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Threat Intelligence Analyst

Date: Jul 11, 2019

Location: Scarborough, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank






Requisition ID: 66246


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.

Scotiabank is a large international bank with financial services in over 55 countries worldwide. Cyber Security Services (CSS) is a team of security professionals in the Scotiabank Information Security and Controls (IS&C) group with a mandate to protect the bank and respond to cyber events.  The Threat Intelligence Analyst will provide technical expertise and analysis to the proactive and reactive responses to information security threats against Scotiabank Group. The incumbent will analyze and research known indicators, correlate events, identify malicious activity, and discover new sources to provide early warning related to a variety of cyber threats.  In addition, incumbent will help define, evaluate and recommend the Cyber Security Operations Centre software/hardware solutions to improve detection capabilities.  As part of the regular research and documentation processes, the incumbent will create technical papers documenting security threats, risks and mitigation techniques to protect Scotiabank Group.

The goal of this position it to research emerging security threats and their potential impact to Scotiabank while assisting in the reduction of false positives by refining the monitoring scope and detection rules as well as providing insight in the investigation of security events and incidents as required.

Key Job Accountabilities:

• Track high priority threats and conduct research to identify existing, evolving and emerging cyber threats to Scotiabank.

• Provide security-focused recommendations based off of intelligence findings

• Assist in reviewing, developing and implementing countermeasures across various security controls (IDS,IPS,SIEM, Web Content Filtering, etc.) to identify and detect known threats.

• Ensure timely responses to requests for investigation or information from other security teams.

• Provide effective communications on situational awareness and technical intelligence to different stakeholders and trusted partners.


Skills, Experences and Functional Competencies:

• Experience and effective participation in threat intelligence, hunt, computer network defense, or incident response activities

• Experience in researching, identifying and analyzing cyber security threats

• Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to senior-level executives as well as technical staff

• Independent self-starter with strong analytical and problem resolution skills

• Experience with analyzing and interpreting data from multiple sources, documenting the results and providing meaningful analysis reports and briefings

• Focus on teamwork to achieve common objectives   


Education and Other Requirements:

• University degree or college diploma or 1 years equivalent security industry-related experience required

• Certifications in security preferred (eg. GCIH, GREM, GCFA, GCTI) but not required

• Demonstrated malware analysis ability a plus

• Experience with a variety of scripting languages such as Perl, Python, and others a plus

• Fluency in Spanish is a asset

Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Scarborough 

As Canada's International Bank, we are a diverse and global team. We speak more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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