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  • Phone: 714-636-3087

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Incident Response / Blue Team Cyber Security

RED SKY Consulting • Chicago, IL

Posted 28 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Negligible
Experience - At least 4 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
$75,000.00 - $95,000.00 /Year
Consumer Products, Security
Information Technology, Engineering, Science


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Job Description

Incident Response Team - Cybersecurity - Sr Associate

Full time – non-contract position

Location- Illinois / Wisconsin border on Lake Michigan

Client- Leader in their space as a global multibillion revenue organization

Incident Response Team - Cybersecurity - Sr Associate

Bottom Line - "In a nutshell"

  • Blue Team Utility Player
  • Self Driven-Motivated;
  • Intel - Incident Response - Vulnerability Scanning - Symantec DLP; Network Security background;
  • Will not be "micro-managed" so broad blue team experience is important;
  • Measured personality - Head Down - Sets, Knows and Follows Process

The Senior Associate, Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is a hands-on role that requires a high level of technical expertise.

  • The person in this position is responsible for a broad range of tasks, including the day-to-day administration of information security tools and devices, as well as support for security appliances and tools, and may include significant responsibilities for the security administration of a wide variety of systems across the enterprise.
  • The individual in this position interacts closely with vendors and service providers, with personnel from various IT departments — including the application development, infrastructure & operations — and with business departments. In-depth knowledge of Company's operating systems and security applications, as well as a working knowledge of basic network protocols and tools, is also required.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Perform threat and vulnerability assessments, in some cases followed by appropriate remedial action, to ensure that systems are protected from known and potential threats and are free from known vulnerabilities.
  • Apply patches where appropriate and, at the direction of the Manager, Security Response Manager, remove or otherwise mitigate known control weaknesses, such as unnecessary services or applications, as a means of hardening systems in accordance with security policies and standards.
  • Locate and repair security problems and failures.
  • Collate security incident and event data to produce monthly exception and management reports.
  • Report unresolved network security exposures, misuse of resources or noncompliance situations using defined escalation processes.
  • Assist and train junior team members in the use of security tools, the preparation of security reports and the resolution of security issues.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for security systems and procedures.
  • Research, recommend, evaluate and implement information security solutions that identify and/or protect against potential threats, and respond to security violations.
  • Assist with internal and external investigations
  • Respond to and, where appropriate, resolve or escalate reported security incidents.
  • Monitor system logs, SIEM tools and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret such activity and make recommendations for resolution.
  • Investigate and resolve security violations by providing postmortem analysis to illuminate the issues and possible solutions.
  • Participate in infrastructure projects to develop, plan, and implement specifications for network and distributed system security technologies in support of key information systems.
  • Assist in the management of security tools and appliances.
  • Implement or coordinate remediation required by audits, and document exceptions as necessary.
  • Perform system and application vulnerability testing, participate in enterprise testing and assessment activities as needed.
  • Research threats and vulnerabilities and, where appropriate, take action to mitigate threats and remediate vulnerabilities.
  • Review, assess, and mitigate penetration tests and vulnerability assessments on information systems and infrastructure.
  • Recommend, schedule and/or apply fixes, security patches and any other measures required in the event of a security breach.
  • Monitor security vulnerability information from vendors and third parties.
  • Perform installation and configuration management of security systems and applications, including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances and host-based security systems. 

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of three to five  years of IT security experience
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, or equivalent work experience.
  • CISSP certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of information security principles, including risk assessment and management, threat and vulnerability management, and incident response.
  • Technical proficiency with security-related systems and applications.
  • Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures.
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and associated network protocols and concepts.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration/protocols.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to enable effective security incident and problem resolution.
  • Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies, with the flexibility to handle multiple high-pressure situations simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision.
  • Strong team-oriented interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles, including vendors and IT-business personnel.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong customer/client focus, with the ability to manage expectations appropriately, provides a superior customer/client experience and build long-term relationships.
  • Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures.


CONTACT: TONJA SOMMERS 714-636-3087 or EMAIL: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

RED SKY Career Opportunities at: 


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RED SKY Consulting Company Overview:

We are an IT consulting, project management, management consulting and staffing solutions company with thousands of resources across multiple IT skill sets. Our primary US locations are Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Denver and we have organizational arms in other domestic cities along with offshore alliances in India and Ireland. RED SKY has a 10+ year history of providing great technology talent. RED SKY has many clients including; 4 “Fortune 20" companies and over 30 “Fortune 500" companies within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, government, consumer services, insurance and several other industry verticals represented.

The RED SKY Foundation is being formed and will be providing fully funded college educations to underprivileged young adults in partnership with our clients starting 2017.

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