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Associate Director Cybersecurity Threat intelligence and Forensic

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-151733 Date posted 23/11/2022

Associate Director Cybersecurity Threat intelligence and Forensic

Gaithersburg (USA)



The Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) team is accountable for all Infrastructure, Security, IT Operations and all End User Services and technologies. This group will ensure that our IT Services are seamless and secure, and that technology is delivered in an efficient, effective, and agile way, with a strong focus on experience. It’s a dynamic and challenging environment to work in – but that’s why we like it. There are countless opportunities to learn and grow, whether that’s exploring new technologies in hackathons, or transforming the roles and work of colleagues, forever. This is your chance to be part of a team that has the backing to innovate, disrupt an industry and change lives.


We’re looking for IT security professionals that can help us on the journey through this challenging and ever-changing technology landscape. Individuals who:

  • Understand that security is a journey and not a destination. Cyber Security is not something that can be “fixed”, and we instead need to focus on innovation to maintain sustainable risk position against the evolving threat landscape.

  • Understand that we can’t just buy our way out of a Cyber Security problem. Technology may win the battle, but it won’t win the war.

  • Understand that Cyber Security is not just dealing with individual hackers. We are potentially working against state-sponsored attacks and multi-billion-dollar organized crime syndicates.

  • Understand attackers, their motivations, and their ways of working to be able to get ahead and keep ahead of them.


  • You will be responsible for leading a team and providing management, leadership and oversight of the internally delivered Cyber Security intelligence and Forensic service.
    Provide cyber risk and threat identification by proactively and continuously monitoring the internal and external landscape for relevant events, risks and threats related to malicious code, vulnerabilities and attacks

  • Ownership of threat intelligence monitoring tool services, contracts and relationships

  • Recommend mitigation Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for identifying malicious logic within the environment

  • Maintain current knowledge of tools and best-practices in advanced persistent threats

  • Regularly developing and producing succinct written intelligence reports constructed from technical analysis and collected threat information

  • Tracking potential threats associated with attempted intrusions, network & host-based attacks, and coordinating incident response efforts with cyber security teams

  • Creating threat assessments to understand relevance to the enterprise along with potential impact

  • Produce Threat Intelligence Reports, providing detailed analysis on cyber events, including relevant political, economic and geopolitical variables

  • Collaborate with external entities and authorities to collect and share Indicators of Compromise (IoC) and discovered intelligence

  • Develop and distribute situational activity reports on existing and newly discovered vulnerabilities within and without the organization, as applicable

  • Collaborate with the Incident Response team for the investigation and remediation of identified threats

  • Watching the internet plus other sources for emerging threats

  • Investigating materials or data associated with AstraZeneca on the Internet

  • Analyze digital evidence and investigate computer security incidents to derive useful information in support of an ongoing investigation

  • Reviewing digital evidence and identifying possible lines of investigation for further analysis

  • Collecting and preserving evidence from computer systems in accordance with legal standards

  • Creating a detailed chain of custody for all evidence collected during an investigation

  • Performing forensic analysis on computer hardware, software, and operating systems to recover evidence and timelines.


  • Extensive experience working in Security, in a complex, multinational, corporate environment

  • Proven experience leading a cyber security team

  • Security clearance in US or UK

  • A deep understanding of various security technologies and controls

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of Cyber security

  • Deep understanding of Threat intelligence and Forensic methodologies and tools

  • Experience conducting Cyber Security forensic investigations

  • Host analysis experience with Forensics tools

  • A relevant technical degree, competence or equivalent (CISSP, CISM, CCSP) and competence to lead various Security initiatives

  • The role will manage people and advise the work of others

  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills, autonomous working, direction and goal setting

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills along with the proven ability to present complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Be valued and respected for collaboration, integrity and enablement

  • Experienced in developing and leading innovative solutions and “thinking outside of the box”

  • Ability to analyze complex situations, assessing risks and balancing strategic and tactical Security requirements with business pragmatism, risk appetite and innovation

  • Ability to prioritize, re-schedule and adapt to changes in a dynamic environment

  • Excellent business acumen with sensitivity to environment

  • Experience working in a global organization where stakeholders and team members are geographically dispersed.


  • IT Operational teams

  • AZ business risk / security teams

  • Procurement

  • Finance

  • Internal audit teams

  • IT & Global Compliance teams


If you’re interested in applying, we encourage you to apply using your completed Workday profile where possible.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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