Threat Hunter

$140,000 - $160,000 yearly

Job Category:Technology

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:In Office

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [In Office]

Job ID:124941

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Job Description
We are seeking a skilled and proactive Threat Hunter to join our client’s cybersecurity team. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of cyber threats, attack techniques and advanced persistent threats, and will be driven by the challenge of proactively identifying and mitigating these threats within the organization's systems and networks. As a Threat Hunter, you will play a critical role in enhancing threat detection capabilities and safeguarding digital assets from emerging and sophisticated cyber adversaries.

Threat Hunter Responsibilities:
  • Employ advanced threat intelligence, security logs, and network data to identify and uncover hidden and potential threats that evade traditional security measures.
  • Conduct thorough investigations to discover and analyze indicators of compromise (IoCs), tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by adversaries.
  • Collaborate with the Incident Response and Security Operations teams to translate threat hunting findings into actionable intelligence for swift response and mitigation.
  • Utilize cutting-edge tools and techniques to analyze large datasets, network traffic, and log files, identifying anomalies and patterns that could indicate unauthorized or malicious activities.
  • Develop custom queries, scripts, and algorithms to automate threat hunting and streamline data analysis processes.
  • Stay updated on the latest cyber threats, attack vectors, and threat actor behaviors through continuous monitoring of open-source and commercial threat intelligence sources.
  • Synthesize threat intelligence into actionable insights and implement countermeasures to proactively defend against emerging threats.
  • Collaborate with the security engineering team to enhance existing security tools and technologies, ensuring they effectively detect and respond to evolving threats.
  • Identify gaps in current threat detection capabilities and recommend improvements or new tool acquisitions to address those gaps.
  • Document and maintain clear and detailed records of threat hunting activities, findings, methodologies, and outcomes.
  • Produce comprehensive reports and briefings for stakeholders, including technical and non-technical audiences, to communicate the severity and implications of identified threats.

Threat Hunter Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field; relevant certifications (e.g., CompTIA CySA+, GIAC, EC-Council) are advantageous
  • Experience in cybersecurity, with a proven track record of conducting successful threat hunting activities
  • Deep understanding of cybersecurity threats, attack vectors and penetration testing methodologies
  • Proficiency in utilizing security tools and technologies, such as SIEM platforms, EDR solutions, network traffic analysis tools and threat intelligence feeds
  • Strong knowledge of industry-standard frameworks (MITRE ATT&CK, NIST, CIS) and their application in threat detection and response
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to think creatively and outside the box to uncover hidden threats
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail, especially in identifying anomalies and patterns in data
  • Strong communication skills to convey complex technical information effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and adapt to evolving cybersecurity challenges

If you are a motivated and experienced Threat Hunter with a passion for staying ahead of cyber adversaries, we encourage you to apply. Join us in the mission to proactively identify and neutralize potential threats, ensuring the security and resilience of digital assets.

Thank you,

Kelsey Person
Recruiting Lead
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.