Bank of America - Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Analyst - Cyber Security Operations

Job Description:

Are you passionate about working with the best information security team in the world? Bank of America is hiring top talent to join our team.

The Cyber Security Defense (CSO) function within Global Information Security is responsible for all aspects of threat intelligence and monitoring, application and network security, and insider threat. In addition, the CSO team drives out the enterprise-wide cyber exercise program.

The Cyber Threat Intelligence team works with partners, both internal and external, in order to reduce risk to the Bank and to the financial sector at large. The team provides timely situational awareness, conducts deep analysis of threats and translates indicators of threat into actionable information to reduce impact to the bank. Stakeholders include cyber-security response teams, internal lines of business, senior leadership and external organizations such as law enforcement, industry peers and intelligence sharing partners.

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst is responsible for conducting in-depth research, documentation, and intelligence analysis of key cyber threats to develop a comprehensive picture of the cyber threat landscape. This includes research via the use of various sources; development of historical, trend, and link analysis; and written and oral reporting to provide actionable intelligence. The analyst will also work to proactively research new threats and establish trends and patterns among existing attacks to help predict future risks.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working in a tactical/strategic role cultivating intelligence sources, analyzing information, creating intelligence, and hunting for exposures or related incidents
  • Researching current and emerging threats, malware analysis, campaign assessment, data collection and analysis
  • Researching threat actors and cultivating and assessing new sources of threat information and intelligence
  • Collecting, assessing, and cataloguing threat indicators and responsibility for adding context to threat indicators to convey urgency, severity, and credibility
  • Risk management
  • Maintaining knowledge of threat landscape by monitoring OSINT and related sources
  • Tracking cyber threat actors and their infrastructure with a view to disrupting their activity
  • Collaborating with appropriate business partners and lines of business to analyze threats
  • Escalating issues to management in a timely manner with appropriate information regarding risk and impact
  • Exercising independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Participating in technical bridge lines to facilitate the identification, mitigation and containment of cyber-security incidents

Required Skills:

  • Experience as an intelligence analyst, and/or malware analyst is necessary
  • Technical or information security certifications are also strong plus
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) with executives and stakeholders in non-technical terms while accurately encompassing risk, impact, likelihood, containment and remediation activities, and threat actor techniques, tactics and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple work efforts in a fast-paced environment and to be able to quickly change direction as needed
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting tasks
  • Proven experience with Information Security related activities
  • Experience in an operations focused information security role
  • Experience conducting analysis/investigation and containment of potential data breaches or cyber security incidents
  • Familiarity with security vulnerabilities, exploits, malware and digital forensics
  • Familiarity with network security vulnerabilities, exploits and attacks
  • Familiarity with most operating systems, particularly UNIX and Windows
  • Ability to work in a strong team-oriented environment with a sense of urgency and resilience whilst able to work independently
  • Ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical business owners
  • Advanced degree in International Affairs or similar field a strong plus
  • Technical or information security certifications are also a strong plus
  • Foreign language fluency (Russian/Arabic/Farsi/Chinese/Korean) desired

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