IBM Security – X-Force – Strategic Cyber Threat Analyst – IRIS

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IBM X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services (IRIS) is looking for analysts to join their Threat Intelligence Production Team (TIPT). The candidate will provide industry-leading threat intelligence services across several security domains in an exciting and growing security delivery organization within IBM.

**Your Role and Responsibilities**

As an Analyst you will work with clients to achieve an enhanced cyber security posture by performing the following tasks, including, but not limited to: the production of Strategic Threat Assessments (STAs), threat actor and industry profiles, supporting incident response teams and conducting in-person and online threat briefings to leaders in cyber security.

You will also work with teams across and external to IBM Security to support the intelligence needs of the organization, foster collaboration and promote IBM’s thought leadership in the cyber security space. You will be involved in the development of content for external publication, including, but not limited to: blogs, podcasts and webinars for Security Intelligence, an IBM sponsored security blog, the annual IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, X-Force Exchange, and op-eds for trusted security news outlets.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong skills in written and verbal communication, and have a strong foundation in cyber security threats, policy, operations and best practices; ideally in large enterprise environments or government.

As an Analysts you will occasionally travel for training, conferences or client engagements.

Threat Analyst Skills:

+ Demonstrates and provides subject matter expertise of the threat landscape including, but not limited to cyber-attack vectors, threat actors, security trends, and security policies and recommendations in both the government and commercial space.

+ Takes a proactive approach to learning about the latest threats, threat actors, tactics, techniques and procedures and malware.

+ Proficient in writing a cohesive narrative around security research for both a technical and non-technical audience.

+ Possesses strong verbal communication skills to deliver strategic, tactical and operational intelligence to audiences with varying degrees of technical knowledge.

+ Experience conducting and correlating threat research using OSINT, incident response engagement data, and proprietary tools, performing threat modeling, and producing intelligence threat assessments.

**Required Technical and Professional Expertise**

As an Analyst you will need to have the following technical and professional experience:

+ At least 5-7 years of experience conducting security research and producing threat assessments with subject matter expertise in one or more of the following specialties: attack vectors, threat actors, industry or sector-specific threats, and network security.

+ At least 3-5 years of experience verbally communicating security threats to both technical and non-technical audiences via training, conferences, or client engagements.

+ A strong understanding of attacker methodologies, attack lifecycle, Cyber Kill Chain, etc.

**Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise**

+ Experience performing data analysis.

+ Experience working as part of a threat intelligence team.

+ Technical skills such as network or endpoint security, managed services, incident response, programming and malware analysis.

+ Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on cyber security, computer science, intelligence or similar concentrations.

+ CISSP, GCIH or other security related certification.

**About Business Unit**

IBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

**Your Life @ IBM**

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

**About IBM**

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

**Location Statement**

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

**Being You @ IBM**

IBM 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, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.