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Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:40 AM


The Threat Monitoring Email Analyst is considered a crucial role in defense of Verizon’s computing environment. Monitoring and analysis of email-centric threats targeting Verizon defines this role. Analysts must be agile, willing to learn, and think outside of the box in order to operate effectively in an ever changing threat landscape. This mid-career position provides an opportunity to work in a fast paced collaborative environment defending Verizon from current and future cyber threats.

Responsibilities for Threat Monitoring Email Analyst of the Verizon Threat Management Center:

  • Monitor and respond to email messages that were captured by filtering appliances or reported as potentially malicious from end users
  • Monitor and analyze logs and alerts from a variety of different technologies across multiple platforms
    • Exchange Server
    • IDS/IPS
    • Firewall
    • Other security technologies
  • Execute analysis of email-based threats to include understanding of email communications, platforms, headers, transactions, and identification of malicious tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Utilize a variety of security tools and technologies to analyze potential threats to determine cybersecurity impact, scope, and recovery of suspected malicious emails
  • Execute domain reputation of end user reported messages from external resources
  • Processes tactical mitigations, such as requesting updates to filtering capabilities for exchange server and inline IPS/IDS email appliances, based on results of analysis and determination of threat validity
  • Analyze email traffic that was quarantined and withheld from user’s inbox for malicious attributes
  • Identify and report potentially malicious coordinated efforts leveraging email as the primary threat vector
  • Identify malicious files embedded within email using latest adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Provide user awareness tips/best practices to end users
  • Communicate status of email to end users and, if necessary, steps to be taken to remove malicious messages from Verizon assets
  • Leverage understanding of Operating Systems: Windows, Unix/Linux, and OSX Operating Systems
  • Execute automated malware analysis to determine initial threat impact and takes actions appropriately
  • Utilize and adhere to defined workflow and processes driving the Threat Monitoring and escalation/handoff actions
  • Leverage escalation and handoff procedures to team members and leadership based on defined threat and priority determination
  • Document results of cyber threat analysis effectively and prepares comprehensive handoff and/or escalation
  • Write technical articles for knowledge sharing
  • Manage multiple priorities in a high pressure environment
  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior team members


Desired Skills:

  • Previous Information Assurance or Cyber Experience in the Telecommunications industry
  • Previous experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) with focus on Computer Network Defense (CND)
  • Previous experience working with email technologies (i.e. Exchange Server, inline IDS/IPS, etc.)
  • Understanding of Enterprise email components (hardware, software, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Threat Monitoring Procedures
  • Program and Scripting Experience
  • Previous experience with Regex
  • Ability to comply with any regulatory requirements


  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of cyber risks and threats related to cyber attackers
  • Possesses strong communication and presentation skills along with the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Strong relationship skills and collaborative style to enable success across multiple partners
  • Demonstrates effective organizational and technical skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education with 3-5 years of professional experience. This job role is considered experienced, but still a learner with influencing responsibility on junior team members.
  • Certification (A+, Network+, Security+, CISSP, GSEC, GCED, GCIA, and GNFA) a plus

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