Cyber Managed Services - Threat Detection and Response - Specialist

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 27, 2022 (33 d ago)
A career in our Managed Services team will provide you an opportunity to collaborate with a wide array of teams to help our clients implement and operate new capabilities, achieve operational efficiencies, and harness the power of technology. Our Cyber Managed Services team will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement effective cybersecurity programs that protect against threats, propel transformation, and drive growth. As companies continue their transformations to digital business models, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organizations, partners and customers. You'll play an integral role in helping our clients protect their businesses by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and mitigate risks while increasing the value they derive from their cybersecurity investments. Our threat detection and response managed services team helps organizations through end to end support for their Security Operation Center from operating model and architectural design and implementation to ongoing operations with automation and operational improvements.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Specialist, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct self in a professional manner and take responsibility for work and commitments.
  • Flex approach to meet the changing needs of teams and clients.
  • Identify and make suggestions for efficiencies and improvements when performing work.
  • Take action to stay current with new and evolving technology.
  • Use tools, techniques and firm standard methodologies to support research, analysis and problem solving.
  • Handle, manipulate and analyse data and information responsibly.
  • Communicate with empathy and adapt communication style to meet the needs of the situation and audience.
  • Manage expectations of stakeholders effectively.
  • Embrace different points of view and welcome opposing and conflicting ideas.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience:
1 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification(s) Preferred:

GSEC, SEC+, Network+, Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Certified Intrusion Analyst (GIAC), Microsoft Azure (e.g,. MS-500, AZ-900, etc.), AWS, GCP

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success with identifying and addressing client


  • Security Operations Center (SOC) experience
  • Networking (including the OSI Model, TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, SMTP), System Administration, and Security Architecture;
  • Incident Response Frameworks and Handling Procedures;
  • Scripting language skills in Python or PowerShell;
  • Vulnerability management and penetration testing of systems, applications, and networks;
  • Information security, compliance, assurance, and/or other security best practices and principles; and,
  • Windows, Linux operating systems logs.

Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success with:

  • Working in a shift environment in the assigned shifts, with holidays aligned with client schedules;
  • Participating in daily huddles, shift handovers, preparing reports or providing inputs for reports as assigned;
  • Preparing materials (reports, presentations, spreadsheets, etc.) to help enable informed decision making;
  • Identifying security threats, exploits, attack vectors and performing security investigations;
  • Monitoring the local threat ops channels/SIEM/AV/DLP Policy violation consoles and notifying the client/stakeholders of any suspicious/malicious activity within agreed SLA timelines;
  • Running a vulnerability scan as per the client schedules;
  • Performing initial triage of SIEM, DLP, Host (end point) security issues and escalating based on the defined processes;
  • Working with SIEMs, proxy tools, DLP, Windows, LINUX and application logs; and,
  • Acquiring and utilizing knowledge on new technologies and solutions, emerging threats and vulnerabilities.

At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more:

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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