Job Description

At iDefense we’re building something great – not just an innovative, next-generation threat and vulnerability intelligence but just as importantly we’re building a culture of innovation and collaboration where employees are encouraged to develop their own solutions to problems, pursue research projects to complement their formal role, and actively engage the broader security community. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts in cybercrime, cyber espionage, hacktivism, and vulnerability management.


The iDefense mission is to provide actionable, timely and relevant decision support to IT security and business operations. We support some of the largest organizations in the world across multiple sectors, in both the public and private sector. If our mission and work environment sound appealing, please check out the opportunity below.


Job Description:

Accenture seeks a Vulnerability Security Analyst to work from our Houston, TX, office. Candidates must be located in the metro Houston area. This is NOT a telecommuting position. The Security Analyst will translate technical source information into clear, concise and legible intelligence daily.The ideal candidate will have a solid IT and intelligence background and the desire to work in a fast-paced, high-energy, deadline-driven environment. Candidates must be self-starters with a quick learning curve.

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Key Requirements:

·       Minimum 1+ years relevant infosec work experience; applicants with less than 1-2 years’ full-time experience may be considered if they have significant relevant coursework or internship experience

·       Flexible work schedules to include morning, day and/or evening shifts (some on-call weekend work may be required)

·       Strong organizational and personal skills

·       Detail-oriented team player willing to work in a fast-paced environment

·       Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Work Experience

  • Excellent analytic and writing capabilities
  • Previous professional experience working within the Resources sector
  • Familiarity with threats in industrial control systems (ICS)
  • Author operational and strategic intelligence products to meet intelligence collection requirements
  • Identify and develop collection of vulnerability information with particular focus on threats to OT/ICS technologies
  • Support business development opportunities for Cyber Defense in NA
  • Participate in client-facing engagements for key Resources clients
  • Degree in an information security, computer science, or engineering field
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Initiative to develop sources and drive improvements in the Vulnerability team’s capabilities
  • Ability to work remotely

·       Proficiency in supporting business development opportunities in Cyber Defense

·       Excellent written and oral English-language


Key Responsibilities:

Qualified candidates will gather and conduct low-level analysis on infosec-related vulnerabilities and exploit codes, and then convert it into actionable intelligence. Analysts must be able to comprehend the subject matter sufficiently enough to understand security implications and the resulting effect on various IT infrastructure components. The Security Analyst will also have the opportunity to participate in the creation of white papers and other technical security bulletins that will be based on first-hand research and lab verification. Qualified candidates must have the ability to recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information and work and communicate effectively under normal and stressful situations.



The ideal candidate will also possess the following traits:

·       Ability to program in Python and/or javaScript

·       Confidence when presenting complex subject matter


What’s in it for you?


All of our professionals receive comprehensive training covering business, technical and professional skills development.  You will have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in Cyber Security. The sheer variety and scale of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform to build a career.  In addition, our growth, combined with our integrated career counselling, offers great opportunities for rapid advancement.



What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


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