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Incident & Threat Analyst ( Threat Intelligence )

Posted: December 10, 2023 Expired: March 1, 2024
Discover Financial Services
4 Year
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Job Description:

Discover Financial Services is looking for an experienced Incident & Threat Analyst ( Threat Intelligence ) to join their Cyber Threat Intelligence team to support the organizations' goal of identifying and defending against threats to the firm. As an Incident & Threat Analyst ( Threat Intelligence ) you will collect and analyze indicators and adversary TTP's to identify and mitigate threats. You will collaborate with cybersecurity and other enterprise teams to evaluate Discover's cyber defense posture, processes, and procedures in context to given threats. You'll create meaningful, actionable outputs to improve detection and prevention capabilities.


Collect requirements from stakeholders for research and analysis

Utilize knowledge of the MITRE ATT&CK framework to overlay researched threats to existing controls

Work with the alert logic creation team to develop succinct detection rules to identify threats in the environment

Review triage and incident cases for trend analysis

Conduct threat briefings across the enterprise at varying levels of knowledge and understanding.

Work with the Enterprise Vulnerability Management team to identify and address emergent threats to the firm

Coordinate with the Incident and Crisis Management team to mitigate the risk of external vendor compromises

Educate members of the Cyber Security group on relevant threats to the environment and our vertical

Create and disseminate Threat Bulletins, Reports, and Updates on a regular basis

Monitor and track threat actors/groups identified as most likely to attack the firm and/or our vertical and work with relevant internal teams on defensive measures

Monitor Intelligence feeds/sources for work initiation

Maintain an in-depth knowledge of security trends, attacker techniques, and relevant threat actors.

Proactively detects advanced threats and adversaries that evade traditional security controls.

Develops hunt scenarios, translate them into iterative processes, and leverage findings to create new detection methodologies.

Identifies innovative detection and responsive opportunities and processes consistent with business goals and corporate risk tolerance

Builds and maintains effective relationships with peers and internal business partners

Assist in the development of presentations and executive briefings regarding relevant security incidents and findings to senior management

Generate strategically relevant attack scenarios to simulate adversaries. Draws attention to business impact of computer, system, and network security issues. Evaluates effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against identified threats

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors - Computer Science, Information Security

4+ Years - Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Data Analytics or related

In lieu of a degree 6+ Years of experience in Information Security, Computer Science, Data Analytics or related

Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of competent on the Dreyfus cybersecurity scale

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior Cyber Threat Intelligence Experience

Prior Incident handling/analysis experience

Demonstrable experience with cyber threat intelligence vendor tools and services

Knowledge and understanding of the Intelligence Lifecycle

Experience building common Threat Intelligence products

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities list


External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.

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And by the way, while you're waiting to hear from us, don't forget to check out the great benefits Discover offers.

All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work . To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants - with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer ( EEO is the law

Application Deadline: The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Dec-05-2023. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.

Compensation: The base pay for this position generally ranges between $75,500.00 to $127,900.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.


We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Time Off

401(k) Plan

Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

Recognition Program

Education Assistance

Commuter Benefits

Family Support Programs

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights)
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