Associate Cyber Intelligence Analyst

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We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

The Challenge Ahead:

From nation states to financially motivated cyber threats to disgruntled players, EA has a unique and ever-changing threat landscape. It is the job of the Threat Intelligence Unit to stay ahead of these adversaries, to understand their tactics and make sure their attacks are not successful against our networks.

Through analysis of attacks actively attempting to breach EA and of attacks occurring across not only our own industry, but further afield, we are able to put together threat profiles. From here we can develop detections that will ensure these attackers are not able to breach our network.

This role reports into Attack Labs as part of the Threat Intelligence Unit and maintains strong relations with all Global Security Incident Response groups. This person will work closely with several key individuals and teams including IR Operations, IR Engineering, Red Team and Video Game Studios to perform attack emulation and incident response duties in line with the latest adversarial TTPs.

What an Associate Cyber Intelligence Analyst does at EA:

Primary Responsibilities

Within the Threat Intelligence team, you would respond to emerging threats such as Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), targeted attacks, organised Cybercrime, etc.

Undertake in-depth research and tracking of the latest adversarial techniques and technologies to remain at the bleeding edge.

Design and develop scripts, frameworks, tools and methods required for facilitating and executing complex attacks and emulating adversarial TTPs.

Malware analysis and malware reverse engineering to extract indicators of compromise to be used to support testing and hunting activities.

Active participation in attack analysis duties as part of security incident response. This allows this team to remain abreast of the latest adversary TTPs.

Work in partnership with the Incident response operations team and other teams at EA to resolve security incidents as quickly and efficiently as possible.

As part of the overall Threat Intelligence team you will be partnering with our Attack Labs team Detection implementation

Desirable Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Strong problem-solving skills to learn new technical and non-technical analysis techniques to overcome problems.

Understanding in areas such as Networking, Operating systems, Computer Architecture.

An interest and understanding of scripting languages such as Python and Perl with a desire and aptitude to learn new languages.

A passion for Cyber Security and working within a Security function.

An interest in web and application penetration testing tools and techniques, and the ways they can be used by an attacker.

A BS in Cyber Security or Computer Science.

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.
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