Willis Towers Watson Senior Incident Response Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

Senior Incident Response Specialist

Date Posted: April 27, 2018


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The Role

The Senior Incident Response Specialist will lead the investigations of escalated security incidents based on the tiered Incident Response approach. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an expert in providing technical analysis, assessment and mitigation recommendations for escalated security incidents where deep technical knowledge is required.

  • Ensure timely response to any cyber incident to minimize risk exposure and production down time

  • Conduct incident response activities, including advanced investigation (forensic analysis to include evidence seizure and malware analysis) to investigate potential security incidents

  • Safely acquire and preserve the integrity of cyber security data required for incident analysis to help determine the technical/operational impact, root cause(s), scope and nature of the incident

  • Analyze and correlate incident data to develop a preliminary root cause and corresponding remediation strategy

  • Evaluate target systems to analyze results of scans, identify and recommend resolutions

  • Utilize incident response playbooks to follow established and repeatable processes for triaging and containment of an incident

  • Provide timely, comprehensive and accurate information to the CSIRT Manager in both written and verbal communications

  • Advise junior CSIRT team members on the technical steps to take to investigate and resolve cyber security incidents

  • Routinely develop and update incident response playbooks to ensure response activities align with best practices, minimize gaps in response and provide comprehensive mitigation of threats

  • Resolve Security Incidents in a large environment in accordance to NIST 800-61

  • Work with resolver groups to ensure appropriate communication, coordination and closure of incident and problem records

The Requirements

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the Cybersecurity field

  • Minimum of five (5) years of Information Technology experience with Windows OS platforms

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Level 2 (or above) as Cyber Security Incident Response Analyst performing incident handling, forensics, sensor alert tracking and cybersecurity incident case management

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience working with security technologies such as IDS/IPS, Firewalls, SIEM, Network Packet Analysers, Antivirus, Network Behavior Analysis tools, Malware analysis, Firewalls, DLP, endpoint protection, log collection and analysis

  • Strong working knowledge of security relevant data, including network protocols, ports and common services such as TCP/IP protocols and application layer protocols (e.g., HTTP/S, DNS, FTP, SMTP, etc.)

  • Knowledge of the Computer Security Incident Handling Guide, NIST 800-61 r2

  • Professional certifications commensurate with experience, i.e. GCFA, GCIH, etc.

  • Hands on experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, Bash, PowerShell or similar

  • Knowledge of privilege escalation, persistence and lateral movement techniques

  • Knowledge of common malware and exploit tools and techniques

  • Experience working with a high degree of autonomy, managing own workload and delivering to tight timescales

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with chain of custody, forensic tools and methodologies

  • Knowledge of Cloud security and incident response in a Cloud environment

  • Understanding of the Kill Chain and Diamond Method of Analysis

  • Ability to communicate technical details in writing and verbally to non-technical and junior CSIRT team members

  • Experience in developing and maintaining Play Books

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills

  • Work and communicate within a global team environment

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com .

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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  • Location:Nashville, TN, USPhiladelphia, PA

  • Date Posted:April 27, 2018