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Cybersecurity Incident Response Senior Analyst (Chicago, IL or Newark, NJ)


Chicago, IL, US, 60642

JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services



This role is necessary to support the Cybersecurity Incident Response strategy and cross functional teams to develop collection and detection controls to protect Mars’ information assets.  Additionally, this role is a deep technical subject matter expert that can determine the proper course of action in the event of a security incident.  This is a global role that requires context of how Mars, Inc. and all legal entities operate so that technology choices support Business objectives.

Cybersecurity Incident Response Sr. Analyst - Newark, NJ or Chicago IL


As the Cybersecurity Incident Response Sr. Analyst, you will be a part of the Cyber Defense team that is continuously defending the Mars network against threats. You will be a part of a team that is responsible to prepare for and handle the highest severity security incidents. Additionally you will be responsible to identify and drive monitoring and controls measures that improve our defenses. This is a global role that requires context of how Mars, Inc. and all legal entities operate so that technology choices support Business objectives.


What are we looking for? 


  • 3+ years work experience in Cyber Security as a Defender and incident response analyst.
  • University degree (engineering/IT/computer science) or equivalent work experience.
  • Subject matter expertise in the use of various defensive technologies including EDR, SIEM, and network tools.
  • Strong understanding of offensive computing and hacker techniques.

 Nice to haves:

  • Intermediate to advanced level cyber security certifications preferred: SANS GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler), SANS GCFE (GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner), SANS GCFA (GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst), SANS GREM (GIAC Certified Reverse Engineering Malware), SANS GPEN (GIAC Certified Penetration Tester), SANS GCED (GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender)
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals and cloud platforms
  • Understanding of factory/ICS platforms
  • Scripting experience (e.g. Python, Powershell, bash)

What would be your key responsibilities? 


  • Member of incident response team to analyze and respond to major security incidents, recommending actions on incident containment, eviction, and recovery actions.
  • Identify and create appropriate controls in SIEM and other security solution to prevent and detect security incidents.
  • Perform deep analysis of incidents to correlate events and build timelines using digital forensics and malware reverse engineering techniques.
  • Serve as a trusted expert on how to best deploy and use prevention and detection controls to address risk of breach.

What can you expect from Mars? 


  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.
  • An industry competitive compensation package including generous benefits (i.e. 401k, pension, health, etc.)    
  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career. 
  • Flexible ways of working.





A mutually rewarding experience.


Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.


Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.


About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.