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IBM Vulnerability Management Operations Analyst in Austin, Texas


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Your Role and Responsibilities

Enjoy challenges? Big challenges? Come work for the office of the IBM CISO organization and help meet the global challenges of keeping one of the largest companies in the world secure. We're looking for enthusiastic and innovative team members to join us.

Position Summary:

This position is in the existing vulnerability management squad. The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical and security background with an emphasis on supporting enterprise security applications and services; mainly identifying, managing and reducing vulnerabilities. He / She will work within a fast paced, Agile environment collaborating with cybersecurity architects and technology teams across IBM CISO and business units to implement and support next generation security solutions.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Perform comprehensive vulnerability assessments and continuous monitoring across the organization.

  • Manage the entire lifecycle of vulnerabilities from discovery, triage, advising, remediation, and validation.

  • Work with different business units to perform vulnerability assessments on systems or applications before go live rollouts.

  • Triage patch Tuesday releases and make recommendations on required remediations.

  • Examine systems and applications to assess the current security posture.

  • Manage vulnerability related tickets to ensure issues are remediated within proper timelines.

  • Create standards and procedures for prioritizing vulnerabilities

  • Create and socialize procedures for reporting vulnerabilities to the correct individuals/teams

  • Analyze false positives and provide guidance for reducing/eliminating them

  • Monitor and report on progress towards mitigating vulnerabilities

  • Vulnerability Identification and Root Cause Analysis (including awareness of current vulnerabilities and patches)

  • Perform analysis of findings to eliminate false positives and to aggregate findings by common weakness enumeration criteria

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years of professional experience working within a Vulnerability Management role.

  • Extensive experience with core vulnerability management scanners (e.g. Tenable, Rapid7, Qualys etc.).

  • Ability to prioritize impactful vulnerabilities and reduce noise often associated with vulnerability tools. Understanding of how to triage vulnerabilities and validate tool findings before reporting them or taking action.

  • Stays up to date with current vulnerabilities and vulnerability related news in various industries.

  • Knowledgeable of the OWASP top 10 web vulnerabilities and remediation strategies.

  • Technical understanding in some of the following areas: network communication using TCP/IP protocols, basic Unix and Windows system administration, basic understanding of malware and malicious system, or intermediate knowledge of computer network defense operations (proxies, firewalls, IDS/IPS, routers/switches, web app firewalls)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Scripting skills (E.g: Python, Perl, Bash, PowerShell, etc.)

  • Experience in Container vulnerability scanning and familiarity with tools such as Twistlock and AquaSec

  • Industry recognized certification from ISC2, ISACA, CSA, or SANS

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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