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EY CMS - Cyber Threat Intelligence Staff Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

CMS - Cyber Threat Intelligence Staff Analyst


Requisition # UNI00HRH

Post Date Apr 05, 2021

This role will be responsible for providing monitoring and alerting of intelligence collection sources as well as analysis and production of finished Cyber Threat Intelligence in support of client requirements and EY Technology Consulting Cybersecurity and Managed Services offerings such as Security Operations Center (SOC), Vulnerability Management (VM), Threat Hunting, and other cybersecurity-focused teams. CTI Staff Analysts maintain awareness of the clients’ environments to influence a strong security posture for EY clients as their trusted advisors. The CTI Staff Analyst will review open source, third-party, and proprietary threat information and enrich it with contextual analysis that will result in finished strategic intelligence. Significant time will be spent conducting analysis of threats to the client environment to aid senior decision makers. Occasional need to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends and holidays in support of incidents or other events. Occasional need to travel to client sites in support of client engagements.

Skills and attributes for success:

  • Strong technical writing skills and attention to detail, with the ability to quickly triage alerts on monitored assets and compile them into finished intelligence reports for clients.

  • Experience with analytical tradecraft, critical thinking, identification, and removal of bias from analysis and reporting products.

  • Understanding of cybersecurity principles and frameworks such as the Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis and MITRE ATT&CK.

  • Experience conveying complex information in simple, succinct explanations.

  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.

  • Basic understanding of risk management, risk assessment, and risk communication functions.

  • Basic ability to communicate technical issues to technical and non-technical audiences alike.

  • Ability to balance multiple demands and work as a team to develop solutions in a fast-paced environment.

To qualify for the role, you must have:

  • 1+ years of intelligence community experience collecting, analyzing, proofing, and/or producing intelligence OR 1+ years producing written products in an information security related discipline.

  • An understanding of the intelligence lifecycle and an interest in conducting detailed trend analysis.

  • The ability to capture the essential elements of information from larger reporting datasets and determine appropriate compensating controls for the environment.

Preferred candidates will also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related discipline).

  • Technical certification such as GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Security+, or similar.

  • Experience using a Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform (e.g., ThreatQuotient, Anomali, or ThreatConnect) or intelligence analytics tools (e.g., IBM/i2’s Analyst Notebook, Paterva/Maltego, MITRE CRITs) is a plus.

  • Experience working in or with Security Operations Center, Vulnerability Management, Threat Hunting, or other cybersecurity-focused teams.

What we look for

We are looking for an experienced, self-driven CTI Staff Analyst that can operate independently and improve the team as a whole. The ideal candidate will seek to improve others while continuously learning and identifying ways to strengthen the team’s analytical tradecraft and advance our Cyber Threat Intelligence Program.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around.

Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.

The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world. Apply now.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.