Aug 14, 2022

Job Description

1 company! That is the journey Novartis is on in its quest to extend and improve people’s lives through reimagining medicine. We have a clear strategy: to be a focused medicines company powered by sophisticated therapy platforms and data science. We recognize that our People drive our company and that significant effort is being invested in unleashing their power through the transformation of our culture and our organization.

Join us today as our Threat Hunting & Response Director which will be an integral part of the Novartis Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC). The CSOC is an advanced team passionate about the active defense against the most sophisticated cyber threats and attacks. You will utilise a variety of tools and resources to proactively detect, investigate, and mitigate emerging and persistent threats impacting Novartis’ networks, systems, users, and applications.

Key Responsibilities
• Accountable for regional delivery around incident response and hunting team activities.
• Serve as escalation point for conducting investigations into security incidents involving advanced and sophisticated threat actors and TTPs.
• Perform forensic collection and analysis of electronic assets and devices, scripts and malicious software, and log sources from a variety of systems and applications.
• Manage incident response activities including scoping, communication, reporting, and long term remediation planning.
• Review incident and intelligence reports from a variety of internal and external sources and teams.
• Develop hypotheses, analyze techniques, and perform hunts to identify threats across the environment and collaborate with security teams and business stakeholders to implement countermeasures and improve defenses.
• Utilizing SIEM/Big data to identify abnormal activity and extract meaningful insights.
• Work with engineering teams to design, test, and implement playbooks, orchestration workflows and automations.
• Coordinate investigation, containment, and other response activities with business stakeholders and groups.
• Develop and maintain effective documentation; including response playbooks, processes, and other supporting operational material.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• University working and thinking level, degree in business/technical/scientific area or comparable education/experience.
• Professional information security certification, such as CISSP, CISM or ISO 27001 auditor / practitioner is preferred. Professional (information system) risk or audit certification such as CIA, CISA or CRISC is preferred
• 8+ years of experience in Incident Response / Computer Forensics / CSOC team / Threat Hunting or related fields
• Experience in reporting to and communicating with senior level management (with and without IT background, with and without in depth risk management background) on incident response topics
• Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; interpersonal and collaborative skills; and the ability to communicate information risk-related and incident response concepts to technical as well as nontechnical audiences
• Solid understanding and knowledge of general IT infrastructure technology and systems
• Proficient with Encase, Responder, X-Ways, Volatility, FTK, Axiom, Splunk, Wireshark, and other forensic tools
• Understanding of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and associated tactics.

Why consider Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network
Petaling Jaya
Full Time
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Threat Hunting & Response Director

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