Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
22 days ago
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Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Associate, CSOC Analyst

Capital One is looking for talented Cyber Security Analysts with traditional network security and cloud infrastructure monitoring experience to join our Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) in McLean, VA. The Principal Associate level CSOC Analyst position will require a deep knowledge of network protocols and infrastructure, log investigation techniques, knowledge/understanding of cloud infrastructures, and incident handling experience. Not only will you need to know about the threats to networks, applications, cloud infrastructure, and theory regarding network protocols, but also the ability to proactively identify signs of misuse and abuse using various log sources.

It is your responsibility to find the threat actors attempting to attack the Capital One infrastructure, and identify and stop any malicious actors who make it past our defenses. In addition to the technical skills, you will need to be a leader, someone who enjoys training and mentoring teammates, and a person who can encourage and elevate the team.

What You'll Do:
  • Support day-to-day cybersecurity threat detection and incident response operations through indicator pivoting, campaign analysis, and tactical intelligence
  • Identify and enhance processes where automation has the potential to improve efficiencies, provide actionable data, and facilitate collaboration across CSOC
  • Leverage Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) or Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools to identify threat patterns, enrich investigations, and build automation-supported workflows
  • Deconstruct multi-source reporting into actionable intelligence including Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures TTPs data objects, campaign analysis, and threat patterns.
  • Regularly analyze malware reports to track adversary behaviors and support the construction of a TTP repository
  • Develop expertise on the Capital One threat landscape using internal data, threat trends, and operational metrics to clearly communicate the Capital One threat landscape to senior executives, to include the Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Information Officer.
  • Proactively build and maintain relationships with partner teams, including but not limited to Cyber Intelligence, Red Team, Insider Threat, and Hunt teams.
  • Conduct time-sensitive analysis during cyber investigations, including active threat hunting, malware analysis, and campaign enrichment
  • Routinely identify gaps in detection and collaborate with teams across the Cyber organization to mitigate risk, including blocking of malicious indicators, tuning vendor signatures, and instrumenting custom detection rules
  • Support the tactical intelligence-to-detection pipeline, to include malware reverse engineering, TTP analysis, and association mapping in a TIP (threat intelligence platform) for future pivoting
  • Attend conferences and briefings to stay current on threats against both COF and the Financial Services sector
  • Mentor other CSOC analysts in project execution and tactical upskilling; conduct brown bag lunches to teach specialized skill sets

Basic Qualifications
  • High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent Certification
  • At least 4 years of experience conducting Cyber Security investigation and documentation
  • At least 4 years of experience working with a SIEM
  • At least 4 years of experience with system, cloud, application and network logs
  • At least 4 years of experience analyzing and identifying network traffic
  • At least 4 years of experience with PCAP analysis
  • At least 4 years of experience analyzing endpoints (server and workstation)

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Cyber Security or Computer Science
  • 5+ years of experience conducting Cyber Security investigations into network and application activity
  • 5+ years of experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • 5+ years of experience working with SIEMs and evaluating SIEM alerts
  • 5+ years of experience administering or investigating Mac OS, Linux OS
  • 5+ years of experience leveraging core security, cloud, and infrastructure technologies during investigations
  • One or more of the following certifications (CISSP, CISM, CCSP, SANS GIAC 503 or 504, AWS Security)

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $165,100 - $188,500 for Prin Assoc, Cyber Technical

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate's offer letter.

This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.

No agencies please. Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

Job ID: 72960265
McLean , VA ,

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