 years of relevant experience and will act as an individual contributor.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Our Emerging Threat Defense team within Bank of America’s Cyber Security Defense function works to continuously strengthen the bank’s cyber security posture through research, threat simulations, threat hunting, and offensive security engagements.  This team works with partners throughout the bank to both discover and develop mitigations from threats to help secure a critical infrastructure around the world that interacts with millions of customers. 

Role Responsibilities

The position of Threat Hunter is responsible for analyzing and correlating large data sets to uncover novel threats and attack techniques that may be present within the bank’s environments. A Threat Hunter also will be tasked with and collaborating with data science, threat research, and cyber defense control teams to identify opportunities to develop analytical methods to detect advanced threat actors who utilize emerging tactics and techniques. In support of these processes, the role will also include developing and documenting new and innovative threat hunt hypotheses to increase the team’s ability to find existing threats that are otherwise going unidentified or unnoticed.

The role will work with all Cyber Defense operational and technical teams within Global Information Security (GIS) to gain insight into critical security controls and architectural specifics to develop valuable hunt strategies and analytics that identify malicious behavior accurately while maintaining a low false positive rate. This role advises on and reviews product assessments, policy adjustments, and architectural transformations that impact the global Corporation, and will be a thought leader in the design of cutting-edge detective, preventative, and proactive controls.

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in a technical role in the areas of Security Operation, Incident Response, Detection Engineering, Offensive Security/Red Team, or Cyber Threat Intelligence.
  • Experience analyzing system, network, and application logging for attack techniques at all stages of the cyber kill chain.
  • Direct experience working with very large datasets and log analysis tools including but not limited to: Splunk, Python, Pandas, SQL, Hadoop, Hue.
  • Experience consuming and analyzing Cyber Threat Intelligence for actionable takeaways
  • Ability to see the larger picture when dealing with competing requirements and needs from across the organization in order to build consensus and drive results.
  • Ability to navigate and work effectively across a complex, geographically dispersed organization.

Beneficial but not required:

  • Experience with more than one or more enterprise scale EDR and SIEM tool.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct, with minimal supervision to achieve assigned goals.
  • Experience with offensive security tools such as Cobalt Strike/Metasploit, techniques such as OSINT, and the methods used to compromise large enterprise networks.
  • Previous experience performing digital forensics or indecent response on major security incidents.

Enterprise Role Overview:

Analyzes, improves, implements, and executes security controls proactively to prevent external threat actors from infiltrating company information or systems. Researches more advanced and complex attempts/efforts to compromise security protocols. Maintains or reviews security systems, assesses security policies that control access to systems, and provides regular status updates to the management team. Typically has 5-10 years of relevant experience and will act as an individual contributor.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-22079817

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Michael Geddie

Referral Bonus:

0

Colorado pay and benefits information

Colorado pay range:

$86,500 - $135,000 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.

Benefits

This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.

Jersey City pay and benefits information

Jersey City pay range:

$86,500 - $135,000 annualized salary, offers to be determined based on experience, education and skill set.

Discretionary incentive eligible

This role is eligible to participate in the annual discretionary plan. Employees are eligible for an annual discretionary award based on their overall individual performance results and behaviors, the performance and contributions of their line of business and/or group; and the overall success of the Company.

Benefits

This role is currently benefits eligible. We provide industry-leading benefits, resources and support to our employees so they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.