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Threat Hunt Analyst

Location: 

Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Operations Forensics UK
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  22015
Job Category:  IT
Job Function:  Information Technology

About us

 

National Grid is hiring a Senior Threat Hunt Analyst and a Threat Hunt Analyst for our security operations team in Warwick West Midlands.  

 

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

 

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

About the role

The Operational Threat Analytics team are responsible for conducting continual threat hunting across all National Grid environments. This activity is informed by intelligence, regarding the latest TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures) utilised by threat actors who are known to target the energy and utilities sectors. Furthermore, a wealth of intelligence exists within infection chains which have been thwarted by existing detection controls; the Operational Threat Analytics team are able to recreate and analyse the full infection chain to ensure there is no impact to National Grid’s core operations. The Operational Threat Analytics team work in unison with the penetration testing team, in order to test existing detection controls, in addition to highlighting and mitigating emerging attack vectors.

 

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Host and network based detection content creation
  • Hypothesis driven hunting reports containing configuration recommendations
  • Providing a tangible security posture related to known threat actor TTPs
  • Malware and infection chain analysis reports for internal use and community sharing
  • Creation and deployment of active countermeasures
     

About you

Ideally you will have: 

  • Experience conducting offensive or defensive operations involving multiple operating systems, across traditional and cloud infrastructure
  • Strong writing and presentation skills; ability to convey findings and recommendations to a range of audiences
  • Working knowledge of common frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK, Cyber Kill Chain, Diamond Model or similar
  • Practical application of threat hunting methods and processes


Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree in cyber security related subject, or comparable experience
  • Desirable: Industry standard technical certifications (SANS, OSCP, etc.) 

 

More Information

We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

 

Hiring Line Manager: Matthew Rowland, Operational Threat Analytics Manager 
For more information please contact Sukhi.Shina2@nationalgrid.com

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At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.