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Senior Cyber Threat Defence Specialist

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Permanent - Full time, Mid-senior
Job category
Technology - Security
Join Macquarie’s Cyber Threat Incident Response (CTIR) team based in our Sydney office as a Cyber Threat Defense Analyst. This team is responsible for detecting, identifying, triaging, and mitigating threats and risks in our global cyber environment.
At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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In this role you will be responsible for actively triaging and responding to advanced cyber threats targeting Macquarie’s global infrastructure and businesses. You will also be responsible for analysing attack trends facing the organization and industry to better define proactive defensive measures. This role includes the responsibility of supporting other in-region analysts that work weekends via a rotational on-call schedule.

What you offer

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  • Experience in aggregate log analysis (Splunk or other SIEM solutions)
  • Knowledge and operational experience with an Endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform
  • The ability to perform malware analysis (manual, static, and dynamic)
  • Knowledge of email gateway security controls, the ability to analyze emails, and perform 3rd party email account compromise (EAC) investigations
  • Offensive security/adversarial mindset and knowledge of threat actor TTP’s
  • Minimum of 5 years of related security or technology experience in large enterprise environments.
We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About Technology

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Technology enables every aspect of our business, for our people, our customers and our communities. Bring your unique perspective and join a global team who is passionate about accelerating the digital enterprise, connecting people and data, building platforms and applications and designing tomorrow’s technology solutions.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include: 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements 
  • One wellbeing leave day per year and up to five additional days leave based on length of service
  • Up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as benefits to support you as you transition to life as a working parent 
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching 
  • Range of benefits to support your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing 
  • Access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a role regardless of their identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or family status, neurodiversity, religion or belief, disabilities, or socio-economic background.
If you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process, please let us know when applying.