Full Job Description
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
Join Accenture Security Practice and you will become part of the one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant growth plans through additional recruitment and acquisitions. The Cyber Defense Specialist provides advisory and technical support to help our clients improve their Information Security posture to respond to the rapidly evolving Cyber Security threats. You will provide information security subject matter expertise and utilize your business acumen to work collaboratively with our clients to advise, design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions.
The Cyber Defense offering transforms clients to a proactive approach that builds resilience immediately into their traditional networks and endpoints (including the cloud, mobile devices and the internet of things). With advanced innovations and proven risk management models, we help clients make it harder for cyber criminals to succeed.
At iDefense we’re building something great – not just an innovative, next-generation threat and vulnerability intelligence but just as importantly we’re building a culture of innovation and collaboration where employees are encouraged to develop their own solutions to problems, pursue research projects to complement their formal role, and actively engage the broader security community. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts in cybercrime, cyber espionage, hacktivism, and vulnerability management.
The iDefense mission is to provide actionable, timely and relevant decision support to IT security and business operations. We support some of the largest organizations in the world across multiple sectors, in both the public and private sector. If our mission and work environment sound appealing, please check out the opportunity below.
This is a role to join the iDefense Reconnaissance team as a cyber threat intelligence specialist. The team is responsible for the collection and analysis of intelligence on criminal forums, persona development, virtual HUMINT, OSINT and threat assessment deliverables. The team covers a variety of threats including cybercrime, cyber espionage and hacktivism which lead to the development of strategic, operational and tactical reports to help protect Accenture’s customers.
As a threat intelligence specialist your primary role is to undertake research on threat groups and campaigns with a strong emphasis on cybercrime targeting the resources vertical. You will act as a subject matter expert for the team, developing collection efforts and virtual HUMINT capabilities on both Deep Web/Darknet forums and communities. You will also be responsible for supporting iDefense in threat assessment engagements, such as CBEST/CREST/STAR/TIBER. You will additionally be comfortable support business development opportunities and acting in a client-facing environment on a regular basis.
Author operational and strategic intelligence products to meet intelligence collection requirements
Identify and develop collection grid for English and Russian language criminal communities on the Deep Web/Dark Net/Clearnet, with particular focus on threats to Resources
Contribute to client deliverables e.g. RFIs, CBEST, TIBER threat assessments
Support business development opportunities for Cyber Defense in NA
Participate in client-facing engagements for key Resources clients
Mentor and train junior analysts in cyber threat intelligence and analytic skills
Minimum of 4 years of experience in a threat intelligence role
Minimum of 4 years of experience/understanding of cybercrime threat landscape, TTPs, threat actors and groups
Minimum of 4 years of experience in analytic and writing capabilities
Minimum of 4 years of experience/high familiarity with underground criminal communities
Minimum of 4 years of experience/proven capabilities within open source intelligence (OSINT) and virtual human intelligence (HUMINT)
Minimum of 4 years of experience in threat actor and threat group profiling
Minimum of 4 years of experience in supporting business development opportunities in Cyber Defense.
Excellent written and oral English-language
Degree in intelligence, international security, war studies, information technology, cyber security computer science a plus
An established presence in the threat intelligence community
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
Initiative to develop sources and drive improvements in the Reconnaissance team’s capabilities
Ability to work remotely
Confidence when presenting complex subject matter
Previous professional experience working within the Resources sector
Familiarity with threats in industrial control systems (ICS)
Professional Skill Requirements
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Desire to work in an information systems environment Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills Excellent leadership and management skills
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.
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