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IBM X-Force Threat Management Specialist in London, United Kingdom


The Blue Squad Leader provides cross-disciplinary and cross-platform leadership of X-Force Threat Management operations to achieve the client's security objectives and optimal technical outcomes. The Blue Squad Leader serves as a highly specialized extension of the client's security apparatus to optimize the full spectrum of X-Force Threat Management capabilities: threat insight, prevention, detection, response, and recovery.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Establish and maintain an intimate situational awareness of the client's security organization, objectives, decision-making, posture, and threat landscape to guide X-Force Threat Management operations

Provide internal, technical leadership of X-Force Threat Management operations to optimize the overall service and SIEM environment, ensure the implementation of best practices and client feedback, and drive the resolution of risks and issues

Analyze X-Force Threat Management operational metrics and KPIs for risks, issues, and opportunities to recommend actions to advance the overall service and the client's security posture

Lead weekly reviews with the client to maintain operational alignment, facilitate service delivery, and close feedback loops

Analyze and brief X-Force Threat Management operational metrics and KPIs included in periodic reviews owned by the Security Services Account Manager

Internally align X-Force Threat Management operations with the client's security program maturity roadmap established in collaboration with consultants

Capture X-Force Threat Management operational training gaps, platform requirements, and solution and support requirements exceptional to the contracted service, communicate to the appropriate IBM owners, and champion resolution

Enhance X-Force Threat Management operational support to high severity Security Incidents by facilitating internal, operational communications and conducting post-recovery reviews to identify lessons learned. Develop and track action plans to address X-Force Threat Management lessons learned

Review X-Force Red penetration test reports to identify IBM lessons learned. Develop and track action plans to address X-Force Threat Management lessons learned

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Technical leadership of personnel in the Cybersecurity field - few years

  • Direct experience working in a client-facing role interacting at multiple levels from security engineers and analysts to Managers, Directors and VPs - few years

  • Network/system traffic/event analysis - several years

  • Threat analysis experience - several years

  • Experience with SIEM platforms - several years

  • Active Security+, CySA+, or equivalent certification

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience delivering IBM Managed Security Services

  • Experience in multiple technical roles within a SOC (Threat Monitoring Analyst, SIEM Administrator, Security Correlation Engineer, Escalation Engineer, Threat Intelligence Analyst, etc.)

  • Experience with tools such as SOAR (Resilient), Vulnerability Management (Qualys), AV/End Point (Trend Micro, McAfee ePO)

  • Experience with firewalls and intrusion prevention/detection systems, including the ability to demonstrate a mature understanding of networking best practices

  • Experience with security compliance related to FISMA, NIST, and related security and risk management regulations

  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems

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