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Threat Responder


  • Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 31/12/2012
  • Mick Bulow
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Threat Responder


About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is focused on making the world's daily habits more inspiring and entertaining.  By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe.  In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses.  Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom ( or the company's blog (

Threat Responder

This position will be in the threat response team

 Overview of tasks

•   Identifying, analyzing and remediating internal and external security incidents across the company including malware, phishing and system compromises

•   Assessment of these threats to ascertain if they are of importance to the company

•   Participate in investigative bodies within the company to support them in their technical needs

•   Be first responder for cyber-security incidents, monitor alerts, events and incidents identified through security event management tools, virtual SOC, etc. and confirm validity of identified incidents

•   Differentiate false positives from true intrusion attempts; track the latest in security vulnerabilities, advisories, incidents, and penetration techniques, review periodic vulnerability scan results

•   Manage issues resulting from investigation, work collaboratively with technical and business leads to follow up accordingly to security incident management procedures and processes, and assist in development and resolution of daily reports

•   Provide comprehensive computer forensic investigations: Acquire, collect, document, and preserve evidence from various forms of electronic media and equipment.

•   Conduct examination of digital media. Identify, document and prepare reports on relevant findings.

•   Handle evidence in accordance with company policies and forensic lab best practices.

•   Participate in the improvement and development of process/procedure manuals and documentation

•   Conduct highly-confidential internal investigations into violations of Acceptable Use Policies and other activities

•   Provide education to existing staff on the emerging trends of security operations methodology, information security concepts, security analysis and monitoring


•   Demonstrated experience analyzing and mitigating malware and phishing incidents

•   Demonstrated experience in analyzing application security vulnerabilities.

•   Proficiency with systems administration in Unix and Windows platforms

•   Proficiency with vulnerability management, scanning and monitoring tools

•   Demonstrated expertise in Security Operations methodology, information security concepts, security analysis and monitoring.

•   Proficiency with shell, PERL or other scripting languages

•   Proficiency analyzing full network packet captures

•   Demonstrated expertise in presenting detailed technical information protection concepts in business terms; create reports and visualizations of security attacks

•   Demonstrated computer forensic investigations experience

•   Demonstrated ability to excel in a team as well as a self-sufficient individual contributor

•   Have expert-level knowledge of typical attack vectors and information systems penetration techniques

•   Excellent technical writing and presentation skills

•   CISSP, SANS GCIH, EnCase Certified Examiner is desirable

•   BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering preferred.

Ref: 1248458
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