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Manager, Information Security



Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024
LinkedIn was built to help professionals achieve more in their careers, and everyday millions of people use our products to make connections, discover opportunities and gain insights. Our global reach means we get to make a direct impact on the world’s workforce in ways no other company can. We are much more than a digital resume – we transform lives through innovative products and technology.

Creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce is a responsibility we all share. To truly transform the global economy, we must evolve the way we hire and enable our talent to serve people of all backgrounds and experiences. LinkedIn is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

LinkedIn's members entrust us with their information every day and we take their security seriously. Our core value of putting our members first powers all the decisions we make, including how we manage and protect the data of our members and customers. We never stop working to ensure LinkedIn is secure. We follow industry standards and have developed our own best practices to stay ahead of the increasing number of threats facing all Internet services and infrastructure. LinkedIn is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to lead the Incident Response team in Bangalore and to be an integral part of our Information Security organization. The Incident Response team is responsible for protecting our infrastructure, applications, and, most importantly, our members. This is a key role in supporting and growing our security monitoring and incident response team.

This role will be based in Bangalore, India.

At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together.

- Leadership and Team Management
- Lead and manage the incident response team, including hiring, training, and mentoring team members.
- Develop and maintain incident response policies, procedures, and guidelines.
- Coordinate and oversee all activities of the incident response team during incidents and emergencies.

Incident Management
- Serve as the primary point of contact for all cybersecurity incidents.
- Ensure timely identification, investigation, and resolution of security incidents.
- Conduct post-incident analysis and create detailed reports on incident findings, including root cause analysis and mitigation strategies.

Communication and Coordination
- Communicate incident status, updates, and resolutions to senior management, stakeholders, and external parties as necessary.
- Coordinate with internal and external teams, including IT, legal, compliance, and law enforcement, to manage and mitigate incidents.
- Develop and maintain an effective incident communication plan.

Continuous Improvement
- Continuously evaluate and improve incident response processes, tools, and capabilities.
- Conduct regular incident response drills and tabletop exercises to test and refine incident response plans.
- Stay current with emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and technologies to enhance the incident response program.

Reporting and Documentation
- Maintain comprehensive documentation of all incidents, including timelines, actions taken, and outcomes.
- Prepare and present incident reports and metrics to senior leadership and stakeholders.
- Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards related to incident reporting.

Training and Awareness
- Develop and deliver incident response training programs for team members and other relevant personnel.
- Promote security awareness and best practices across the organization.
- Ensure the incident response team is up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques, and procedures.

Budget and Resource Management
- Manage the incident response budget and allocate resources effectively.
- Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and services to enhance the incident response program.
- Ensure the team has the necessary resources and support to perform their duties effectively.

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a related field.
- 2+ years of hands-on people management experience.
- 7+ years of experience in cybersecurity, with a focus on incident response, security operations, or related roles.
- Proven experience leading and managing a cybersecurity or incident response team.
- Experience in cybersecurity frameworks and standards (e.g., NIST, ISO, SANS).
- Background in incident response tools and technologies (e.g., SIEM, EDR, forensic tools).
- Experience with threat analysis, vulnerability management, and risk assessment.
- Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple incidents simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, or a related field.
- 10+ years of experience in cybersecurity, with significant experience in incident response.
- 3+ years of management experience in building small to medium-sized teams, demonstrating growth and a track record of successful deliveries.
- Relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, GIAC).
- Experience in developing and delivering incident response training and awareness programs.
- Proficiency in programming or scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell) for automating incident response processes.
- Experience with cloud security and incident response in cloud environments (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP).
- Knowledge of advanced threat detection techniques, including threat hunting and intelligence.
- Experience with digital forensics and handling of digital evidence.
- Familiarity with cybersecurity incident response frameworks and best practices.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
- Strong project management skills and experience with managing budgets and resources.

Suggested Skills :
- Network Security
- Endpoint Security
- Scripting and Automation (e.g., Python, PowerShell)
- Incident Analysis Tools
- Cloud Security (e.g., Azure, GCP)

You will Benefit from our Culture:
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