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Expert Insider Threat Specialist at PG&E Corporation

Expert Insider Threat Specialist

PG&E Corporation Concord, CA Full-Time

Requisition ID # 134965 

Job Category: Information Technology 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Information Technology

Job Location: Concord

Department Overview

The Information Security organization is led by PG&E’s Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer and is responsible for cybersecurity, physical security, and IT Governance and Compliance across the enterprise. 

The Security Intelligence and Operations Center (SIOC) is responsible for ensuring that PG&E proactively identifies and assesses threats to its network and data, monitors its network for malicious activity, investigates intrusions and other relevant events, and has a sophisticated and detailed understanding of the evolving threat landscape.

Position Summary

We are seeking an Expert Insider Threat Specialist, a key member PG&E’s security team. The successful candidate will apply analytical skills, technical acumen, and an investigative mindset to detect and assess security threats to PG&E’s workforce, customers, information, and critical assets. They will employ analytical and investigative methods and work cross-functionally across the cybersecurity, physical security, internal audit, HR, compliance, management, and legal functions to reduce business risk and drive resolutions.

The position is based in Concord, CA at our Security Intelligence Operations Center (SIOC) and will require your presence on-site during normal business hours Monday – Friday.

Job Responsibilities

  • Uses intelligence feeds and analytical tools to maintain situational awareness to identify, track, and monitor emerging security threats to PG&E’s workforce, customers, information, and critical assets
  • Acts as an enterprise insider risk/insider threat subject matter expert
  • Works collaboratively with other subject matter experts to identify and assess threats and risks
  • Leads development and implementation of new data sources and analytical methods
  • Performs proactive, hypothesis-driven threat hunting using a variety of enterprise security tools and data sources
  • Manages security software applications and adapts configurations to align with emerging threats
  • Conducts preliminary inquiries to establish facts, assess risk, and determine follow-up action
  • Leads analytically focused research and threat assessments
  • Performs behavioral threat assessment and behavioral analysis
  • Assists with cyber security incident response activities
  • Communicates findings and recommendations to management
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with internal business units and external agencies



  • High school or GED
  • 6 years of analytical or investigative experience in intelligence/counterintelligence, law enforcement, security, insider threat, or other related experience
  • At least three years of experience in information security, security, or risk management in areas such as:
    • Enterprise security platforms such as DLP, SIEM, UEBA, etc
    • Open-source intelligence analysis
    • Digital forensics or digital investigations
    • Other relevant technical experience
  • Must be able to qualify for NERC CIP clearance


  • Previous Utility experience
  • Insider threat program functional experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Current holder of security certifications or ability to obtain within one year of hire: CISSP, GIAC, CFE, CTM or other relevant certification

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Personal integrity
  • Self-motivated and resourceful
  • Investigative mindset: demonstrated ability to form a hypothesis, process a high volume of information, identify relevant facts, perform analysis, test the hypothesis, and then drive appropriate follow up action
  • Ability to sustain attention and effort towards a complex, ambiguous problem for extended periods without feedback or definitive results
  • Intellectual curiosity and an ability to learn by doing
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to novel problems lacking a standard or a widely accepted solution
  • Ability to operate effectively as part of a team or work independently
  • Advanced competency with data analysis
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills

Recommended Skills

  • Assessments
  • Auditing
  • Behavioral Analysis
  • Certified Fraud Examination
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Communication
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