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Senior Cyber Security Associate

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Job Title: Senior Cyber Security Associate
Location: Chicago
Contact Name: Nathan Blackman
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Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

We are working closely with a global investigations, intelligence and cyber services firm in hiring a Senior Cyber Security Associate. This role can be based in either Chicago or DC.





About The Company

The company global investigation, cyber, and intelligence services firm. The four practice areas help Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and financial institutions mitigate risk and uncover mission-critical information in a customized and cost-effective manner. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in McLean, VA and Dublin, Ireland, the team of former military personnel, intelligence officers, law enforcement agents, and corporate investigators boasts dozens of in-house foreign languages and decades of experience conducting due diligence projects, corporate investigations, and intelligence collection operations in over 110 countries.


About The Role

Associates in the firm’s Cyber Practice supervise the practice’s team of Analysts; collect open source intelligence as part of security assessments and investigations; and monitor for threats using deep web, dark web, and social media sources.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Using open web, social media, and dark web sources, the Senior Associate will produce a variety of intelligence reporting products catered to a variety of audiences, including C-Suite executives and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs)

  • Create and disseminate research summary reports and threat briefs

  • Brief clients / executives on the results of intelligence collection and analysis

  • Provide initial quality control for products generated by analysts, to include constructive feedback on research methodologies and content, and identifying a course of improvement when necessary

  • Manage the workload of analysts in the cyber practice and provide operational updates to practice management when necessary.

  • Identify new open web sources to constantly improve Executive Digital Protection services

  • Identify new ways to communicate findings / structure final reports, based on industry best practices, operational insights, and client requirements

  • Stay abreast of cyber and threat intelligence news, trends, and methodologies, and identify ways in which we can incorporate best practices

  • Use a variety of software/open web applications to track your work and report up to practice management

  • When necessary, create thought leadership pieces on behalf of the cyber practice for marketing and industry awareness initiatives


Skills & Experience

  • Ideal candidates will have a B.A. or B.S. in a related field from an accredited university.

  • Candidates will have 3-5 years of relevant experience, including, but not limited to, experience at a security consultancy, cyber intelligence or risk mitigation firm, relevant government agency, or corporate security or investigations department.

  • Excellent research and/or open source intelligence collection skills

  • Excellent written and briefing skills

  • Familiarity with security assessments for executive protection and other corporate security purposes

  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects at once with limited supervision

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and professionally supervise colleagues

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Proficiency navigating U.S. and international social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Willingness to work under tight deadlines and outside of normal business hours, when required

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suit


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