Director, Incident Response (Security Operations) (Remote)

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Job Description

Verisk is seeking a Director, Incident Response to lead the continued evolution of Verisk’s Cyber Incident Response program. This leader will be responsible for leading the Threat and Incident Response team, with overall accountability for timely and appropriate response to security alerts, threats and incidents. This role will report to the AVP, Cyber Threat Management within the Enterprise Risk Management group. This will be a key role as it is one of the main lines of defense of the organization, and the incumbent will be expected to lead technical staff through an incident as well as brief senior leaders, all while maintaining confidentiality. Possibility for fully remote or hybrid at one of our U.S. locations.

This role will lead cross-functional teams responsible for both the day to day security event and incident management, as well as handling major incident response through the entire incident lifecycle, including conducting postmortem meetings and following improvement actions to completion. Experience with incident documentation and automation tools is a must, as well as experience with multiple aspects of incident response.


  • 7-10+ years of work experience in leading security incident response processes both in cloud, virtualized, and on-premise environments.
  • 5+ years of direct experience in high pressure situations managing and responding to complex technical cyber security incidents
  • Experience influencing key stakeholders to resolve high impact security incidents.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex subjects regarding strategic and tactical processes of incident response to stakeholders of varying technical levels.
  • Develop and present accurate and timely information to stakeholders outlining proper technical solutions, recommendations, and accurate conclusions.
  • Proven skills in various elements of incident response including but not limited to computer intrusion investigations and digital forensics in enterprise environments.
  • Proficiency with leading EDR platforms as well as familiarity with forensic analysis tools.
  • Strong understanding of attacker methodologies including attack lifecycle, cyber kill chain, and the [email protected] framework.
  • Understanding of current and emerging threats and associated countermeasures, through the establishment of strong relationships with cyber threat teams and vendors. This includes directing a team on managing, maintaining, and increasing visibility into the organization and applying that threat intelligence to proactively mitigate risk.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects with minimal supervision and meet aggressive deadlines is essential.
  • Preferred Certifications GCIH, GCFA, GCFE, GREM, CISSP.


Additional Information

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It’s the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It’s why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It’s the aim of our “returnship” program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it’s what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers’ problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do. 

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

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Verisk operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Jersey City, NJ. Verisk was founded in 1971. It has 2129 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 124 open jobs at Verisk, click here.
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