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Cyber Security Event Analyst - Security Engineer

First Data Marietta, GA

Job Description



Position Description Overview

As a member of First Data's Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), the Event Analyst will coordinate the preliminary response activities for cyber security incidents across the Global company environment. The successful candidate will focus on preliminary identification and analysis of cyber security events. The successful candidate will perform triage functions such as email review, log analysis, analysis of network traffic and endpoint systems, enrich data, and will be responsible for escalating and assigning the incidents to level two incident handlers. The candidate will join a team of event analysts and incident handlers, and will have an opportunity to participate in a number of global cyber security initiatives.


Candidates should have a basic understanding of incident response processes, network investigative techniques, and cyber security trends and issues.


This position requires that the candidate be a lawful permanent resident of US Citizen. The candidate should be able to travel domestically and/or internationally in support of the investigative mission. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understand CSIRT functions and participates in the triage of cyber security events.
  • Receive and analyze alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determines possible causes of such alerts.
  • Triage logs from various security controls, including, but not limited to, firewall, proxy, host intrusion prevention systems, endpoint security, application and system logs, to identify possible threats to network security.
  • Enrich security event data to streamline the incident response process.
  • Perform incident triage, documentation, and escalation of appropriate incidents to cyber security incident handlers.
  • Maintain proper documentation and creation of reports.


Job Requirements:

  • 1-2 year's experience working in incident response and/or other IT related fields tied to networking and enterprise information system environments.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technology field preferred.
  • Interest in the cyber security field including specific focus on the following domains: enterprise security defense, network and application penetration testing, and incident response.
  • Basic knowledge of network protocols, enterprise architecture, and common network logging functions.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and efforts in a complex work environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in an independent manner
  • Industry certifications such as CEH, CISA, Security + are desirable.


First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)
First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.


Job Details

Date Posted November 18, 2017
Date Closes December 22, 2017
Requisition 2215160
Located In Marietta, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00