Job Description

Role Title: Cyber Defense Detection Engineer

Detailed Description:

Cyber Defense within Accenture Security provides several high-risk, high-impact services for our clients. As such, the teams within Cyber Defense have unique and challenging infrastructure and security requirements. Some of the infrastructure currently managed within Cyber Defense includes command-and-control infrastructure for advanced red teaming, cloud infrastructure to support incident response investigations, and custom environments dedicated to developing malware and reverse-engineering software. Additionally, the workstations and laptops of Cyber Defense personnel have unique security requirements and challenges. This person will report to the Global CDI Detection Lead, and will be responsible for the deployment, operation, and security monitoring capabilities across Cyber Defense.

Some of the responsibilities of this role include:

  • Configure SIEM (Splunk), EDR, Insider Threat, IAM and NGFW (Palo Alto) security controls.
  • Monitoring the infrastructure for suspicious or anomalous behavior and for exercising cross-functional incident response plans in the event of an incident.
  • Ensuring adherence to “best practice” security standards for the management and security of Cyber Defense infrastructure.
  • Develop custom SPLUNK correlation and heuristic content to identify Cyber Defense specific anomalies and security issues.
  • Conduct periodic scans and testing of Cyber Defense infrastructure to ensure compliance with security standards.

Directly support administrative, automation, and engineering efforts across the global CDI AOR


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of information security experience, with a recent (2+ years) focus on threat hunting, SIEM content development, security monitoring and incident response.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Threat hunting & IR experience in Windows and/or Linux environments.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Threat hunting & IR in cloud and hybrid environments.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Amazon AWS, Google Compute, and/or Microsoft Azure experience.
  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in SIEM (SPLUNK Cloud) and log management configuration and analysis.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with incident response fundamentals and capabilities.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Threat and Vulnerability Management.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience/familiarity with Cyber Intelligence, Threat Operations, Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Incident Response and Threat Hunting methodologies.
  • Security certifications: GCIA, GCFA, GCFE, CISSP (Associate), CEH, or comps.

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is 
$112,400 - $134,999​ and information on benefits offered is here.

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