For a well known client operating in Abu Dhabi I am currently in search of an Information Security Threat Hunting Specialist. This is a permanent position.

Role description

This is a 2nd line technical role that is responsible for identifying malicious activity inside the perimeter of our client’s corporate environment. This role requires a deeply technical understanding of Malware and an enquiring mind that will root out compromised devices and then lead and direct the incident response.


  • Technical Triage: In depth analysis of indicators of compromise trawling through aggregated log data to identify malicious activity that could potentially compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of our client’s critical data.
  • Investigate Alerts: Analysis of alerts generated across all devices within the confines of our clients’s corporate environment; conducting microscopic examinations of all elements of security data sets.
  • Advanced Analysis: Examine full packet captures, netflow logs and all other associated artifacts fully concluding the route origin of any malicious activity.
  • SIEM Rule Implementation: Create effective, IDS and SIEM rules which can be deployed in the environment to detect malicious activity.


  • HSE, Security and Continuity of Operation:
  • Ensure compliance to all relevant health, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the Division/Department/Section by delivery of the HSE Management Program to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance, delivery of high quality service and a responsible environmental attitude.
  • Follow all relevant Security policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure security compliance in all aspects of work, by applying them to one’s self, others and organization assets.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate requirements for adherence to policies, procedures and instructions related to Crisis Management and Business Continuity in order to continue mission-critical activities.


Essential skills

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years’ experience, Diploma, Military or Police Academy graduate with 10 years experience, or High School with 12 years’ experience

 Professional Certifications: Preferred CISSP, GCIH

Technical Competencies:

  • Incident handling and management
  • Knowledge of information security frameworks and standards
  • Communications Security Management
  • Compliance
  • Computer Network Defense
  • Configuration Management
  • Encryption
  • Identity Management
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Resources Strategy and Planning
  • Asset Management
  • Information Systems / Network Security
  • Information Security Architecture
  • Risk Management
  • Technology Awareness
  • Vulnerabilities Assessment

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Respect for Safety and Security
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Results Focus: Working effectively and efficiently
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Customer Focus

General Competencies:

  • Excellent Timekeeping
  • Good Report Writing
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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