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Cybersecurity Threat Senior Analyst


Newark, NJ, US

JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services

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.


The Cybersecurity Threat Senior Analyst is necessary to support the cyber threat detection and mitigation strategy to protect Mars’ information assets.  The Cybersecurity Threat Senior Analyst performs intelligence collection and threat hunting activities and provides analysis to identify active and emerging cyber threats. This role is a technical subject matter expert that understands offensive hacker techniques and 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: 


  • Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research, and analysis of cyber threat intelligence.
  • Develops hypotheses for threat hunts to
  • Executes threat hunts by proactively and iteratively searching through networks to detect and isolate cyber threats under the supervision of the other threat hunters.
  • Systematically tests the ability of security controls to continuously drive improvements in threat prevention and detection.
  • Engineers owns, and drives deployment of incident response and threat hunting tools.
  • Uses threat actors and offensive techniques to identify flaws and vulnerabilities in enterprise systems, networks, and applications that can be exploited by threat actors.
  • Supports cyber incident response efforts by collecting and analyzing evidence and providing reports of identified threats.
  • Performs deep analysis of active attacks through using digital forensics and malware reverse engineering techniques.
  • Works closely with other cybersecurity stakeholders to develop a fuller understanding of the intent, objectives, and activity of cyber threat actors.
  • Works closely with Cybersecurity and other IT and business stakeholders to help prioritize and close control gaps and reduce enterprise risk.
  • Participates individually and as a part of a team in threat intelligence collection and threat hunting activities.
  • Supports incident response to provide scale and expertise with complex incidents.
  • Develops internal relationships with Cybersecurity Engineering and other business stakeholders to drive security controls gap closures.
  • Work during non-standard business hours at times in support of incident response activities.


Job Qualifications

  • University degree (engineering/IT/computer science) or equivalent work experience.
  • Intermediate level cybersecurity certifications: SANS GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler), SANS GCFE (GIAC Certified Forensics Examiner).
  • Advanced level cyber security certifications preferred: 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 cybersecurity with an emphasis on incident response, threat hunting, and threat intelligence usage.
  • Understanding of the following; MITRE ATT&CK Framework, Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis, F3EAD.
  • Strong understanding of Offensive Security and cyber adversary techniques.
  • 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.




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.