Cyber Security SOC Data Scientist

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Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect. Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Nokia IT Cyber Security

Nokia IT Cyber Security team has a mission the protection of Nokia data and IT assets by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage cyber threats. ​In order to sustain that evolving landscape, new capabilities need to be introduced or created​. We are addressing this by setting up a new Cyber Security Defense Center organization

Within Nokia’s IT Cyber Security Defense Center , the Security Operations Compliance team consists out of 3 teams: the Operations team, the Engineering team and the Analytics team.

Specific Role Description

The Security Operations Compliance team is looking for a new profile taking up responsibilities in the SOC Analytics team. The SOC Data Scientist will collaborate with the SOC Engineer , the internal Nokia teams, external Security Suppliers and various technology vendors to enable the operations of the Cyber Security Defense.

Key Responsibilities

In line with its role, the SOC Data Scientist is expected to act as an expert in data analytics for the hunt team and Cyber Security in general. You’ll apply your knowledge and skills to primarily support hunt activities but extensions to other Cyber Security activities (e.g. Incident Response) will be likely as well.

An overview of the main tasks is given below (non-exhaustive).

  • Define & validate analysis techniques in support of threat hunt activities
  • Document validated techniques and train the hunters when requested
  • Support the hunters when confronted with limitations of analysis techniques applied during active hunts
  • Keep up with the latest analysis techniques and evolutions – assess relevance by validating them on existing hunt data
  • Work on innovative data visualization and predictive analytics solutions to drive proactive decision making.
  • Act as an expert in analytics subject for the Hunt team and, by extension, the Cyber Security organization through knowledge sharing and active collaboration in hunt sessions
  • Work with CS experts to understand the issues at hand and identify alternative approaches to extract insights from data, including where to get data from
  • Extend information security data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Enhance data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Collaborate with the SOC Engineer in defining scripts and configuring tools in support of the automated extraction of data relevant for further analysis and investigation
  • Process, cleans, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Support data mining through the application of state-of-the-art methods
  • Select features, build and optimize classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner
  • Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards.
  • Background/Experience:
  • 5+ years’ experience with 1-3 yearsrelevant data scientist background
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field ofstudy required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrable analytics experienceincluding ability to synthesize and present intelligence derived from data
  • Expresses company’s brand, culture andvalues
  • Very good communication and presentationskills
  • SkillRequirements:

  • Strong analytical and interpretive skillswith the ability to make copious amounts of data into an insightful story withactionable recommendations
  • Hands-on experience with current BusinessIntelligence tools like MS PowerBI
  • Hands on experience with Pythonprogramming, Jupiter Lab/Notebook, and particularly using open-source librariessuch as Pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Numpy, Sci-kit Learn, Kerras
  • Experience with Linux, IP networks, APIs,SQL/NoSQL Databases and query tools to retrieve data from internal and externalsystems
  • Experience with Spark, Hadoop is a plus
  • Having database experience, understandingcloud-based architectures.
  • Behaviors
  • Customer focus
  • Highly self-motivated and directed –Autonomy
  • Interested in technology / security watch
  • Ability to multitask and effectivelyprioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Be convincing – even when working withremote teams. Communication skills.
  • Pro-Active – don’t wait for taking actionwhen identifying a security need
  • High ethical standards; able to manage confidentialinformation and projects
  • Passionate about moving from data andinsight to action and impact with a sense of urgency
  • Good interpersonal skills to work as partof a team combined with ability to engage with variety of stakeholder

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