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Manager, Threat Detection

Location McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
Job ID R105298 Updated date 01/13/2021
7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Manager, Threat Detection

Capital One’s Cyber Organization is a fast-paced, dynamic environment committed to enabling and securing the business.  In this role, you will be responsible for solving hard problems using cutting edge technology in the areas of engineering, alert development, and monitoring. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide timely detection, identification, and alerting of possible attacks/intrusions, anomalous activities, and misuse activities and distinguish these incidents and events from benign activities.

  • Lead the construction of signatures which can be implemented on cyber defense network tools in response to new or observed threats within the network environment or enclave. 

  • Monitor external data sources (e.g., cyber defense vendor sites, Computer Emergency Response Teams, Security Focus) to maintain currency of cyber defense threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise.

  • Characterize and analyze network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network resources.

  • Analyze and report organizational security posture trends.

  • Provide thought leadership to implement best practices to detect malicious activity in a fast-paced, ever-changing technology environment 

  • Engage with internal teams, industry partners, and information sharing centers to leverage intelligence about the threat landscape and prioritize the creation of signatures 

  • Understand the business drivers of the enterprise and partner with relevant stakeholders to ensure robust monitoring and expanded coverage across our hosts, networks, and applications

  • Collaborate with operation teams to build novel detections, establish repeatable processes, and drive automation for containment and remediation activities

  • Analyze and define data requirements and specifications for log ingestion and new security products

  • Coordinate and provide expert technical leadership to enterprise-wide cyber defense operators to resolve cyber defense incidents.

  • Coordinate with enterprise-wide cyber defense staff to validate alerts and conduct continuous testing.

  • Demonstrate a deep knowledge of adversary techniques and emerging threats that could adversely impact business activities.

  • Support ongoing incident response and technical investigations.

  • Support audit assessments.

Basic Qualification

  • At least 5 years of experience in Information Technology.

  • At least 3 years of experience working with Host and Network based Intrusion detection and prevention systems including signature development and event alert analysis.

  • At least 3 years of experience using Security Information and Event Management technologies (Securonix, ArcSight, LogRhythm, ELK, Splunk).

  • At least 3 years of experience with cyber use case and content development within SIEM systems, including SOAR methodologies.

  • At least 3 years of experience working with cyber threat intelligence and the Mitre ATT&CK framework.

  • At least 3 years of experience securing Cloud Security across AWS, Azure, or GCP.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience working with network & operating system security concepts.

  • 2+ years of experience performing cyber defense analysis specifically using Securonix SIEM.

  • 2+ years of experience working in the financial industry or similarly regulated environment.

  • 2+ years of experience writing regular expressions. 


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

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