Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysts research, collect, analyze and report on information about cyber threats to predict future attacks.

Role overview

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysts use their expert knowledge of malicious software to research and analyze cyber threats, reporting their findings to business leaders, using this intelligence to predict similar attacks, and ultimately helping to counter the activities of cybercriminals for their organization.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysts
may also be referred to as:
Cyber Intel Analyst
Cyber Intel Planner
Cyber Intelligence Analyst
Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
Cyber Threat Intelligence Intern
Cybercrime Intelligence Analyst
Intelligence Analyst
Threat Intel Analyst
Threat Intelligence Analyst
Threat Intelligence Services Engineer Intern
Threat Warning Analyst

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
$116,667
National Average
$128,333
$140,000
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience

Responsibilities

Monitoring and analyzing external and internal cyber threats to assess risk.
Analyzing the likelihood that an emerging threat will impact their organization and identify where weaknesses are.
Delivering reports and recommendations to the business to enable the effectiveness of mitigation and remediation efforts.
Providing requirements to influence threat mitigation strategies.
Analyzing internal risk and security controls to identify existing security weaknesses.
Consolidating cyber threat intelligence feeds and sources.
Providing threat intelligence support to cybersecurity teams during security incidents.

Tools & Environment

Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysts use intrusion detection tools like Snort, Suricata, and Bro, as well as packet inspection tools like WireShark. They also need to use command-and-control, persistence mechanisms, and common network protocols, with an understanding of various scripting and reverse engineering tools.

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