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Security Analyst, Detection and Response

You will be a part of Okta’s defensive security team and take a leadership role in the detection and response initiatives surrounding the Okta platform, code base, and infrastructure. This person will be required to work effectively and seamlessly with Okta’s existing security team, development team, and Dev-Ops team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You will analyze signals of suspicious behavior, find corroborating evidence, draw defensible conclusions about those signals and diligently push measures to counter signals that indicate valid problems
  • You will draw on your experience to identify use-cases for implementation of new detection signals
  • You will maintain, standardize and improve existing signals of malicious behavior
  • You will take independent ownership of incidents across a wide array of technologies and platforms and co-ordinate remediation efforts
  • You will help maintain existing or help build new procedures for handling common or typical signals
  • Assisting in the generation of metrics around our detection/response efforts and help craft management reports for ongoing security incidents

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a Security Analyst in a 24x7 SOC environment responding to a wide variety of security alerts
  • Someone who can match our enthusiasm and real passion for security
  • You love working with data to generate insight
  • You have the ability to do basic scripting
  • You know how TCP/IP works, in detail
  • A solid grasp of how the web works and a deep understanding of Web Application Architecture and attacks
  • Great analytical skills and creativity when it comes to solving problems
  • You are known for your eagerness to learn, work independently and get things done
  • You love dynamic work environments
  • You are an effective multi-tasker
  • You generally know how to distinguish between important, urgent and critical and can effectively handle and prioritize between them
  • You understand that attackers don't work 9 to 5 and sometimes we can't either
  • You are not afraid to ask questions

Bonus Skills:

  • You have experience working at a cloud service provider
  • AWS exposure
  • Previous experience with in-depth host and network based forensics investigations
  • Decent understanding of encryption fundamentals
  • Calm and collected demeanor

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Okta is the leading provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over 5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access from any device. Thousands of customers, including Experian, 20th Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks and Adobe trust Okta to work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work

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