Senior Incident Response Engineer (virtual home office remot

at Humana in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


The Senior Incident Response Engineer will be part of a dynamic, growing team, hunting for and responding to cyber incidents stemming from internal and external threat actors. The Senior Incident Response Engineer shall provide Tier 3 services, which is coordination, execution, and implementation of all actions required for the containment, eradication, and recovery measures for cyber incidents.


The Senior Incident Response Engineer will be part of Humana’s Digital Forensics and Incident Response team (DFIR). DFIR is the enterprise team responsible for the detection and response to the most sophisticated cyber threats and attacks. This role will leverage a variety of tools and resources to proactively detect, investigate, and mitigate emerging and persistent threats impacting Humana networks, systems, and applications.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Participate in security events and incidents, with a focus on incident response and forensics in accordance with our incident response plan.

+ Perform detection, analysis, and containment of an incident in both on premises and cloud.

+ Determine and identify severity and impact and assign appropriate priorities to all events and incidents

+ As a member of the core incident response team, coordinates with Privacy, Compliance Investigations, Corporate Security, and others as warranted

+ Utilize Humana acquired technologies to conduct large-scale investigations and examine host and network-based sources of evidence.

+ Analyze message headers and identify actionable indicators for remediation.

+ Analyze logs from SIEMs and other sources and be able to identify unauthorized activity.

+ Perform traffic and host analysis during an incident investigation.

+ Use security tools including IDS, IPS, firewalls, proxies, Web Application Firewall (WAF), etc., to triage events that may lead to incidents.

+ Receive on-call escalations from 24*7 security operations, providing assistance and resolution as needed.

+ Collaborate with forensic analysts and other analysts, law enforcement officers, and legal experts to recommend methods and procedures for recovery, preservation, and presentation of computer evidence.

+ Proficiency analyzing high volumes of logs, network data (e.g. NetFlow, Full Packet Capture), and other event/incident artifacts using Splunk or Sentinel in support of incident investigations.

+ Ability to act as the incident quarterback and/or lead investigator.

+ Assist with post-incident activities

+ Recommend and document specific counter-measures and mitigating controls.

+ Develop comprehensive and accurate reports and presentations for both technical and executive audiences

+ Improve Humana’s business processes and incident response methodologies.

+ Regularly interact with leadership and customers

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor degree or higher, technical discipline preferred, or relevant experience

+ Minimum 5 years working experience in IT Security, preferably with exposure to security analysis, incident response and threat intelligence analysis.

+ Strong sense of ethics & values, ability to handle confidential situations with discretion

+ Strong understanding of the cyber security capabilities and threat landscape

+ Strong understanding of network and computer forensics

+ Strong understanding of network protocols, design and operations

+ Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, event details and technical analysis to technical audiences and business stakeholders

+ Vulnerability and threat analysis experience

+ Working knowledge of security principles, techniques and technologies

+ Strong analytical and problem solving skills

+ Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload

+ Willingness to learn

Preferred Qualifications

+ Master’s Degree in a Technical Field

+ GCFE, GCFA, GNFA, GCIA, GCIH, OSCP and other relevant information security certifications

+ Big data / Analytics experience

+ Understanding of malware analysis and reverse engineering

+ Understanding of artificial intelligence algorithms and application

+ Experience with various security monitoring and endpoint security tools

+ Experience with a scripting language such as Powershell, Perl, Ruby, Python, and/or Bash

+ Technical expertise in at least three of the following areas:

+ Windows disk and memory forensics

+ Cloud Operations and Engineering

+ Network Security Monitoring (NSM), network traffic analysis, and log analysis

+ Unix or Linux disk and memory forensics

+ Static and dynamic malware analysis

+ NIST Kill Chain


+ Applied knowledge in at least one scripting or development language (such as Python)

+ Understanding of enterprise security controls in Active Directory / Windows environments

+ Prior training and public speaking experience

+ Ability to exercise emotional intelligence and situational awareness.

+ Strong interpersonal communication skills.

+ Willingness to travel up to 10%

Additional Information

For this position, associates are required to be fully COVID vaccinated (preferred) or undergo weekly COVID testing and wear a face covering while at work. The weekly testing will need to be done through an approved Humana vendor, and unvaccinated associates should follow all social distancing and masking protocols if they are required to come into a Humana facility or work outside of their home. We are a?healthcare?company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates, and the communities we serve.

If progressed to offer, you will be required to:

+ Provide proof of full vaccination?or commit to testing protocols OR??

+ Provide proof of applicable exemption including any required supporting documentation

??Medical, religious, state and remote-only work exemptions are available.

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Humana complies with all applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We also provide free language interpreter services. See our

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Job Posting: JC228997871

Posted On: Nov 20, 2022

Updated On: Jan 27, 2023

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