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United Airlines Principal Analyst - IT Security in Chicago, Illinois

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Job overview and responsibilities

The Principal Analyst - Cyber Security Intelligence is responsible for managing United's Threat Intelligence program. They will conduct advanced threat actor research, create actionable intelligence from indicators of compromise, and provide guidance on penetration testing and vulnerability assessment of United's electronic infrastructure. hey are also responsible for interfacing with IT, Corporate Security, and various government partners to assess risk and exposure through the review of classified and unclassified cyber threat information. They are responsible for the presentation of information in technical and layman terms and providing insight to leadership to help improve United's security posture and protect against cyber attacks.

  • Lead and manage the Threat Intelligence program at United

  • Collect, analyze, assess, and disseminate open source and classified information about cyber threats and potential attacks

  • Assist in incident response engagements by providing technical expertise, research and insight into actor motivations and tactics, techniques and procedures

  • Participate in intelligence sharing meetings with key corporate, industry, and government stakeholders including the Aviation ISAC, Star Alliance, FBI, DHS, TSA, and United's IT, HR, Legal, and Corporate Security departments

  • Conduct confidential electronic investigations of employees and customers in support of IT Business Partners

  • Develop and present cyber threat reporting for diverse audiences up to the executive level

  • Present timely information to decision makers to inform cyber security risk assessments

  • Advocate for information security within the enterprise based on both business and technical needs


  • Four or more years experience in IT Security or a related field

  • Understanding of the threats and threat actors currently active including hacktivists, transnational terrorists, and advanced persistent threats

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to present findings to all levels of IT and Business Management

  • Ability to concisely and accurately convey complex cyber security concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Expert level knowledge of indicators of compromise used in information security research, including: IP addresses, domain names, passive DNS, and cryptographic hashes

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • Demonstrable understanding of Information Security attack vectors like SQL injection, cross-site scripting, pass-the-hash, credential dumps, advanced phishing, malware, social engineering and ARP spoofing

  • Candidate must currently hold or meet the requirements to obtain a US Government SECRET security clearance

  • Domestic and international travel up to 20% and 24/7 emergency on-call support

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • A MS, BS, or BA degree in a security-related field is preferred - however, any combination of equivalent education, work experience, and formal training that allows the candidate to meet the requirements of the job is satisfactory

  • CISSP and/or relevant SANS certifications

  • Critical infrastructure and/or airline experience

  • Experience working in the defense or intelligence communities

  • Experience with handling classified information

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 47 Technology/IT

Function: Information Technology

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled