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Manager, Security Operations Center (SOC) - Risk Cybersecurity (COE)

Company: Grant Thornton LLP (US)
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Location Note: Grant Thornton KS Office, 1201 Walnut St., Suite 2200 Kansas City, MO 64106. This Center of Excellence (CoE) role is an on-site role and will require individuals to work in person from the assigned office. Please note there is no remote or hybrid option available.

Position Summary:
Interested candidates should have analytical skills, be strong "thinkers", with experience leading small teams. Interested candidates should be self-starters and should demonstrate strength in or a desire to build skills related to Grant Thornton's core values of: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect, and Responsibility.

Role Responsibilities:
Build and develop a team of individuals responsible for triage, analysis, and specific response functions.
Manage a "first-line of defense" team with eyes-on-glass for a number of alerts associated with Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), User-Behavior Analytics, and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) services
Triage and escalate technical investigations to clients
Monitor and report on SOC KPIs as required
Manage the development of daily summary reports of cybersecurity events and activity relevant to cyber defense practices, to internal and external stakeholders
Manage the use cyber defense tools for continual monitoring and analysis of system activity to identify malicious activity
Validate events/alerts received from all monitored security systems against network traffic using analysis tools
Ensure compliance with engagement plans and internal quality & risk management procedures of the firm
Anticipate and identify engagement related risks and escalate issues as appropriate on a timely basis
Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.
Manage, develop, train, coach and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and annual reviews
Other duties as assigned

Skill Requirements:
Ability to think strategically and make collaborative decisions
Ability to apply structured analysis methods to various types of data to establish trends, determine variability and business impact
Communicates quickly, clearly, concisely, appropriately and intelligently
Foster open communication, speaks with impact, listens to others and writes effectively
Detailed understanding of fundamental security and network concepts (Windows and Unix security: OS lockdown; logging and monitoring; application security; user access; perimeter protection principles, network communication rules; intrusion detection and analysis methods; etc.)
Hands-on experience with various security tools, including SIEMs, Vulnerability Scanners, Threat Intel tools, EDR/AV preferred
Experience with SIEM technologies and alert handling preferred.
Strong technical aptitude, and problem-solving skills
Excellent thinking, analytical and interpersonal skills
Enthusiasm to learn through a combination of structured, on-the-job and self-directed training
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team environment

Professional Experience / Qualifications
3+ years of experience in a security operations-centered role, or similar preferred
Experience managing teams and taskings highly preferred

To Apply:
Submit your resume to Rocio Saldana, rocio.saldana@us.gt.com
Submit your application online to www.grantthornton.com/careers

Grant Thornton's Center of Excellence (CoE)
The CoE serves as a shared services center for GT US. Situated in Kansas City, the CoE is multi-functional in Risk Advisory Services. Empowered people, bold leadership and distinctive client service are embedded in the culture at the CoE. A transparent, competitive and excellence driven firm that offers an opportunity to be part of something significant. Driven professionals at the CoE serve communities through inspirational and generous services.

Keywords: Grant Thornton LLP (US), Kansas City , Manager, Security Operations Center (SOC) - Risk Cybersecurity (COE), Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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