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


Chicago, IL, US

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.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Member of incident response team to identify, analyze, and clear major security incidents.
  • Recommend actions on incident containment, eviction, and recovery actions.
  • Deep analysis of active and past attacks through using digital forensics and malware reverse engineering techniques.
  • Identify and create appropriate controls in SIEM and other security solution to prevent and detect security incidents.
  • Trusted expert on how to best deploy and use prevention and detection controls to address risk of breach.
  • Coordinate closely with Cybersecurity Engineering and other IT and business stakeholders to help prioritize and close controls gaps and reduce enterprise risk.
  • Engage in incident preparation exercises.
  • Recommend roadmaps for focus areas within incident response security technology.
  • Support development of incident response security standards.
  • Create designs for global incident response technology and procedures.
    Context and Scope:
  • Provide technical guidance of third party teams and security operations center.
  • Broad knowledge of vendor landscape and capabilities.
  • Technical expertise in incident response and monitoring security technologies and deep knowledge of Mars platforms.
  • Develops internal relationships with Cybersecurity Engineering and other business stakeholders.
  • Work during non-standard business hours at times in support of incident response activities.
    Job Specifications/Qualifications:
    Education & Professional Qualification:
  • University degree (engineering/IT/computer science) or equivalent work experience
  • 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)
  • 5+ years work experience in IT cyber security or related information technology areas
  • Understanding of offensive computing/hacker techniques
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, Network Layers, etc.).
  • Understanding of cloud platforms preferred.
  • Understanding of factory/ICS platforms preferred.
  • Scripting experience preferred (e.g. Python, Powershell, bash)
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Strong technical writing and speaking skills.





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.


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