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IBM Cyber Threat Intelligence Researcher - CISO in Boston, Massachusetts


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Your Role and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for analyzing the socio-economic aspects of malicious cyber activity. This position requires the analysis of artifacts and methodologies of threat actors for determination of impact and severity to the environment. Activities include monitoring of web resources and threat feeds as well as incident response data and malicious code analysis.

Your Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to requests for ad-hoc reporting and research topics from management as required.

  • Work with various intelligence collection and reporting tools and frameworks to produce reports

  • Develop and refine cyber-threat intelligence collection and analysis processes

  • Produce detailed intelligence analysis reports on cyber-threats and convey potential impact

  • Present relevant findings to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Issue advisories on critical threats and vulnerabilities

  • Develop capabilities to enhance cyber-threat intelligence capabilities

  • Support detection and Incident Response teams with context and analysis support

  • Provide expertise and recommend relevant remediation and countermeasures

  • Develop in-house tools to assist with collection and analysis of intelligence information

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience in standards of intelligence collection and analysis research methods

  • Understanding of external factors and the security

  • Familiarity with cyber-threats, mitigations, motivations and techniques

  • Experience with intelligence analysis tools, methods and the intelligence life-cycle

  • Experience distilling raw data into actionable intelligence information

  • Generating defensible analytical products and coherent visualized data

  • Prepare and present research findings

  • Experience with open, deep and dark web

  • Security risk mitigation methods and compensating controls

  • Knowledge of malicious code and technical vulnerabilities

  • Knowledge of databases, query design, and how to analyze data

  • Tracking and reporting on cyber-espionage, cyber-crime, and other malicious threat actors

  • Experience performing security assessments and detecting forensic artifacts

  • Experience with EDR platforms and how they operate

  • Familiarity with automation concepts and scripting languages

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Bachelor's Degree or higher in the field of Computer Science or Information Security or related field (may be substituted for experience and industry certifications)

5 or more years experience in one or combination of the following cyber-security functions:

Cyber Threat Intelligence

System Administration

Intrusion Detection/Prevention Monitoring

Incident Response

Digital Forensics

Vulnerability Management

Individual technical Cyber Security Certification through one of the recognized bodies

Possible certifications: ISACA, (ICS)2, GIAC, etc.

Foreign language proficiency is a plus

About Business Unit

IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

Your Life @ IBM

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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.

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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.