• Lead Security Analyst

    Location US-OH-Cincinnati
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/3/2018 10:22 AM)
    Job ID
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    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    This position is a member of the Cyber Threat/Incident Response team which is part of the Enterprise Information Security Group (EISG).  This role is expected to provide technical expertise and drive the strategy of continually assessing threats and maturing the Cyber Threat program within American Financial Group.  This position is responsible for managing the tools and technologies supporting intrusion detection and prevention at both the network and endpoint. The ideal candidate will have a strong network infrastructure and security operations background and be willing to multi-task between multiple projects and initiatives.  The environment consists of multiple locations, a complex architecture and involves significant collaboration with numerous IT and business functions. 


    Primary Job Responsibilities will include:

    • Ensure intrusion detection and prevention technologies are implemented and managed including hands-on technical expertise
    • Ensure endpoint protection technologies are implemented and managed  including hands-on technical expertise
    • Perform incident triage and remediation activities as needed
    • Develop and implement security strategies for the overall protection of the enterprise network
    • Identify IT Security risks and evaluate and propose mitigation strategies
    • Lead the Security Information and Event Management solution
    • Perform Red Team activities as needed
    • Stay current and maintain a knowledge of industry threats, trends, and security technologies

    Secondary Job Responsibilities include:

    • Mentor security operations and other team members as appropriate
    • Python and Power Shell scripting
    • Ability to integrate systems via API’s
    • Create logical and physical architecture diagrams as needed


    •    College degree in technology / sciences or equivalent work experience
    •    CISSP or other security credential preferred
    •    5-7 years of experience with security operations and incident response

    •    Proven hands-on experience with security solutions such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, proxies, VPNs, malware protection, etc.
    •    In-depth understanding of TCP/IP and networking
    •    Experience with Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems


    Core Competencies/Knowledge Needed:

    • Attitude: “Can-do” approach to challenges and issues. Views problems as opportunities.
    • Problem Solving: Objectively considers all relevant information and data needed to make informed decisions when choosing a course of action
    • Analytical Thinking: Properly categorizes and analyzes information into the decision-making and strategic planning process
    • Decision-Making: Prioritizes options so that decisions align with strategic objectives; evaluates the quality of or usefulness of information for making informed decisions
    • Administration: Manages time effectively; documents both technical and non-technical information accurately for reporting and decision making purposes
    • Communication (Verbal and Written): Delivers information clearly and effectively in formal and/or informal presentations. Communicates effectively to all levels of the organization and enables others to make timely and informed decisions
    • Results Oriented: Ensures delivery of objectives in a timely, cost effective manner. Is driven to deliver desired results even when faced with normal obstacles
    • Team Player: Works enthusiastically and effectively with all areas of the American Financial Group business, American Financial Group family, and internal/external partners
    • Is comfortable and secure while operating within a “collaborative” working environment. Will work comfortably in both lead and support roles in the course of business projects and initiatives.


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