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Threat Hunt - IBM CISO

IBM Computing
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1 Jul 2024

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IBM Threat Hunt – IBM CISO in Austin , Texas


At IBM, work is more than a job – it's a calling: To detect. To protect. To contain. To collaborate. To prevent. To outthink threats. Not just to do something better, but to attempt what some would consider impossible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, let's talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM CISO Threat Hunt team's mission is to secure IBM by proactively detecting, disrupting and eradicating threats and advanced threat actors. As part of your work, you will dismantle threat intelligence, use data analysis and cutting–edge security technologies to perform threat actor based investigations, create new detection methodologies, and provide expert support to incident response and monitoring functions where need be. You will work closely with other teams within IBM CISO such as threat intelligence, CSIRT, SOC, Vulnerability Management and platform engineers. You will also collaborate with other IBM business units in support of the threat hunt mission.

Your Responsibilities:

Developing hunts, translating them into an iterative process, and deploy them in various toolsets including but not limited to EDRs and SIEMs.

Modeling attacks and threats to improve threat detection & mitigation

Conducting deep analysis of threats across the enterprise by taking into consideration threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

Developing attack detection & response playbooks, defining counter–measures and strategies to mitigate emerging threats.

Documenting and communicating findings to an array of audiences which includes both technical and executive teams.

Collaborating in a virtual team and interface with a multitude of stakeholders within or outside the IBM CISO.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Your Abilities & Skills:

Modeling threats and mapping them to industry leading frameworks

Developing threat hunts based on various intelligence inputs

Actively developing hypotheses for hunting

Performing both host and network–based investigations using various toolsets

Pivot off indicators within networks to identify the scope and breadth of attacks

Reviewing logs to identify evidence of past intrusions

Performing attack simulation testing where necessary

Communicate and coordinate with other security focals during an active incident

Your Knowledge:

Computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies

Cyber security threats, threat actors and their associated TTPs

Security controls, how they can be monitored, and thwarted

Laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and Privacy.

We believe you are a good fit for this role if you are someone that can analyze alerts, proactively hunt for malicious activity, and develop new detection methods. From a technical expertise perspective, you will succeed in this position if you have several years of experience in:

Understanding granular details about network flow, operating systems internals, and threat actor intentions.

Correlating anomalous behaviour, intelligence, and statistical outliers in the environment to hypothesis driven hunts.

Applying basic automation or scripting to new or existing processes

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Strong understanding of TTPs

Experience with Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and SIEM tools with a focus in incident investigation and/or threat hunting

About Business UnitIBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate – they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the world's most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future. Join us to help build our leading–edge technology portfolio designed for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

Your a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you'll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you'll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on–going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can–do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: – Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being – Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long– term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs – Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law – Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI–driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry–recognized certifications to achieve their career goals – Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full–time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job–related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro–rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal–opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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