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Associate Detection & Response Analyst



Arlington, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

We are seeking someone with a passion for cyber security to join our team. As a SOC Analyst with Rapid7 you will work with Rapid7’s advanced tools to investigate and triage high priority security events. Working with Rapid7’s Tactical Operations team (TACOPS) is an ideal opportunity to gain a deep understanding of threat detection and response. As part of this team you will be in the best position to develop the skills needed to build a career in cyber security. This is a hybrid role based in our Arlington, VA Security Operation Center.

About the Team
Rapid7 Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is built from the ground up to bring motivated and passionate security talent face to face with emerging threats, practical challenges, and evil at scale. Our MDR service uses an impact-driven mindset to focus efforts on effective solutions, encouraging personal and technical innovation within the SOC. MDR provides 24/7/365 monitoring, threat hunting, incident response, and more with a focus on endpoint detection and behavioral intelligence.

About the Role

Most days for Associate Analysts will consist of reviewing alert data to identify evil activity in customer environments. In these roles you will be empowered to steer investigations. Investigations include everything from evidence acquisition and analysis to figure out how the intrusion began to identify any malicious or unexpected activity related to the event. Based on this investigation you will be responsible for writing an incident report which includes your technical analysts, documented findings and remediation recommendations for customers. Your colleague, a Customer Advisor, will be responsible for direct communication with the customer. You will have fellow analysts who will be ready to help you if you encounter a problem or have a question, including Mid, Senior and Lead Analysts. In addition to live response, in the event of a security incident that rises to the level of a Remote Incident Response engagement, Associate Analysts may be tasked with performing investigation tasks related to the investigation. In this circumstance you will focus on helping a team track threat actor actions across an environment by examining forensic artifacts.

Additional information about our team and culture can be found here: https://www.rapid7.com/resources/soc-analysts/

To watch an Associate Analyst in action, check out this webinar: https://www.ultimatewindowssecurity.com/webinars/register.aspx?id=3710

Our Associate Analysts have also contributed to the identification of Zero-Day vulnerabilities: https://www.rapid7.com/blog/post/2022/04/14/cve-2022-28810-manageengine-adselfservice-plus-authenticated-command-execution-fixed/

In this role, you will:

  • Deliver world-class threat detection services using traditional threat intelligence-based detection and user behavior analytics

  • Conduct or assist with Rapid7 incident response investigations.

  • Assist in capturing and deploying knowledge of attack methodologies

  • Provide continuous input to Rapid7 product development teams

The skills you’ll bring include:

  • A passion for cybersecurity

  • Problem solving, critical thinking, and ingenuity.

  • A keen curiosity and excitement to learn

  • Willingness to work on a shift schedule, including evenings and a Saturday or Sunday

  • The Rapid7 MDR SOC has a shift rotation which requires associate analysts to work a 4:3 schedule from 10 AM - 8 PM after a 90 day onboarding and training period. The shifts are from Sunday-Wednesday and Wednesday-Saturday.

  • Knowledge of Windows, Linux operating systems

  • Fundamental knowledge of security concepts (lateral movement, privilege escalation, persistence methods, command and control, exfiltration, etc.)

  • Security Certifications (GFACT, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, CySA+, CASP+, Security+, etc.)

  • Scripting/coding ability

  • Participation in CTF events

  • Participation in red team/blue team training tools such as HackTheBox, TryHackMe, and LetsDefend

We know that the best ideas and solutions come from multi-dimensional teams. That’s because these teams reflect a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences. If you are excited about this role and feel your experience can make an impact, please don’t be shy - apply today.

About Rapid7
At Rapid7, we are on a mission to create a secure digital world for our customers, our industry, and our communities. We do this by embracing tenacity, passion, and collaboration to challenge what’s possible and drive extraordinary impact.

Here, we’re building a dynamic workplace where everyone can have the career experience of a lifetime. We challenge ourselves to grow to our full potential. We learn from our missteps and celebrate our victories. We come to work every day to push boundaries in cybersecurity and keep our 11,000+ global customers ahead of whatever’s next.

Join us and bring your unique experiences and perspectives to tackle some of the world’s biggest security challenges.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.