Accenture - Cyber Threat Intelligence Consultant

Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

Join Accenture Security Practice and you will become part of the one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant growth plans through additional recruitment and acquisitions. The Application Security Consultant provides advisory and technical support to help our clients improve their Information Security posture to respond to the rapidly evolving Cyber Security threats. You will provide information security subject matter expertise and utilize your business acumen to work collaboratively with our clients to advise, design, build and implement pragmatic security solutions.

The Cyber Defense offering transforms clients to a proactive approach that builds resilience immediately into their traditional networks and endpoints (including the cloud, mobile devices and the internet of things). With advanced innovations and proven risk management models, we help clients make it harder for cyber criminals to succeed.

Job Description:

This is a to join the iDefense Reconnaissance team as a cyber threat intelligence specialist. The team is responsible for the collection and analysis of intelligence on criminal forums, persona development, virtual HUMINT, OSINT and threat assessment deliverables. The team covers a variety of threats including cybercrime, cyber espionage and hacktivism which lead to the development of strategic, operational and tactical reports to help protect Accenture’s customers.

As a threat intelligence specialist your primary is to undertake research on threat groups and campaigns with a strong emphasis on cybercrime. You will act as a lead analyst for the team, developing collection efforts and virtual HUMINT capabilities on both English-language and Russian-language Deep Web/Darknet forums and communities. You will also be responsible for supporting iDefense in CBEST/CREST/STAR/TIBER engagements. You will be willing to support business development opportunities with the ability to present iDefense offerings in a client-facing environment on an ad hoc basis.

Key Requirements:

  • Strong experience in a threat intelligence

  • Expert understanding of cybercrime threat landscape, TTPs, threat actors and groups

  • Excellent analytic and writing capabilities

  • High familiarity with English and Russian underground criminal communities

  • Proven capabilities within open source intelligence (OSINT) and virtual human intelligence (HUMINT)

  • Strong understanding of the intelligence cycle and industry models such as including models such as Kill Chain and Mitre ATT&CK framework

  • Experience in threat actor and threat group profiling

  • Proficiency in supporting business development opportunities in Cyber Defense

  • Excellent written and oral English-language

Key Responsibilities:

  • Author operational and strategic intelligence products to meet intelligence collection requirements

  • Develop collection grid for English and Russian language criminal communities on the Deep Web/Dark Net/Clearnet

  • Contribute to client deliverables e.g. RFIs, CBEST, TIBER threat assessments

  • Support business development opportunities for Cyber Defense in UKI

  • Mentor and train junior analysts in cyber threat intelligence and analytic skills

Desirable Experience:

  • Degree in intelligence, international security, war studies, information technology, cyber security computer science would be beneficial

  • Proficiency in Russian language

  • An established presence in the threat intelligence community

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Initiative to develop sources and drive improvements in the Reconnaissance team’s capabilities

  • Ability to work remotely

  • Technical knowledge of malware

  • Confidence when presenting complex subject matter

  • SC/DV clearance a plus, but not essential

What academic qualifications do you need?
Bachelor's Degree or relevant experience

What’s in it for you?

All of our professionals receive comprehensive training covering business, technical and professional skills development. You will have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in Cyber Security. The sheer variety and scale of work we do, and the experience it offers, provides an unbeatable platform to build a career. In addition, our growth, combined with our integrated career counselling, offers great opportunities for rapid advancement.

As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including 30 days holiday, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme.

What are the next steps?

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About Accenture

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