Senior Manager Security Operations

Baltimore, Maryland, United States Full-time

Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Security Operations professional to join our growing firm. The Senior Manager of Security Operations will lead the Firm’s Security Operations team as it builds a world-class Information Security Program and grows the Security Operations Center.

 The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Growing and overseeing security operations to include 24x7 monitoring of Firm critical infrastructure, applications and incident management/response processes to assure security of Venable networks.
  • Serving as the event and incident management/response process owner to triage and escalate activities for security events affecting the Firm’s information assets and activities. 
  • Evaluating the threat landscape and ensuring that threat evaluation is performed throughout the security team, IT Department, and the Firm, with a focus on developing and maintaining “ahead-of-the-curve” analytics and defensive capabilities.
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring key performance indicators that provide insight into the security of the network and provide to the security team, IT department, and Firm leadership.
  • Working with the Firm’s internal Security Architect to validate the effectiveness of security tools including sensors, scanners, log collection, correlation and search, and tune as necessary.

 The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • CISSP or CEH certifications preferred
  • 7-10 years of progressive information security experience including 1-3 years of security leadership experience
  • Extensive experience in packet analysis, log analysis and correlation, incident Response techniques, IPS rule design and application
  • Experience operating, managing, and tuning a SIEM
  • Experience using scripting Language (Shell, PowerShell, or Python)
  • Experience with threat evaluation and prioritization
  • Experience with OSINT gathering, reduction, and production
  • Fully conversant in Windows and Linux
  • Understanding of the following:
    • Firewall and IPS operation
    • Web languages (JavaScript, HTML, HTML5)
    • SMTP, DNS, SSH, TLS, and HTTP for internet operations
    • Internal network communications (DHCP, VoIP,  syslog, SNMP)
    • Network protocols (TCP/IP stack, SCTP, routing and lower level communication protocols)
    • PKI Certificates and their use in encrypted communications
    • IPv6
    • Malware propagation behavior
    • Authentication systems (AD, SAML, RADIUS, TACACS+)
  • Familiarization with the following Technologies: Cisco ASA, Cisco ISE, Cisco IOS/NX-OS, Palo Alto, Cisco Firepower, Nessus, Active Directory, Exchange, Microsoft SQL Server, Debian Linux, RedHat Linux

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.

 Apply today!


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