Senior Associate, Cyber Security Operations Infrastructure
Company Prudential
Location Newark, NJ
Preferred GIAC Certifications GSEC, GCIH, GMON
Travel 0%
Salary Not provided
URL https://wd5.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/pru/Careers/job/Newark-NJ-USA/Senior-Associate--Cyber-Security-Operations-Infrastructure_R-108307
Contact Name Apply using job link
Contact Email matt.dean/at/prudential.com
Expires 2022-10-07

Job Description

POSITION FILLED


Job Classification:

Technology - Information Security
Prudential’s Global Technology (GT) team is the spark that ignites the power of Prudential for our customers and employees worldwide. Our organization plays a critical and highly visible role in delivering customer-driven solutions across every area of the company. The Global Technology team is made up of diverse, agile-thinking, and highly skilled professionals; we use our combined capabilities to enable the organization with innovation, speed, agility, scalability, and efficiency.

The Global Technology team takes great pride in our culture where digital transformation is built into our DNA. When you join the Global Technology organization at Prudential, you’ll unlock a challenging and impactful career – all while growing your skills and advancing your profession at one of the world’s leading financial services institutions.

The Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) within the Information Security Office (ISO) of Prudential is looking for a talented Senior Associate, Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC) Infrastructure, who is responsible for project work surrounding the CSOC’s use of security tooling (Cloud, Endpoint, Splunk, SOAR, M365, etc.). As a Senior Associate CSOC Infrastructure, you would be working in direct support of the CSOC Threat Analyst Team, which functions as the first line of defense for the company. You will have the opportunity to develop integrations, correlations, and SIEM content to better protect the environment. A candidate would be working to onboard the logs, build the correlations, and engineer the alerting/systems used by the CSOC analysts defending the company. This position is technically not an analyst role, but you will be working very closely with the CSOC analyst team; thus, an understanding of analytics and threat hunting will underpin the more complex use case deployment activities. You will have the opportunity to develop integrations, correlations, and Splunk ES (Enterprise Security) content to better protect the environment.

The CSOC, and the larger ISO, are dynamic teams that look for self-motivated talent, meaning the CSOC will embrace and leverage the background and skill sets you bring to the table to better the overall organization. Ideal candidates will enjoy solving complex puzzles (also known as building detection mechanisms around security use cases) in a fast-paced Information Security environment. Candidates would utilize their background in networking, operating systems, and security tools/knowledge, while partnering closely with the senior members of the CSOC Infrastructure Team and the CSOC Threat Analyst Team to develop and operationalize use cases within the CSOC. Besides the activities outlined above, the candidate will have opportunities to become involved in the configuration of the tools/products used by the CSOC/ISO to better the CSOC/overall organization. This position will be supporting many systems in the CSOC, from ticketing, to Cloud controls, to Splunk. Additionally, a candidate will be expected to bring security knowledge to the table as well as infrastructure experience. Candidates will be working under an experienced management team that has collectively over 25 years of InfoSec experience and has lived the life of an Analyst. Additionally, Prudential believes in keeping up/expanding the technical and soft skills of our CSOC team members as they progress.

Expectations:

Assist in data onboarding
Interface with technical personnel and other teams in the ISO as well as the larger organization as required
Troubleshoot platform/data availability and quality issues
Configure monitoring for data sources feeding into Splunk
Drive remediation efforts during logging outages/issues
Configure Splunk Enterprise Security
Develop security content within Splunk Enterprise Security
Build alerts, dashboards, reports, and associated documentation
Partner with senior analysts to assist in hunting use case development
Document changes and conform to existing processes related to Splunk content/data sources
Participate in knowledge sharing with analysts and develop solutions efficiently
Candidate is expected to work closely with team members, management, and other IT teams (Workstation, Network, Server, etc.).
Utilize an understanding of attack signatures, tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with advanced threats, while using domain knowledge to improve Prudential’s defenses/detection mechanisms.
Support and engineer the integrations needed to move the organization forward in embracing a SOAR methodology.
Support/Run/Engineer ticketing/SOAR tools
Support/Run/Engineer Cloud based security controls
Operationalize and provide input towards the improvement and utilization of Endpoint tools in the CSOC
Operationalize and provide input towards the improvement and utilization of Cloud based security controls in the CSOC
Work with other parts of the Information Security program to help engineer other security solutions and operationalize alert output for the CSOC
Work closely with the CSOC Threat Analyst team to tune correlations and improve detection capabilities
Interface with technical personnel and other teams in the ISO as well as the larger organization as required
Document changes to and conform to existing processes related to security monitoring
Participate in knowledge sharing with Analysts and develop solutions efficiently
Candidate is expected to work closely with team members, management, and other IT teams (Workstation, Network, Server, etc.).
Utilize an understanding of attack signatures, tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with advanced threats, while using security domain knowledge to improve Prudential’s defenses/detection mechanisms.
Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Security, Computer Science, or a related discipline; OR 2 years equivalent direct work-related experience in lieu of a degree
Entry level (1-2 yrs.) experience in a corporate IT environment in addition to a degree
Direct background or experience with Cyber Security a plus, with direct exposure to Security tooling or Cyber Operations a huge plus.
Understanding of IT Security practices/programs.
Documentation/process experience, preferably in an IT or security related area.
Effective oral and written communication skills, preferably in an IT or security related area.
Effective problem solving & analytical skills, preferably in an IT or security related area.
Understanding of networking concepts and tools, demonstrated exposure/expertise a plus.
Team player that can work with team members and businesses around the world in different time zones and with a diverse cultural background while being respectful of local customs
Demonstrated passion about the information security field and cyber defense, including commitment to training, self-study, and maintaining proficiency in the technical cyber security domain.
IT Security certifications (e.g., Security+, GSEC, GCIH, GMON, etc.).
Innovative and willing to raise unique/original ideas.
Knowledge of Splunk (ES & Phantom) / Splunk certifications a huge plus. Exposure to/knowledge of other SIEM/SOAR tooling a plus.
Previous systems, cloud, endpoint, networking, server, and security administration a plus.
Hands on Cloud platform administration/security experience a huge plus
Scripting background (Python, Perl, bash, etc.) a huge plus.
Familiarity with sandboxing solutions and malicious file analysis a plus.
Automation experience a major plus.
Prior exposure/experience with Cyber Threat Intelligence a plus.
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Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

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