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Cyber Threat Intelligence Senior Analyst

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00602062

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- Job description

 

Organization: Corporate Functions/Information Security
Location: Chicago, IL
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 435,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

 

Job Description

 

The Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) team monitors and analyses external cyber threats to Accenture and our clients. The team creates actionable reports, awareness materials, and works with Incident Response where there is a direct threat to Accenture. Regular and ad-hoc reports are aimed at Leadership and decision makers, and focus on specific breaches, threats and vulnerabilities. Periodic (often quarterly) reports analyze trends in breaches and threats, and also look forward at the future threat landscape for particular parts of our business.

 

This role (Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst) will report to the Threat Intelligence Team Lead and will be responsible for continued surveillance of the cyber landscape, and identifying cyber threats that may impact Accenture information systems or clients. This involves monitoring and open source intelligence gathering, synthesis and analysis of multiple data feeds, and provision of actionable intelligence reporting for senior management. Reports include regular weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as well as ad-hoc reports in response to emerging incidents or threats.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate production (with other team members) of a Weekly Summary report highlighting to leadership notable incidents, threats and news items from the previous week
  • Production of Threat Profiles for current and prospective suppliers
  • Production of well written ad-hoc Cyber Threat Intelligence alerts and reports aimed at leadership within Information Security and client accounts
  • Collation of a monthly email newsletter aimed at Information Security practitioners, and based on high profile security events from the previous month
  • Deep dive analysis of threats faced by specific industry verticals where Accenture operates
  • Analyzing and evaluating cyber threat trends on a quarterly basis and providing insight each quarter to senior management and leadership audiences

Relationships: 

Reports to:  US Team Lead, Information Security

 

Supervises:  This is not a supervisory role

 

External Relationships: Vendors providing the team with specialized threat intelligence

 

Internal Relationships:  Other teams within Information Security including the Cyber Incident Response Team, Vulnerability Response Team, Security Communications. Client teams including Account Information Security Leads

 

Role Requirement:
  • Occasional travel where required
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, university degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience which involves analysis of information from disparate sources and synthesizing that into concise and actionable reports for a senior audience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of information gathering, synthesis, and collation of executive summaries
  • Experience of working in geographically dispersed teams
  • Previous experience in media industry or research
  • Experience within the Information Security domain, Security+, GISF qualification or similar would be helpful
  • Understanding of Accenture’s business and its organizational structures
Professional Skills:
  • Strong analytic thinking so that reports are written in a concise and impactful style containing the key information
  • Excellent written English is a must as the target audience are native English speakers
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Learn quickly and apply that learning to ensure continuous improvement in deliverables
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. 
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
 
Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
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