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CNO Financial Group Sr. IT Security Analyst - REMOTE from any US based location in central or eastern time zones in Carmel, Indiana

CNO’s IT team is hiring a Sr. IT Security Analyst to be responsible for a wide range of cyber security responsibilities including alert triage, threat hunting, threat sharing, and incident response. Through continuous monitoring and analysis, this role will prevent or respond and contain cyber security incidents. In addition, the analyst will be responsible for advancing the existing threat intelligence capability to include management of our threat intelligence platform (TIP), Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering, and developing reports for security leadership. This role will handle escalations from Tier 1 Analysts as well as ad hoc requests sent to the SOC team for investigative assistance.

As a Sr. IT Security Analyst your responsibilities will include:

  • Triage of Tier 1 security alerts across various security monitoring platforms

  • Develop threat intelligence reports and present to security leadership, as required

  • Provide Incident Response (IR) support when analysis confirms an actionable incident

  • Threat sharing with personnel internal and external to the SOC

  • Developing and leading team threat hunting activities and “deep dive” analysis

  • Investigate and provide log analysis expertise for ad hoc security concerns raised by external teams

  • Continuously identify opportunities for increasing the fidelity of security alerts

  • Provide recommendations for countermeasure implementations that enhance our security posture

  • Technical writing (in a limited capacity)

The Sr. IT Security Analyst position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Must be self-motivated and willing to work collaboratively

  • Ability to work well under pressure on time sensitive issues

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Dedication to continued professional development

  • Must demonstrate professionalism and courtesy in all interactions

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 8 years of relevant work experience as an equivalent.

  • At least 2 years of real-world incident response work experience, preferably in a 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC). Would prefer 3+ years of experience in an incident responder role.

  • At least one security related certification (such as Security+, GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, CEH, CISSP, etc.)

  • Deep understanding of incident response processes and procedures

  • Ability to multi-task and quickly pivot between various daily operational tasks

  • Knowledge of various security methodologies, processes, and technical security solutions

  • Knowledge of best practices for maintaining a threat intelligence program (direct experience preferred)

At this time, CNO is not mandating its associates to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. However, this is an evolving situation, in the future CNO may require its associates to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations required by applicable law.

CNO Financial Group offices reopened in April 2022 and we will be pursuing a hybrid working model. Associates who live within a 60 mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee) will have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week, and work from home at least 3 days/week. This role is full time work from home (WFH), also known as Remote. This role can be performed from any US based location within the central or eastern time zone. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.

CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.

We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, and corporate offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee.

At CNO Financial Group, we’re always looking forward—to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands’ customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.

If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit

ReqID: POS-19662

Category: Information Technology

Job Type: Full-Time

Additional Locations: Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Philadelphia, PA; Virtual, IA; Virtual, KY; Virtual, NE; Virtual, NY; Virtual, NC; Virtual, SC; Orlando, FL; Birmingham, AL

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