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Southern Company IT Security Analyst, Sr in Birmingham, Alabama
IT Security Analyst, Sr
Technology Security – Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
Have you made a career out of staying one step ahead of thoughtful and well-resourced cyber adversaries through your own initiative, resourcefulness, and critical thinking skills?
A leading US energy company is seeking an experienced cybersecurity expert to join our existing Cyber Threat Intelligence team. The candidate will directly support the company’s efforts to address real and potential cyber threats to the company’s facilities, personnel, technology, operations, and brand. Keeping the lights on is literally what we endeavor to do every day!
Southern Company is looking for a senior analyst with extensive experience in investigating and analyzing cyber threats in collaboration with the larger Security Operations Center. The team works on proactively understanding the global threat landscape as it manifests on our networks and against our operational assets, informing the company in its responses to these threats. The team works across all business units on the most challenging, complicated, and persistent security risks the company is facing. The potential for impact is substantial and has high visibility within the corporate leadership and governance.
The perfect candidate will have a cybersecurity background, with experience in cyber threat analysis, data-driven intelligence reporting, and technology platforms used in commercial Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Highly qualified candidates will possess a professional understanding of nation state operations and motivations and will have previously worked at a multinational company. The successful candidate must be focused on results and a self-starter.
Narrow down the wide threat landscape into prioritized areas of focus for Southern Company via intelligence analysis and a threat-focused understanding
Identify and track specific cyber threats targeting Southern Company and associated business sectors (i.e., electric utilities, natural gas, etc.)
Categorize Southern Company exposure and security posture relative to current threat actor techniques, advising on strategies and architectures to reduce risk
Help continue the maturation of an adversary-focused approach to cyber threat intelligence reporting
Utilize technologies for cataloging external intelligence, correlating with internal intelligence, and working with SOC to mitigate active threats
Research potential or suspected cyber threat activities from internal, external proprietary, and openly available sources
Feed findings into proactive threat hunting activities
Facilitate discussions with internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful sharing of intelligence and completion of initiatives
Contribute to established metrics and risk measures associated with cyber threat intelligence
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional security experience in similar job responsibilities
Conversancy with nation state, sophisticated criminal, and supply chain threats
Experience analyzing cyber threats to articulating risk and impact
Experience communicating cyber threat assessments
Demonstrated capability to prioritize and execute tasks with nominal oversight
Demonstrable experience working across the cyber security community
Ability to analyze network traffic
Ability to analyze endpoint security alerts and data
Must be willing to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance
Advanced knowledge of security principles is desired through achievement of security certifications such as CISSP, GSEC, GCTI, GCIH, OSCP
Must be willing to work from Atlanta, GA or Birmingham, AL periodically as required by job duties
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Job Field: Information Technology
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)
241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway
APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)
600 North 18th Street
Req ID: SCS2011121