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Verizon Principal Security Threat Specialist - Splunk in Ashburn, Virginia

What you’ll be doing...

  • Ongoing threat research and analysis.

  • Develop and implement algorithms to address the new threats and produce actionable intelligence.

  • Work with system administrators to validate logging and alerting configuration.

  • Develop data-driven risk criteria for prioritization of host-based security events.

  • Develop dashboards and reports to identify potential threats, suspicious/anomalous activity, malware, insider threats.

  • Analysis of security incidents for further enhancement of alerting schema.

  • Identification of and correlation with other data sources to enhance security event detection, monitoring and response capabilities.

  • Provide network forensic and analytic support of large scale and complex security incidents such as targeted attacks and network/system infiltration.

  • In-depth forensic analysis of network packet captures, DNS, proxy, Netflow, malware, host-based security and application logs, as well as logs from network anomaly and signature-based detection systems.

  • Create and maintain informative technical and procedural documentation for various teams\stakeholders in order for others to effectively understand and use the data product/tools.

  • Provide analytics support through audio-visual presentations/demonstrations as well as frequent interaction with customer and peer teams to gauge effectiveness of the data analytics program.

  • Work closely with a team of security/network SMEs and incident managers/analysts to understand current environment and problems to solve.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience working with Security analytics, big data analysis or threat intelligence.

  • Willingness to travel upto approximately 25% of the time.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, other sciences or related discipline.

  • Three or more years of direct security analytics and big data analysis.

  • Knowledge of regular expressions and one or more common scripting language (PERL, Python, VB Script).

  • Knowledge of the Splunk search language, search techniques, alerts, dashboards and report building.

  • Knowledge of network protocols and various operating systems such as Windows and Unix.

  • Network troubleshooting, root cause analysis, host and network-based forensic experience.

  • Two or more of years of experience Web and application development.

  • Security certifications: CISSP, CISM or GIAC.

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When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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