Cyber Security Incident Response Senior Manager

  • Company: PepsiCo
  • Posted: November 03, 2016
  • Reference ID: 106343BR
The Cybersecurity Incident Response Manager is responsible for the overall response to security incidents and threats. Within the Global Threat Management & Response organization, this role requires the ability to fully engage in all phases of the incident lifecycle managing both direct and indirect reports, understanding threats and providing oversight to recommendations for mitigation\remediation, and interacting with stakeholders using high quality, risk-based communication strategies.

IR Team Accountabilities:
  • Identify, respond, and mitigate sophisticated threats to PepsiCo computer networks
  • Conduct incident response activities, including advanced investigation (forensic, malware analyses, root cause analysis etc.) to investigate potential intrusions and develop remediation guidance
  • Perform the activities necessary for the immediate, short-term rapid resolution of incidents to minimize risk exposure and production down-time
  • Maintain a professional communicative relationship with clients and management to provide information throughout the incident, problem, and change management cycles
  • Coordinate and drive efforts among multiple business units during response activities and post-mortem
  • Proactive monitoring of internal and external-facing environment using specialized security applications
  • Provide timely, comprehensive and accurate information to ISG leadership in both written and verbal communications
  • Develop requisite expertise, knowledge, and ability to perform independently
  • Proactively research and monitor security-related information sources to aid in the identification of threats to PepsiCo's networks, systems and intellectual property
  • Lead and mentor other staff members on incident response, analysis and tools
  • Routinely develop and update incident response playbooks to ensure response activities align with best practices, minimize gaps in response and provide comprehensive mitigation of threats.
  • Participate in after hours on-call rotation when required


Technical Experience:
  • 8+ years of work experience in information security, especially in an Information operations / incident role
  • Bachelor or master degree in Information Technology, related discipline or relevant work experience
  • Relevant technical security certifications (GIAC, EC-Council, ISC-2 etc.); optional as well security architecture/management certifications (ISO27000, ISACA, etc.)
  • Hands-on troubleshooting, analysis, and technical expertise to resolve incidents and service requests; previous experience in troubleshooting day-to-day operational processes such as security monitoring, data correlation, security operations etc.
  • Proven experience performing analysis of security events and incidents, to determine root cause and provide resolution; working experience against advanced persistent threats is well seen;
  • Strong working knowledge of at least three of the following security tools: host-based antivirus, anti-spam gateway solutions, firewalls, IDS/IPS, server and network device hardening, data loss prevention, forensics software, vulnerability management, website security;
  • Competence in using both internal and external ticketing systems for ITIL-based incident, problem and change management.
  • Strong technical writing skills especially focusing on risk from the business' perspective as well as controls, threats\threat actors, and mitigation strategies and actions

Soft and organizational skills:
  • Solid customer orientation with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A team-focused mentality with the proven ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • An ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors
  • Proactive attitude, seeking for improvement opportunities which can positively impact the security posture and the business
  • An ability to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a professional image and approach
  • Decision-making capabilities, with an ability to weigh the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and identify the most appropriate one

Relocation Eligible

Eligible for Limited Relocation

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