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IT Security Fusion Center Analyst

Company: The Southern Company
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

IT Security Fusion Center Analyst



Is curiosity your primary talent?

Do you have a passion for finding bad guys?

Is your ideal career at the intersection of technology and people that use it?

A leading U.S. energy company seeks an inquisitive expert to join our Insider Threat Fusion Center (FC) in a technical analyst role. The candidate will directly support the company's efforts to address potential insider threats to the company's facilities, personnel, technology, operations, and brand.

The Analyst will leverage analytical skills to identify and track potential insider threat activity, develop content specific to technical sabotage against critical systems, conduct research on behalf of the team, and help ensure that capabilities are effectively implemented. The successful applicant will learn to use statistical techniques, machine learning capabilities and artificial intelligence tools to identify and analyze suspicious behavior. The position will work within a threat-focused Security Operations Center.

The perfect candidate will also have some experience bridging the gap between cyber-physical security and the engineering or operation of industrial control systems. Example competencies include familiarity with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) architecture.


  • Triage alerts by conducting limited inquiry to classify activity for further investigation and resolution

  • Interpret relevant data sets, use techniques, and manipulate tools to identify potential insider threat behavior and risks

  • Handle confidential situations and data with appropriate discretion

  • Implement best practices for tuning analytic technologies to maximize probability of detection while minimizing false positives

  • Improve existing methodologies for technical threat assessment

  • Train other Fusion Center analysts on developed analytical processes

  • Support day-to-day operations related to the Insider Threat Program

  • Stay current on relevant technologies as assigned

  • If applicable, leverage ICS knowledge and experience to develop content specific to sabotage

  • If applicable, enhance bench strength by sharing ICS related knowledge with team members



  • Understanding of best practices for detecting, identifying and classifying insider threats

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills; ability to solve complex technical issues

  • Familiarity using multiple analytic methodologies, programs, and tools in support of cyber and human threat analysis

  • Prior experience working in an operational environment such as a Security Operations Center

  • Strong communication skills; ability to successfully communicate analytic results, business insights, and resulting business implications to non-technical business partners

  • Intellectual curiosity to find solutions

  • Ability to prioritize work and complete assignments under supervision


  • BA/BS in computer science, data science, engineering, mathematics, or security-related field or equivalent experience

  • Experience building content, alerts, and workflows utilizing the Splunk toolset

  • Proficient in Splunk Language (SPL)

  • Familiarity with global threats to energy sector

  • Demonstrated knowledge of implementing security solutions for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) in critical infrastructure, such as electric utilities, oil & gas, etc.

  • Industry certification preferred (ITPM, GIAC, CISSP)


  • A world-class team whose foundational values are collaboration and excellence

  • Endless challenges at the cutting edge of insider threat detection and mitigation

  • The freedom and independence to let your talents shine


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

APC Corporate Headquarters - 600 North 18th Street (600BIRMINGHAM)

600 North 18th Street

Birmingham, 35203

Req ID: SCS2009363

Keywords: The Southern Company, Birmingham , IT Security Fusion Center Analyst, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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