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Cyber Threat Leader

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Cyber Threat Leader (Job Number: 206169W-01)



Reporting to DuPont’s Chief Information Security Officer, the Cyber Threat Leader is a dynamic business and technology leader who will provide overall leadership, vision and direction for a comprehensive threat defense and incident response organization. The Cyber Threat Leader is critical to maintaining constant awareness of ever-changing threats, driving awareness and action to relevant defenses and rapid, disciplined response to incidents when the do occur. This leader will bring hands-on, operational and thought leadership regarding cyber defense tactics, best practices and process efficiency. Driving strong partnerships across the company’s internal groups to successfully achieve the outcomes of the global security strategy as well as supporting the company’s larger business initiatives will be critical in the success of this role.

The Cyber Threat Leader will lead, inspire, develop and nurture the threat and incident response team, including employees and contractors. There is a focus on a wide variety of work including defining/updating incident response procedures, playbooks & response plans, incident monitoring, developing insights from metrics and threat hunting.


The Cyber Threat Leader must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative, matrixed and global environment. The leader will develop a strategy for their function and a roadmap to achieve their strategic goals. The person in this role must have experience in and be capable of building the function, including the team, processes and technology necessary to success meet the strategic goals. Other characteristics of the successful candidate will be a person who maintains internal and external professional relationships, continuous learner, and an effective recruiter, avid reader and stays current on cyber incident trends in industry, calm, but calculated, technically-minded and has the highest level of knowledge of the tactics by the various threat actors; Critical thinker and able to deduce and make the best decision in the moment; Problem solver with an eye towards leveraging existing resources and while rejecting an over dependency on commercial silver bullets; Provide strategic leadership in automation and modern, innovative approaches to cyber incident response.

Your key responsibilities:

+ Responsible for leading the development and ongoing operations of a proactive enterprise Cyber Threat and Incident Response;

+ The Cyber Threat leader will lead the DuPont Advanced Defense & Threat Management team, which is responsible for threat analysis and detection, orchestrating incident response activities according to cybersecurity incident response plan, accountable for ensuring technical analysis of identified cyber threat activity, and sponsoring cyber hunting operations

+ Provide threat awareness to members of the Information Security organization and periodic threat briefings to IT leadership;

+ Maintains industry relationships, local user groups and forums, law enforcement and other intelligence sources – prefer a thought leader with a track record in organizing user groups and chapters;

+ Provides leadership and expertise across all aspects of monitoring cyber threats from criminal matters, intelligence collection, impact analysis, and the capability to update key stakeholders on a regular basis.


Your qualification profile:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, related business field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (Master’s Degree preferred)

+ Must possess a thorough knowledge of information security practices (technical, operational, and administrative)

+ Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or equivalent credential preferred

+ Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in information security, including thorough knowledge of large organizations, enterprise operations, information practices and information systems

+ Participation and leadership in external information security organizations is a plus.

+ Must possess (or be able to rapidly gain) and maintain a thorough understanding of industry regulations that contain data protection requirements

+ Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and interact effectively with all levels of the organization.

+ Hands-on experience or management of the operation of Security Incident Event Monitors (SIEM), Endpoint Detection and Response tools (EDR), User Behavior Analytics (UBA), or similar tools preferred

+ Experience in managing a 24-hour Security Operations Center preferred

+ Must possess outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, and the ability to problem-solve

+ Ability to work under stressful circumstances and within a global, 24×7 environment

At DuPont, we have an unbridled commitment to deliver essential innovations that enrich people’s lives, enable sustainable development and foster human potential for generations to come. Innovations developed from highly engineered products and naturally sourced ingredients shape industries and everyday life. From smarter homes to more efficient cars, from better ways of digitally connecting to new tools that enable active and healthy lifestyles…in all these areas and many more, we’re working with customers to transform their ideas into real world answers that help humanity thrive.

Coupled with core values and excellent compensation & benefits… Together, we’re turning possibilities into real world answers that help humanity prosper!

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Corporate

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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