Job Profile: Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2022 by Faye Copp — No comments
Pathway: Cyber Threat Intelligence Pathway
The next step in the cyber threat intelligence pathway - if it is a career ladder you want to explore, is of a Senior Cyber Threat Analyst. But what further qualifications do you need?
WHAT DOES A SENIOR CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE ANALYST DO?
Evaluate current and emerging tools and best-practices for tracking advanced persistent threats; tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of attacker’s motivations, industry and attacker trends. Perform strategic, tactical, and operational research and analysis of adversarial cyber threats, and the geopolitical context they operate in. Correlate all-source intelligence, to develop deeper understandings of tracked threat activity.
HOW MUCH DOES A SENIOR CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE ANALYST MAKE IN THE UK?
The average salary expectations are: £35,000 - £60,000.
WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO BECOME A SENIOR CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE ANALYST?
Those who already have experience as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst and those with knowledge of military intelligence cycle would be well-matched for this pathway.
Soft skills required
Strategic and operational experience
Knowledge of military intelligence cycle
Interpersonal communication skills
Strong planning skills
Hard skills required
CREST Registered Threat Intel Analyst or similar
Knowledge of adversarial cyber actors, including tactics, techniques, and procedures, and the adversary lifecycle or other threat model.
Experience in evaluating host and network forensic reports of electronic media, packet capture, log data analysis, malware triage, and network devices in support of intrusion analysis, enterprise information security operations, or intelligence operations.
Experience in working with threat modelling systems.
Knowledge and experience utilising open source tools for analysis.
Masters or other professional degree preferred or relevant military experience in lieu
Experience working in an investigative or incident response environment.
Program management or business experience.
Must be able to forge and maintain relationships
If you want to climb the career ladder in threat intelligence, the most common route of progression is
Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst
Threat Intelligence Manager
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