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Security Analyst, Security Response

You will be a part of Okta’s defensive security team and make significant contributions to security response activities for the Okta platform, infrastructure, and corporate environment. You will apply cooperation, communication, analysis, and automation skills while working with the various teams that create Okta’s products and propel the company forward.

What We Do:

  • Triage, investigate, and take action on a wide variety of security events
  • Remediate security issues across application layer (such as web attacks and account take-over), infrastructure (suspicious network or OS activity, changes to cloud resource permissions), and corporate (phishing emails, suspicious domain registrations, etc)
  • Collaborate across multiple teams during investigations and incident response
  • Write and improve procedures and playbooks for handling security events
  • Make suggestions for process improvements and take responsibility for collaborating with stakeholders to implement those improvements
  • Automate actions to reduce response latency and improve consistency

Why You Want to Work Here:

  • We handle a huge volume of enterprise authentication traffic and see interesting attacks every day
  • We pick tools to fit the job, whether commercial, Open Source, or homegrown
  • We don’t just identify problems, we help solve them. Whether it is a malware alert or a product design flaw our team is involved in the solution
  • We believe everyone has a unique and valuable perspective on security and great candidates come from all kinds of backgrounds

 

What You Bring to Okta:

  • Collaborative approach to solving problems
  • Eagerness to develop skills in communications, automation, and security investigations
  • Understanding of incident response procedures and practices
  • Experience investigating a variety of sources, such as macOS, Linux, Network IDS, web applications, DNS, certificate transparency logs, etc
  • Clear understanding how the web works, various web application architecture components and how attackers exploit these components
  • You enjoy creating playbooks and how-tos almost as much as working on high-pressure security incidents
  • Understanding that attackers don't work 9 to 5 and sometimes we can't either
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience

Bonus Skills:

  • Past experience leveraging a SOAR platform or otherwise automating security responses
  • You have experience working at a cloud service provider
  • Previous experience with host and network based forensics investigations
  • Previous experience responding to security incidents
  • Working knowledge of OS fundamentals on Linux, macOS, or Windows
  • Calm and collected demeanor

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