Senior Analyst – Threat Hunting and Forensics

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The IT and Digital team at WESCO is built on three key principles: enable rapid decision making, empower teams for greater accountability and collaboration across the enterprise, and drive a customer-first approach through technology. We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Analyst responsible for Threat Hunting and Forensics.


Position Summary:

We are currently searching for a Senior Analyst to join our global Cybersecurity Team. This position will be responsible for: using tactics, techniques and procedures commonly used by threat actors to identify any malicious cyber activity or areas risk that could be exploited by threat actors. Additionally, the position will be responsible for testing existing controls and incident responders for overall effectiveness, supporting forensic investigations, and will be a key member of the cybersecurity incident response team during a cybersecurity incident. This role interacts will all members of the cybersecurity team, infrastructure team, other functional IT teams, Legal, and Human Resources.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Continually monitor the threat landscape to understand the tactics, techniques and procedures used by threat actors to attack companies
  • Identify effective countermeasures that need to be deployed to prevent or detect malicious activity
  • Define run books on appropriate steps to take to effectively manage various cybersecurity incidents
  • Work with the Security Operations Center to define activity to be monitored and level of urgency
  • Use tools to test the effectiveness of alerts and reaction of incident response teams
  • Support internal teams on forensic investigations
  • Identify new capabilities that need to be deployed to support threat hunting
  • Identify new capabilities that need to be deployed to close cyber risks
  • Member of the cybersecurity incident response team in the event of a significant cybersecurity incident
  • Help leadership understand the level of urgency on vulnerabilities or risks given value of the asset and the ease of exploitation

Skills Required:

  • Highest level of integrity and accepts ownerships for their actions
  • Critical thinker able to approach problems from different perspectives to find the best solution
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Able to work in very fast paced organizations
  • Able to change focus and priority quickly as the situation warrants
  • Brings high energy and positive attitude to work every day
  • Skilled in conversing with all levels of the organization
  • Able to work collaboratively with others and compromise to align on the common good


Required Qualification

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in vulnerability management and threat hunting
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/computer science/cybersecurity is preferred
  • Experience working with Metasploit, Kali Linux, Sysmon, Encase, Nessus, or similar
  • Experience with SIEM technologies and developing queries
  • Experience with PowerShell
  • GIAC certifications like Penetration Tester, Defending Advanced Threats, Forensics is preferred
  • CISSP or similar professional experience is required


Desired Technical Qualifications: (OPTIONAL)

  • Use of Microsoft office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Use of Visio for creating technical designs and process flows

About WESCO

WESCO offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solution. The company employs over 18,000 people, maintains relationships with over 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 customers worldwide.


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About WESCO

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

To see additional opportunities with Wesco, please visit their careers site at: www.wesco.com/careers

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