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Threat Hunting Lead (Remote - Home Based Worker)

Allstate Insurance Company
Working from home
Closing date
Sep 7, 2024

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At Allstate, great things happen when our people work together to protect families and their belongings from lifes uncertainties. And for more than 90 years our innovative drive has kept us a step ahead of our customers evolving needs. From advocating for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws, to being an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, and, more recently, device and identity protection.

Job Description

Job Summary

Allstate Information Security (AIS) is responsible for managing cyber security at Allstate. This includes Governance/Risk/Compliance, Access Management, Network Security, and Threat Response Services. AIS is responsible for ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Allstate systems.

We are seeking an experienced Threat Hunter to perform intelligence-driven network defense supporting the monitoring and incident response capabilities. The role will involve analysis of large amounts of data from vendors and internal sources, including various indicator feeds, Splunk, and several threat intelligence tools, etc. This individual will perform the functions of threat hunting and serve as a liaison for Threat Services for the Global Security Fusion Center, and mentor the incident handling and forensics teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and run custom analysis models on security event information to discover active threats.

  • Identify (hunting) security nuances and abnormalities in the environment.

  • Develop use cases and actionable content to identify security issues that are currently not alerted within the environment.

  • Lead projects and assignments

  • Provide custom tool design to assist in analysis and investigations.

  • Perform as an Information Security resource in three or more of the following areas:

    • Threat Intelligence

    • Incident Response

    • Log analysis (statistical modeling, correlation, pattern recognition, etc.)

    • Microsoft platform (Server, workstation, applications)

    • Open Systems platforms (Linux, UNIX, VM Ware ESX)

    • Web Application

    • Networking (firewalls, IDS/IPS, packet capture)

    • Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, IMS)

    • SIEM

    • Reverse Engineering / Malware analysis

  • Collaborate and support teammates and outside teams with regard to threat hunting techniques/issues.

  • Communication/build rapport with other divisions and various peers

  • Identify needs, drivesolutions, and provide guidance in an autonomous manner.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in IT Security, Engineering, Computers Science, or related field/experience

  • 7+ years overall technical experience in threat hunting, threat intelligence, incident response, security operations, or related information security field

  • 2+ years experience in penetration testing, ethical hacking, exploit writing, and/or vulnerability management.

  • Deep understanding of common network and application stack protocols, including but not limited to TCP/IP, SMTP, DNS, TLS, XML, HTTP, etc.

  • Advanced experience with security operations tools, including but not limited to:

    • SIEM (e.g., Splunk, ArcSight)

    • Network analysis (e.g., Net Witness, Palo Alto)

    • Signature development/management (e.g., Spunk rules, Snort rules, Yara rules)

    • EDR solutions (e.g., CrowdStrike, Tanium)

    • Link/relationship analysis (e.g., Maltego, IBM i2 Analyst Notebook)

  • Broad experience with various common security infrastructure tools (NIDS, HIPS, EDR, etc.

  • Scripting experience related to system administration and security operations (Python, Bash, PowerShell, Perl, C/C++)

  • Excellent analyticaland problem-solving skills, a passion for research and puzzle-solving

  • Strong communication (oral, written, presentation), interpersonaland consultative skills.

  • Leadership and mentorship skills

Additional Desirable Criteria

  • Experience hunting in AWS and/or Azure environments.

  • Deep understanding of large, complex corporate network environments

  • Strong knowledge or experience in penetration testing, ethical hacking, exploit writing, and/or vulnerability management.

  • Knowledge or experience in application design/engineering, including but not limited to programming/scripting, Windows/Linux system administration, RDBMS/NoSQL database administration, etc.

  • Recent experience with malware analysis and reverse engineering

  • Obtained certifications in several of the following: SANS GIAC courses, CEH, CISSP, OSCP, or tool-specific certifications.



Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cyber Incident Response, Cybersecurity Operations, Cyber Threat Hunting, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Microsoft Azure, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)


Compensation offered for this role is $112,000.00 - 196,750.00 annually and is based on experience and qualifications.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Joining our team isnt just a job its an opportunity. One that takes your skills and pushes them to the next level. One that encourages you to challenge the status quo. And one where you can impact the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in a flexible environment that embraces connection and belonging. And with the recognition of several inclusivity and diversity awards, weve proven that Allstate empowers everyone to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live.

Good Hands. Greater Together.

Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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COMPANY INFORMATION The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) protects people from life's uncertainties with more than 113 million proprietary policies. Allstate offers a broad array of protection products through multiple brands and diverse distribution channels, including auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass, SquareTrade and Answer Financial brands. Allstate is widely known from the slogan "You're in Good Hands with Allstate." The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America. Allstate was founded in 1931 and became a publicly traded company in 1993. In 2023, Allstate was number 84 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies in America. WHAT WE DO We’re more than insurance agents and claims representatives. We’re individuals with hopes, plans and passions. The biggest of which is helping people live smarter, safer lives. Doing so means continuing to re-imagine how we do what we do, the impact we can make on the world, ways we can each succeed in our own careers and actions we can take as a company that are good for all. To do that, we need all kinds of people – including lawyers, accountants, building engineers, project managers, marketing professionals, human resource specialists and so many more. WHO WE ARE – INCLUSIVE DIVERSITY    We hold each other accountable to encourage and embrace our collective differences. It’s our individual characteristics, values and beliefs, along with backgrounds and experiences that give us fresh perspective and purpose. We work harder, meet customer needs more effectively, share better, and identify more innovative ideas when we are accepted for who we are by the world around us. Our success comes from a chorus of many different voices. At Allstate, every voice counts.​ In our stand against racism, we’ve been making changes within Allstate. We’ve been listening, learning and engaging in change. We are focused on improving equity for all. Allstate is committed to long-term change not only in the way we conduct our business, but also for our employees. There’s a dynamic environment waiting for you here. You’ll find people with similar interests, as well as the many who’ll help expand your horizons. We believe in the power of connections. That’s why Allstate promotes diversity through a robust network of employee resource groups. It helps connect us all and supports our unique talents. Here are some of the available resource groups that actively support our employees: Abilities Beyond Limitations & Expectations African American Working Network Allstate Asian American Network Allstate Foster and Adoption Network Allstate PRIDE Allstate Veterans Engagement Team and Supporters Allstate Women’s Information Network Entrepreneurs at Allstate Families at Allstate Matter Native American Peoples at Allstate Professional Latino Allstate Network Young Professionals Organization WHY JOIN OUR COMPANY Allstate has been protecting people from life's uncertainties since 1931. We continuously develop and improve products and services so our customers can live well protected. For employees, we offer an environment that fosters innovative thinking and collaboration - where you'll be able to explore your ideas and feel proud of the work you do.  Our Benefits Allstate is dedicated to helping employees live happier and healthier lives. As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, tuition assistance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life - including a generous paid time off policy.  Growth and Development We support your desire to grow and provide opportunities to learn, explore new horizons, and follow your passion in a meaningful career. From access to hundreds of learning opportunities to in-house networking and rotational work experiences, Allstate is a place where you can forge your own path and expand your personal and professional potential. 
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