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EY Cyber Defense Response Center - Security Analyst II in Jefferson City, Missouri

Cyber Defense Response Center - Security Analyst II

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00H55

Post Date Feb 18, 2021

EY Technology:

Technology has always been at the heart of what we do and deliver at EY. We need technology to keep an organization the size of ours working efficiently. We have 250,000 people in more than 140 countries, all of whom rely on secure technology to be able to do their job every single day. Everything from the laptops we use, to the ability to work remotely on our mobile devices and connecting our people and our clients, to enabling hundreds of internal tools and external solutions delivered to our clients. Technology solutions are integrated in the client services we deliver and is key to us being more innovative as an organization.

EY Technology supports our technology needs through three business units:

Client Technology (CT) - focuses on developing new technology services for our clients. It enables EY to identify new technology-based opportunities faster and pursue those opportunities more rapidly.

Enterprise Technology (ET) – ET supports our Core Business Services functions and will deliver fit-for-purpose technology infrastructure at the most affordable possible cost for quality services. ET will also support our internal technology needs by focusing on a better user experience.

Information Security (Info Sec) - Info Sec prevents, detects, responds and mitigates cyber-risk, protecting EY and client data, and our information management systems.

The opportunity

Under limited supervision the CDRC (Cyber Defense Response Center) Analyst II will report to the US CDRC Manager. He/she will work collaboratively to detect and respond to information security incidents, develop, maintain, and follow procedures for security event alerting, and participate in security investigations. The CDRC Analyst II will perform tasks including monitoring, research, classification and analysis of security events that occur on the network or endpoint. The CDRC Analyst II should have familiarity with the principles of network and endpoint security, current threat and attack trends, a basic understanding of the OSI model, and have a working knowledge of defense in depth strategies.

The CDRC Analyst II must be competent to work at a technical level, be capable of identifying threats and vectors that cause security events, and be able to follow defined procedures for mitigating said threats.

The position requires experience analyzing malware and other related cyber threats and implementing and maintaining security and analysis solutions for large enterprises, with knowledge on large scale threat analysis of event data from commercial and open source infrastructure technology platforms

**The US CDRC team provides coverage seven days a week between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM EST. After an initial two weeks period for on-boarding (Monday – Friday, 07:00 – 16:00), depending on the business need, the CDRC Analyst will be working Sunday – Wednesday (07:00 – 18:00), Wednesday – Saturday (07:00 – 18:00), with potential to change to other shifts as they become available.

Your key responsibilities

  • Respond to network and host-based security events

  • Participate in detecting, investigating, and resolving security events

  • Capable of working independently while supporting CDRC Analyst I as necessary

  • Identify and propose areas for improvement within the Cyber Defense Response Center

  • Provide documentation and project support

  • Act as second and/or third-tier support for the CDRC Analyst I

  • Act as a peer group leader to help train support staff

  • Serve as an escalation point for difficult problems and complex inquiries

  • Server as shift lead when necessary

  • Conduct detailed security event analysis from network traffic attributes and host-based attributes (binary analysis, etc) to identify information security incidents

  • Provide feedback on security control capability gaps based of security intrusion trends

  • Develop and maintain analytical procedures to improve security incident identification efficiency

  • Demonstrate ability to drive process improvements and identify gaps

Skills and attributes for success

  • Information Security Principles, Technologies, and Practices

  • Proven experience with multiple security event detection platforms

  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP

  • Understand basic IDS / IPS rules to identify and/or prevent malicious activity

  • Demonstrated integrity in a professional environment

  • Good social, communication and technical writing skills

  • Comfortable navigating and troubleshooting Linux and Windows system issues

To qualify for the role, you must have


  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security or 3-4 years of related work experience.


  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in one or more of the following:

  • Working in a Security Monitoring/Security Operations Center environment (SOC)

  • Experience investigating security events, threats and/or vulnerabilities

  • Understanding of electronic investigation and log correlation Proficiency with the latest intrusion detection platforms; working knowledge of Linux and/or Windows systems administration (Including AD).

  • Scripting or programming (Shell scripting, Python, PowerShell, Perl, Java, etc.)

  • Conduct detailed security event analysis from network traffic attributes and host-based attributes (memory analysis, binary analysis, etc) to identify information security incidents

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Desired skill: Previous leadership experience as a team lead or supervisor.

  • Desired Certifications: GCIH, CEH, GCFA, GCIA, GSEC, GIAC,SSCP, Security What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Make your mark.

Apply now.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.