Senior Associate - Cyber Threat Analyst


Date: Sep 11, 2021

Location: Alpharetta, GA, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.




The Cyber Threat Analyst, Senior Associate (Hunt) will be a core member of the NYL Cyber Threat Intelligence team, reporting to the Head of Cyber Threat Intelligence.  The Cyber Threat Analyst will be responsible for analyzing cyber threats to NYL then developing and executing effective threat hunting processes to discover malicious cyber activity with the potential to impact NYL.  The Cyber Threat Analyst will also use lessons learned from hunting to create actionable intelligence and countermeasures.  We are open to seeing candidates who would like to be based in Atlanta or New York City.



  • Intelligence Collection: Gather information from NYL’s internal security controls; enrich information with threat intelligence analysis to identify threats actively targeting NYL.
  • Threat Hunting: Develop threat hunting methodologies and processes; utilize NYL’s internal security controls to conduct threat hunts and uncover previously undetected malicious cyber activity occurring on the NYL network.
  • Threat Reconnaissance: Utilize various threat intelligence tools to identify patterns in threat actor activity and proactively hunt for adversary infrastructure on the internet.
  • Countermeasure Development: Develop high fidelity countermeasures and use cases across various security controls (EDR, SIEM, NSM, etc.); work with appropriate NYL teams to deploy countermeasures.
  • Metrics Reporting: Collect and report metrics related to intelligence collection and threat hunting.
  • Mentorship: Guide and mentor peers and junior analysts in threat intelligence and hunting techniques and processes.
  • Be A Team Player: Assist the NYL Cyber Threat Intelligence Team and their stakeholders in defending the company.  This may include production of program documentation, delivering intelligence reports/briefings/presentations, incident response playbook refinement, and a myriad of other potential tasks



  • 2-5 years of experience in cybersecurity, specifically supporting Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Threat Intelligence and/or Threat Hunting.
  • Demonstrated progression of role responsibilities in current or last held roles.
  • Hold or be willing to achieve certification in a relevant cybersecurity subject matter (SEC+, CySA+, GSEC, or similar).
  • Fundamental understanding of cyber threat intelligence and threat hunting concepts and processes.
  • Familiarity with common frameworks used for threat intelligence, hunting, and incident response (Kill Chain, Diamond Model, MITRE ATT&CK).
  • Familiarity with cyber threats targeting the US financial sector (Nation States, Cybercrime, Hacktivists, etc.).
  • Fundamental understanding of network and endpoint security concepts, architectures, and tools.
  • Fundamental understanding of processes threat actors use to establish malicious cyber infrastructure and operate on the internet (DNS, bullet-proof hosting, SSL/TLS, cyber underground collaboration, etc.).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability & willingness to occasionally work extended or non-traditional hours in support of emergency situations


Preferred Qualifications:

  • University degree in STEM, Intelligence, or National Security subject area.
  • Technical certification in Digital Forensics, Incident Response, or Offensive Security (GIAC, OSCP, or similar).
  • Relevant experience within law enforcement, intelligence community, military, managed security service providers, or US-based financial institutions.
  • Experience creating high fidelity intelligence and threat detection content utilizing YARA, SIGMA, PCRE, or proprietary tools.
  • Ability to automate repeatable tasks (Python, PowerShell, Bash, etc.).




Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by our Foundation. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 83938




Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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