Cybersecurity Analyst

4500 Marathon Petroleum Company LP
Remote friendly

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Position Summary

The Cybersecurity Analyst is a vital role that helps to provide resiliency for Marathon’s critical assets and securely enables our business functions. This role supports the business as a cybersecurity subject matter expert in a variety of ongoing projects and liaises between subject matter experts and internal clients. This role reports to the Manager of our Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC) and works closely with senior Cybersecurity staff and MPC IT technical and operations personnel across our lines of business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Gains familiarity and conducts preliminary controls analysis on components of process and systems and reports impact of changes and additions to security systems.
  • Assists with the identification of routine multi-functional technical issues.
  • Prepares and performs parts of established Cybersecurity assessments. Develops reports detailing the efficiency and effectiveness of Security processes and controls in place.
  • Participates in analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of cybersecurity processes and controls in place.
  • Monitors networks, systems, and applications for signs of potential cybersecurity incidents.
  • Participates in security audits, protocol reviews and/or compliance reviews. Assists with global security initiatives, policies, and compliance requirements.
  • Learns about cybersecurity metrics and their applicability for various teams. Supports cybersecurity-related consulting, guidance, and support to customers and stakeholders.
  • Collates insights on emerging technologies, including Information Technology/Operations Technology and cybersecurity, as well as their impact on the security landscape.
  • Participates in incident response activities and various cybersecurity initiatives, as needed

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Professional certification, e.g. Security+, Network+, OSCP, GIAC, CEH preferred.
  • <3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Familiarity with SIEM/EDR/SOAR/Anomaly detection solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of network protocols, endpoint/server operating systems, and secure architectures.
  • Familiarity with Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups, campaigns and intrusion sets.


  • Cybersecurity Research - Applies technical knowledge of the latest data, developments, and trends in the cybersecurity world to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities within an organization or industry.
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management - The process of developing cyber risk assessment and treatment techniques that can effectively pre-empt and identify significant security loopholes and weaknesses, demonstrating the business risks associated with these loopholes and providing risk treatment and prioritization strategies to effectively address the cyber-related risks, threats and vulnerabilities, ensuring appropriate levels of protection, confidentiality, integrity and privacy in alignment with the security framework.
  • DevSecOps - A set of practices that automates the integration of security at every phase of the software development lifecycle, from initial design through integration, testing, deployment, and software delivery, with an aim towards shortening the systems development life cycle and pas well as continuous delivery and a security first approach.
  • Digital Forensics - Develop and manage digital forensic investigation and reporting plan which specifiesthe tools, methods, procedures and practices to be used. This includes the collection, analysis and preservation of digital evidence in line with standard procedures and reporting of findings for legal proceedings.
  • Ethical Hacking - The act of locating weaknesses and vulnerabilities of computer and information systems by duplicating the intent and actions of malicious hackers. Ethical hacking is also known as penetration testing, intrusion testing, or red teaming.
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) - Identity and access management (IAM) is a framework of business processes, policies and technologies that facilitates the management of electronic or digital identities, ensuring that the right users have the appropriate access to technology resources.
  • Incident Response Management - An organized approach to addressing and managing the aftermath of a security breach or cyberattack, also known as an IT incident, computer incident or security incident.
  • Intrusion Detection & Analysis - The use of security analytics, including the outputs from intelligence analysis, predictive research and root cause analysis in order to search for and detect potential breaches or identify recognized indicators and warnings. Also, monitoring and collating external vulnerability reports for organizational relevance, ensuring that relevant vulnerabilities are rectified through formal change processes.
  • Malware Analysis - Software intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer, server, client, or computer network. A wide variety of types of malware exist, common categories include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, and scareware.
  • Penetration Testing - The practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. Penetration testing can be automated with software applications or performed manually.
  • Root Cause Analysis - An iterative process, designed to investigate and categorize the root causes of events or failures that may have negative impacts to the overall performance of a system and establish a flexible and effective framework for the necessary corrective and preventive actions.
  • Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDL) - Involves integrating security testing and other activities into an existing development process. Examples include writing security requirements alongside functional requirements and performing an architecture risk analysis during the design phase of the SDLC.
  • Security Controls Management - Manages and maintains an information system that focus on the management of risk and the management of information systems security.
  • Security Governance - The process of developing and disseminating corporate security policies, frameworks, and guidelines to ensure that day-to-day business operations are guarded and well protected against risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
  • Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) - A set of tools and services offering real-time visibility across an organization's information security systems, and event log management that consolidates data from numerous sources.
  • Security Policy Management - The process of identifying, implementing, and managing the rules and procedures that all individuals must follow when accessing and using an organization's IT assets and resources.
  • Threat Analysis & Modeling - Monitor intelligence-gathering and anticipate potential threats to an IT/OT systems proactively. This involves the pre-emptive analysis of potential perpetrators, anomalous activities and evidence-based knowledge and inferences on perpetrators' motivations and tactics.
  • Threat Hunting - Searches through networks, endpoints, and datasets to detect and isolate cyber threats that evade existing security solutions.
  • Threat Intelligence Analysis - Enable and conduct analysis of malicious threats, to examine their characteristics, behaviors, capabilities, intent and interactions with the environment as well as the development of defense and mitigation strategies and techniques to effectively combat such threats.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, related field or equivalent experience. Professional certification, e.g. Security+, Network+, OSCP, GIAC, CEH preferred. less than 3 years of relevant experience required

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San Antonio, Texas

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Findlay, Ohio

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Location Address:

19100 Ridgewood Pkwy


Bachelors: Information Technology

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