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Cyber Defense Specialist

Sede annuncio: Assago, Naples

Regional Description: Italy

Codice annuncio: 00498900

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Accenture Application Security is now looking for Cyber Defense Specialists, with a meaningful experience in data security projects and a comprehensive understanding of the Information Security matter.

In this role, you will be part of a specialized professional group that leads the change of paradigm from a remediation-based approach to a prevention-based one. You will help clients’ business to improve their security posture and grow their resilience by providing technical support for full life cycle projects, infrastructure platforms and process efforts.

Job Description

In the role of Cyber Defense Specialist, you will have the opportunity to work in the following areas, with our local and global security teams supporting you:


  • Identifies and manages risks and issues as a subject matter expert for daily operational support and projects
  • Provide Security Infrastructure management, Security Monitoring and Incident Response, Vulnerability Management services to clients across all industries and internal projects
  • Perform security incident investigations, determine the cause of the security incident and preserve evidence for potential legal action
  • Perform basic malware analysis and IoC extraction
  • Make recommendations on incident classification, prioritization, containment, eradication and recovery in order to implement appropriate corrective action 
  • Design, develop and create correlation rules within the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform
  • Provide Tier II support to customers and respond and resolve Level II incidents within the agreed SLA
  • Maintain of a knowledgebase comprising a technical reference library, security advisories and alerts, information on security trends and practices, and laws and regulations
  • Provide guidance and insight, as well as follow directives as necessary to complete accelerated deployment of the SIEM, IPS/IDS, firewall and other security infrastructures
  • Appropriately inform and advise management on incidents and incident prevention 
  • Encourages and implements continuous improvement measures on day-to-day basis
  • Manage the process of gathering, analyzing and assessing the current and future threat landscape
  • Leverages extensive knowledge of communications in a manner that provides business value to the IT Organization 
  • Required to identify, assess, and resolve complex issues/problems within own area of responsibility
  • Improve Incident remediation and prevention processes and procedures
  • Document and conform to corporate and/or client security policies
  • Participate in knowledge sharing with the rest of the team and develop solutions efficiently
  • Propose changes to existing policies and procedures to ensure operating efficiency and regulatory compliance
  • Coordinate measure and report on technical and service (KPI, SLA) aspects of security management
  • Manage and coordinate operational components of incident management, including detection, response and reporting
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of threat and vulnerability management, identify risk tolerances, recommend treatment plans and communicate information about residual risk
  • Manage security projects and provide expert guidance on security matters for other IT projects
  • Ensure audit trails, system logs and other monitoring data sources are reviewed periodically and are in compliance with policies and audit requirements
  • Ensure security infrastructures are maintained efficient and monitored
  • Perform security testing to assess the security of systems, networks and applications, and manage the remediation of identified risks

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, Math, or Business; or relevant experience in some of these fields.
  • At least 4 years of experience in Cyber Security, Infrastructure Security, Threat and Vulnerability Management or Security Incident Management
  • Excellent communications skills interacting with technical and business audiences
  • Good understanding of concepts and hands-on experience on products such as SIEM (es. Splunk, HP Arcsight, AlienVault, QRadar, RSA Security Analytics), IPS/IDS (Cisco Firepower, IBM Proventia, Tippingpoint), vulnerability management (Nessus, Qualys), antispam (Cisco ESA, IronPort), web content filtering (Cisco WSA, Forcepoint, BlueCoat), firewalls / UTM (Fortigate)
  • Good understanding of Infrastructure Security and its impact on Security Operations, Vulnerabilities, Reporting, Analytics and Monitoring
  • Proven documentation skills including proficiency with the documentation and documentation maintenance for process work flow diagrams
  • Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions or escalations with minimal supervision in a dynamic team environment
  • Strong knowledge of networking and security fundamentals. Complete understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL/TLS protocols
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Unix/Linux operating environments.
  • Basic programming and scripting skills (Bash, Perl/Python, Java/C/C++, Javascript)
  • Willingness to provide on call support for critical production issues
  • Experience with network traffic collection and analysis tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of application attack vectors from OWASP Top 10 list including injection, Cross Site scripting, XSRF, etc.
  • Knowledge of various open source security tools such as network (nmap) and vulnerability scanners, proxies, fuzzers, etc.
  • Port scan and Vulnerability scanning techniques (should have hands on experience)
  • Operational knowledge of system and network security engineering best practices and architecture 
  • Good communication skills both in Italian and in English


Nice to Have Skills/Qualifications:


  • Experience working in a diversified, virtual environment
  • Administrational tool development and maintenance
  • Hands-on experience in pentesting (infrastructures and web/mobile applications), malware analysis and source code auditing
  • understanding of frameworks such as ISO 27001/27002 and/or PCI-DSS.
  • Certifications such as SSCP, OSCP, CISSP, CISM, GIAC-GCIH, ISO 27001 LA


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What’s in it for you?

Our Accenture professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at a number of levels to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with company-acknowledged Subject Matter Experts. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build and further develop your career.

Enjoy challenging and interesting work that requires innovation and creativity. Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be encouraged and rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for increased impact and rapid career advancement. You’ll also build the deep, valuable industry and functional expertise that will keep you relevant as you grow your career.

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