Senior Insider Threat Analyst

CME Group
Houston, USA
22 Sep 2022
19 Oct 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Insider Risk - Senior Analyst role is a key role on the CME Group Insider Risk Awareness Program team, responsible for helping to advance the mission of identifying potential insiders. The role will be responsible for insider risk inquiries and investigations, incident triage, as well as development of new detection methodologies. This role will require a hands-on approach, leveraging a technical knowledge set of various IT and Security solutions, to analyze and alert on potentially malicious insiders.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Gathering, integrating, reviewing, assessing, and responding to information derived from Security, Human Resources, Legal, user-based computer monitoring, and other information sources in order to identify potential insider risk concerns
  • Assisting in developing, maintaining, and evolving an automated capability to data mine and analyze large volumes of data to identify potential insider risk behaviors, indicators or concerns
  • Preparing insider risk analysis reports and information papers, including recommendations to mitigate threats to potential insider risk concerns
  • Preparing and maintaining insider risk reports, case files, and database entries
  • Document security events in an Incident Tracking System
  • Document and create monitoring and triage processes
  • Involved in creating new detection measures and working with other Cyber Defense Team (CDT) functions on proactive threat hunting engagements
  • Manage support for junior analysts in conducting analysis, inquiries, and investigations

Technical Skill Proficiency Targets:
  • Log Analysis - Beginner
  • Proactive Hunting - Beginner
  • Network Concepts - Beginner
  • Incident Handling -Advanced
  • Knowledge of the Intelligence Cycle - Advanced
  • Detection/Content Development - Intermediate
  • Knowledge of the Recruitment Cycle and Insider Threat Lifecycle - Advanced
  • Report Writing - Advanced
  • All-source Collection/Analysis - Advanced
  • Insider Threat/Insider Risk Actors and Operations - Advanced
  • Knowledge of Counterintelligence/ Counterespionage - Advanced

Personal Attributes:
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • High level critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and audience-friendly language
  • Ability to conduct research into network/security issues and products
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment with multiple goals
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to deal diplomatically and effectively at all levels of the organization including with technical and non-technical cohorts, management and senior leadership

Professional Experience:
  • 6+ years of experience in Counterintelligence or Insider Threat/Insider Risk
  • Experience with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data from multiple sources
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in the U.S. Intelligence Community or similar intelligence experience

Preferred Formal Education & Certifications
  • BA/BS degree or related applicable work experience
  • ITPM - Insider Threat Program Manager
  • ITVA - Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor
  • CI/HUMINT Certification
  • (or related experience)

Travel commitment:
  • As needed, up to 10%

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