Senior Vulnerability Management Leader

Herndon, Virginia, US

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Posted 7 months ago

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Your Role and Responsibilities
Location: Herndon, VA,
Enjoy challenges? Big challenges? Come work for the office of the IBM CISO organization and help meet the global challenges of keeping one of the largest companies in the world secure. We’re looking for enthusiastic and innovative team members to join us.

Your Role:

The Vulnerability Management Lead is responsible for recommending mitigations against common vulnerabilities and managing the enterprise CISO Vulnerability Management Program. The lead is also responsible for overseeing the distribution of alerts and bulletins to the stakeholders, and continually identifying and implementing measurable and proactive processes that secure OS’, applications, and HW patch management. He / She will work within a fast­ paced, Agile environment collaborating with cybersecurity architects and technology teams across IBM CISO and business units to implement and support next generation security solutions.

Your Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical and security background with an emphasis on supporting enterprise security applications and services; mainly identifying, managing and reducing vulnerabilities

This role necessarily deals with highly confidential and sensitive information, and the role is expected to conform to best handling practices.
  • Lead for vulnerability management, includes but not limited to:
    • Vulnerability Identification (including awareness of current vulnerabilities and patches)
    • Define the strategy, and roadmap for entire organization
    • Develop process, playbooks, run-books and more documentation
    • Translate threat Intel into specific actions as pertains to vulnerabilities.
    • Risk bases analysis and prioritization by leveraging AI/ML where applicable
    • Driving remediation, patching including developing best practices; effective communicate/coordinate the remediation efforts with all the key stakeholders
    • Coordinate with Business Units leaders or key stakeholders in the organization
    • Coordinate with other CISO leaders
    • Escalate risks, report progress to executives and Incident Response Teams when needed
  • Recommend and support remediation activities associated with any discovered vulnerability in accordance with IBM Standards.
  • Oversees, evaluates and matures the intelligence of data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze events that occur within the IBM environments (on-premise and cloud) for the purposes of mitigating threats. Ensure vulnerabilities are identified as early as possible and mitigated.
Your Abilities & Skills:
  • Experience handling, securing, and communicating highly confidential and sensitive information.
  • Experience in Threat Intelligence Tools/Data
  • Experience in both Windows and Linux environments
  • Effective in leading teams to accomplish program objectives. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent overall understanding of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats to include identification and patching
  • Experience conducting all-source analysis, managing and tracking analytic production
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with other technology teams/stakeholders
  • Good understanding of the OWASP Top 10. Familiarity with vulnerabilities in 3rd party libraries and remediation
  • Deep understanding of network and web vulnerability scanning application outputs
  • Ability to articulate raw vulnerability and audit data into executive reports
  • Excellent communication skills and extensive experience working with clients and partners.
  • Self-driven with an aptitude to learn new technologies
  • Ability to create success with minimal oversight and management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Scripting and/or programming skills (e.g., Python, PowerShell, Java, JS, etc.)
  • Desired: Security certifications such as CISSP, CISA or CEH

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5+ years professional work experience with leading and managing the technical aspects of network, servers and web vulnerability management solutions
  • 5+ years experience in leading a team of vulnerability management engineers, remediation engineers and threat intel analysts
  • 5+ Experience in Vulnerability Assessment tools

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 5+ years professional work experience with leading and managing the technical aspects of network, servers and web vulnerability management solutions
  • 5+ years experience in leading a team of vulnerability management engineers, remediation engineers and threat intel analysts
  • 5+ Experience in Vulnerability Assessment tools

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Location Statement
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future.  Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Job tags: AI CEH CISA CISSP Cyber defense Finance IDS Incident response Java Linux Python Strategy Threat intelligence Vulnerabilities Vulnerability management Windows
Job region(s): North America