Sr. Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence

Full Time Maryland Heights, Missouri Posted 07/10/2021 Areas of interest: IT Management/Project Management, Leadership Requisition Number: 279604BR IGN805
This Sr. Director role will specifically lead the Cyber Threat Intelligence function to proactively identify and report threats across IT infrastructure acting as clearinghouse for tactical, operational, and strategic intelligence for the organization. This position will build regular threat reporting cadences to include daily, weekly, monthly, and annual threat assessments for tactical/operational/strategic audiences and provide strategic direction and program management for cyber threat intelligence to include threat assessments & reporting, collections/analysis/correlation, cyber hunting/red teaming, & public private partnership / information sharing. Understand the threat and vulnerability landscape blending threat and vulnerability information to guide the risk management process for enterprise IT security risks while informing key stakeholders on strategic, operational, and tactical threats and likelihood/impacts against vulnerabilities to threats on an ongoing basis. Build regular reporting mechanisms to keep stakeholders across a wide geographic area as well as a broad range of career-levels up to C-Level/Board of Directors informed on latest trends, techniques, tactics of cyber adversaries and subsequent risks. Manage and grow a best-in-class cyber threat hunt team to compliment the ethical hacking program to aid in proactively identify security risks in systems/applications/networks using cyber threat intelligence to think like an adversary.

Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Oversees a sector of the IT functional area.
  • Assists with setting the IT plan according to the IT and corporate strategy.
  • Oversees the maintenance and enhancement of hardware and software systems that support field business applications and local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN) for employees.
  • Directs and deploys IT staff to ensure uninterrupted IT network support at maximum performance.
  • Ensures field compliance with IT standards, policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for the function's budgets and approves related capital expenditures.
  • Assists with the creation and successful management of multi-million dollar budgets.
  • Assists with negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with third-party vendors.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Expert knowledge of the cyber threat landscape (nation state / geopolitical, cybercrime, hacktivism, insider risks, etc.) – able to articulate and incorporate into program understanding of major threat categories, motivations, and intent of adversaries against corporate assets - help organization see threats around the proverbial corner.
  • Deep understanding of malware families/evolution, indicators (pyramid of pain), TTPs (tools, tactics/techniques, procedures) used by cyber adversaries and how to apply effectively to help inform key stakeholders of attack chains & exploits while also building threat assessments for organizational cyber adversaries and their probability/intent to attack.
  • Proven ability to lead a security function with previous leadership experiences building, guiding, and growing threat intelligence programs, vulnerability management programs, incident response & hunting programs, and security operations/fusion centers, or equivalent
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Basic computer skills, with proficiency with Word and Excel
  • Skillfully synthesizes large quantities of complex information under pressure. Distills it to the most critical issues and draws accurate conclusions, taking into account a high degree of uncertainty Experience relaying sensitive information to appropriate parties
  • Keeps clients, superiors, peers, and direct reports updated based on their information needs
  • Strong technical skills with knowledge of a wide variety of tools and technologies and extensive knowledge in a subset of these skills
  • Ability to effectively manage operational and project budgets
  • Knowledge of computer and/or network systems, applications, procedures and techniques
  • Experience leading others and providing constructive feedback
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Ability to learn and support new systems and applications
  • Ability to work with others to resolve problems, handle requests or situations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technologies and methodologies related to assigned IT segment or area
  • Displays a sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently
  • A team player with the ability to enable changes in the business processes and ability to work cooperatively with all groups is essential
  • Ability to multi-task and handle on a proactive basis, changing priorities in a fast-paced environment in order to maximize time-management and efficiencies
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully distill complex technical information into clear, concise yet comprehensive communication material
  • Demonstrated ability to meet rigorous deadlines while managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Outstanding work ethic; displays a high sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently
  • Proven knowledge of information technologies and methodologies related to assigned IT segment or area
  • Ability to exercise, on a regular basis, independent judgment and discretion in performance of job duties
  • Ability to recruit, motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
  • Expert level knowledge and understanding of technology across various domains
  • Strong understanding of technology and trends
  • Goals oriented, with proven track record in collaborating with diverse stakeholders and driving results, especially via influence management
  • Successful history of working in and leading teams to meet business needs

BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or related field or equivalent work experience

Related Work Experience
10 - 12 years IT work experience
7 - 10 years Leadership experience
5 - 7 years Project management experience

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Strong conceptual and technical knowledge for modern IT environments to include server configuration/architecture, cloud, database management/configuration, networking protocols/designs, access management/access controls, coding languages/software development methodologies.
Expert-level understanding in two or more cybersecurity/information security domains to include but not limited to access management, security operations, threat management/cyber threat intelligence, vulnerability management/vulnerability assessments/ethical hacking/penetration testing/red teaming, security engineering, SDLC, encryption, etc.
Previous experiences working for or extensively with with law enforcement, government agencies, information sharing centers.

Related Work Experience
15+ years of experience

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