11. September 2023

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.
The Threat Hunting and Response Director will be an integral part of the Novartis Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC). The CSOC is an advanced global team passionate about the active defense against the most sophisticated cyber threats and attacks. The Threat Hunting and Response Director will leverage a variety of tools and resources to proactively detect, investigate, and mitigate emerging and persistent threats impacting Novartis’ networks, systems, users, and applications. This role will involve coordination and communication with technical and nontechnical teams, including security leadership and business stakeholders. As an experienced skilled analyst, this role will also involve supervising, coaching, and mentoring a team of junior and senior analysts.

Your Responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to :
• Supervise and manage a team of diverse skillsets and personalities
• Evaluate and review performance; provide coaching and mentoring; develop and supervise career improvement goals
• 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
• Review incident and intelligence reports from a variety of internal and external sources and teams
• Develop hypotheses, analyze techniques, and execute hunts to identify threats across the environment
• Utilizing SIEM/Big data to identify abnormal activity and extract meaningful insights.
• Perform host based analysis, artifact analysis, network packet analysis, and malware analysis in support of security investigations and incident response
• 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
• Perform quality assurance review of analyst investigations and work product; develop feedback and development reports
• Provide mentoring of junior staff and serve as point of escalation for higher severity incidents

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:
• 8+ years of experience in Incident Response / Computer Forensics / CSOC team / Threat Hunting or related fields
• Experienced IT administration with broad and in-depth technical, analytical and conceptual skills
• 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 grasp and knowledge of general IT infrastructure technology and systems
• Proven experience to initiate and handle projects that will affect CSOC services and technologies

Why 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 here at Novartis!

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

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Petaling Jaya
Technology Transformation
Full Time
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Threat Hunting and Response Director

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