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Information Security Associate/Architect- CSIRT



Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

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Job Category

Enterprise Technology & Infrastructure

Job Details

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Role Description

Salesforce - the leader in enterprise cloud computing and one of the top 10 places to work according to Fortune magazine -is seeking a CSIRT Incident Responder. Candidates must have a passion for Information Security and an elementary understanding of security monitoring and incident response.

Salesforce has one of the best Information Security teams in the world and growing this piece of the business is a top priority! Our Information Security teams work hand in hand with the business to ensure the highest security around all of our applications. The Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is responsible for 24x7x365 security monitoring and rapid incident response across all Salesforce environments. We are the ‘tip of the spear’ and the last line of defence protecting company and customer data from our adversaries.

Primary Responsibilities

As a key member of Global CSIRT, the Incident Responder is on the ‘front lines’ of the Salesforce production environment; forming part of a group of incident responders that protect our critical infrastructure and our customers’ data from the latest information security threats. You will be contributing to significant CSIRT projects, focused on enhancements to detection and incident response capabilities and other improvements to core CSIRT workflow/process/documentation. Working effectively as part of a geographically distributed team.

Minimum Qualifications

3+ years of prior experience in an IT operations environment or 1+ years of prior specialised security operations experience consisting of::

  • Flexibility, drive, integrity, and creative problem-solving skills

  • The ability to build strong relationships with peers both internal and external to your functional group, and with peers/professional organisations outside your company

  • Customer-centric attitude and focus on providing best-in-class service for customers and stakeholders

  • The willingness to apply yourself to learning new skills and gaining certifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Understanding of network fundamentals and common Internet protocols.

  • Understanding of Mac OSX, Microsoft Windows, and Linux/Unix system administration and security control fundamentals

  • Applicants must meet all visa requirements to work and live in <country here>

  • Working hours correspond to our “follow the sun” operating model and shift according to daylight savings during the year

  • Experience in being part of a project team - demonstrating ability to contribute to projects across teams where influencing skills are required


  • Operational experience with network and host-based intrusion detection and response solutions, web application firewalls, database security monitoring systems, firewalls/routers/switches, proxy servers, antivirus systems, file integrity monitoring tools, and operating system logs

  • Operational experience responding to security incidents in a production environment, such as investigating and remediating large scale network compromise, possible endpoint malware infections and mitigating email borne threats such as spam and phishing

  • Understanding of the information security threat landscape (attack vectors and tools, best practices for securing systems and networks, etc.)

  • Familiarity with core concepts of security incident response, e.g., the typical phases of response, vulnerabilities vs threats vs actors, Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), etc.

  • Understanding of network fundamentals and common Internet protocols, specifically DNS, HTTP, HTTPS/TLS, and SMTP

  • Understanding of incident response and security operations within public cloud environments (e.g. AWS, Azure, or GCP)

  • Previous experience of collaborating with global teams

  • Working proficiency with programming /scripting languages is a plus: e.g. C++, python, bash, Go, PowerShell

  • Working proficiency with Assembly is a plus

  • Relevant information security certifications, such as: BTL1, ISC2 CISSP, CERT CSIH, E-Council


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