Cybersecurity Incident Response Engineer

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

ID: 7092858
Posted: January 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary of Position
The Incident Response Team Lead is accountable for expanding USNH’s cybersecurity incident response program. The Incident response team lead will ensure the continuous improvement and development of USNH’s incident response capabilities.

Responsibilities include:
• Acting as lead incident responder for cybersecurity incidents and investigations for the University System of NH.
• Provide expert guidance on identification, analysis, response and recovery from cyber threat activity.
• Expand threat intelligence program and establishing external IR relationships.
• Ownership and development of all USNH cybersecurity use cases.
• Develop and continuously improve the USNH threat intelligence and hunting programs.
• Develop and leading cybersecurity incident response readiness exercises.
• Act as a mentor to other team members.
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 5-7 years
Additional Job Information
UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption.
Posting Number PS2878FY22
Other minimum qualifications
- 5+ years relevant experience doing information security work or equivalent BS degree in Computer forensics, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields
- Experience applying threat and vulnerability analyses models, examples include the MITRE ATT&CK Framework, the LM Cyber Kill Chain, and the Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis
- Advanced analysis and problem-solving skills to quickly identify causes and solutions for cyber breaches
- Experience automating threat response actions.
- Knowledge of incident response in IaaS, SaaS and PaaS, environments (Azure, AWS)
- Knowledge of red-team or purple-team threat simulation systems.
- Support 7×24 on call requirements.
- Experience coordinating responses to security incidents with all levels of leadership and technical counterparts including peers.
- Empowered and accountable to meet or exceed the established customer service standards.
- Passion for IT and eagerness to stay current with changing technology and practices.
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically and perform detailed, complex analysis and data interpretation.
- Effective interpersonal skills, out-of-the-box thinking and ability to interface with all levels of staff.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in computer science, cybersecurity or related field.
- Direct experience providing customer-focused technology security incident response support services in a Higher Education environment.
- GIAC Certified Incident Handler or equivalent. Global Information Assurance Certification Forensic Analyst (GCFA)/ or Global Information Assurance Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) preferred not required.
- Must have a current driver’s license, a willingness to use a personal vehicle for travel, and a willingness to travel as needed to operating locations across New Hampshire.
Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
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Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.0
Grade 26
EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

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