What is a Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst?
A Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA) is a position that creates battle-ready threats for your organization by working with IT, cybersecurity team and management. The CTIA is essential to stay ahead in a cybersecurity battle.
Information Security Organization Structure
Role of Threat Analysts in Threat Intelligence Lifecycle
1) Collection: Threat Analyst collects data types as well as information sources during the collection phase. Apart from common forms of threat data (i.e. malicious IPs and domains), Threat Analyst also collects vulnerability data like personally identifiable information and information from news and other sources.
2) Processing: The Threat Analyst performs sorting and filtering of raw data. They also format and organize raw data.
3) Analysis: The Analyst uses a variety of tools and data sources to combine the data points. This allows the Analyst to perform, investigate, and analyze data.
4) Dissemination – Deliver intelligence to the intended consumer at different levels
Responsibilities for Threat Analyst:
The Cyber Threat Analyst is responsible to maintain the execution of the Cyber Threat Diagnostic service offered by the Intelligence Capability Development team. The Threat Analyst is responsible for organizing, processing, and analysing incident indicators that are retrieved from clients. They also correlating these indicators to intelligence holdings. The Threat Analyst also assists in the coordination of internal teams and creates engagement deliverables.
Skills and qualifications for threat analyst job roles:
Bachelor’s degree is in Computer Science, Information Technology or another related field
Security operations, network monitoring and analysis, intrusion detection analysis, threat hunting, threat assessment
Experience with standard network log formats, network management systems, and network security monitoring system, security information management, event management, network packet analysis tools and forensic analysis tools.
Experience with web proxy, firewalls IPS, IDS and mail content scanning appliances, enterprise antivirus solutions, network analyzers and domain name servers is desirable.
Demonstrated knowledge in at least one of the following areas: host-based security principles, network administration, forensic analysis principlesAdditional
Strong organizational skills
Strong presentation skills
Solid teamwork skills are the ability to work with others in the same or different areas as you are.
Excellent writing/communication skills
Companies/Organizations Hiring Threat Analysts:
According to Indeed, the average salary for an Intelligence Analyst ranges from $53,812 per annum to $55,541 annually. The following companies were hiring for the Threat Analysts job while I was writing this blog:
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