Sample Job Descriptions

GIAC Certifications knows that finding the right candidate can be difficult and time consuming for hiring managers and recruiters.

Many times, job descriptions are the first thing job seeking cyber security professionals will encounter. Cyber security job descriptions must be thorough yet wide-ranging enough to lure enough qualified candidates for a successful interview pool or organizations are left with few options or under-qualified candidates.

We reached out to leading, managing information security professionals and procured job descriptions that, we believe, will help any hiring organization seeking a cyber security professional land the right candidate.


Security Engineer - Analyst, Associate, or Senior

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
or other industry relevant certifications

The [Analyst, Associate, or Senior] Security Engineer will focus on security intelligence, anomaly hunting and incident response. The Engineer must leverage intuition, security knowledge and broad of array of tools and advanced security techniques to uncover malicious activity.

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Security Analyst - Associate or Senior Security Operations Center (SOC)

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
or other industry relevant certifications

A Security Analyst will have proven their skills in Information Security, Information Systems, Packet Analysis, and Data Loss Prevention.

The Security Analyst provides support for complex computer network exploitation and defense techniques to include deterring, identifying and investigating computer and network intrusions; providing incident response and remediation support; performing comprehensive computer surveillance/monitoring, identifying vulnerabilities; developing secure network designs and protection strategies, and audits of information security infrastructure. The analyst will provide technical support for continuous monitoring and computer exploitation; specifically the identification of target mapping and profiling, network decoy and deception operations in support of computer intrusion defense operations. The Analyst will provide technical support for forensics services to include evidence seizure,. Further, the Analyst will research and maintain proficiency in open source and commercial computer exploitation tools, attack techniques, procedures and trends.

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ICS Security Engineer / Specialist

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)
GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
or other industry relevant certifications

An ICS Security Engineer / Specialist will have proven experience protecting industrial control systems (ICS) in critical infrastructure and key resource sectors such as electric power, oil & gas, water, chemical, and critical manufacturing.

The ICS Security Engineer / Analyst works with control system SMEs and operational staff to design, implement and support the security of ICS networked systems. This role must be familiar with security technologies such as firewall logs, IDS, endpoint security solutions, access control systems, and other related security technologies within ICS environment. Incident response and handling in an ICS environment to include investigating computer and network intrusions; remediation support; performing comprehensive computer surveillance/monitoring, identifying vulnerabilities; developing secure network designs and protection strategies, and audits of information security infrastructure.

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Cloud Security Engineer

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA)
GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT)
GIAC Secure Software Programmer-Java (GSSP-JAVA)
or other industry relevant certifications

Seeking an innovative and experienced Cloud Security Engineer. The engineer will ensure the security of confidential enterprise data by creating and implementing security controls and solving critical infrastructure issues.

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Cyber Security Software Engineer

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)
GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
GIAC Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)
or other industry relevant certifications

Seeking a Cyber Security Software Engineer with software development and information security experience. Able to critically analyze data, anticipate challenges, and develop creative solutions to complex problems. Provides high-level guidance and technical support on all cyber security and software-related matters.

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Cyber Threat Analyst

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON)
GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
or other industry relevant certifications

The Cyber Threat Analyst will be a critical contributor to the organization's security team. This position will provide targeted threat information and analysis, and will be actively involved in incident response and threat hunting activities. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of information security, cyber threats, cyber threat actors, and monitoring and detection.

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Cybersecurity Project Manager

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Certified Project Manager (GCPM)
GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT)
GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)
GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)
GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)
GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG)
or other industry relevant certifications

Seeking an outstanding Cybersecurity Project manager with extensive experience. The project manager will be responsible for simultaneously executing numerous security-related projects which are varied and complex in nature. The project manager will also be responsible for managing teams to carry out the InfoSec priorities of the enterprise.

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Digital Forensic Analyst (Digital Forensic Examiner, Computer Forensic Analyst)

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
GIAC Advanced Smartphone Forensics (GASF)
GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
or other industry relevant certifications

Seeking an experienced, innovative digital forensic analyst to support enterprise cyber security initiatives. Candidates should have a strong technical background and a deep understanding of cyber forensics, and should be able to conduct various types of forensic investigations.

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Incident Response Analyst (Incident Response Engineer, Incident Responder)

CERTIFICATION:
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)
GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)
GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC)
or other industry relevant certifications

Seeking an experienced Incident Response Analyst. The analyst will be responsible for incident response, threat hunting, and data analysis to protect and maintain the overall security of the enterprise.

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