Cyber Security Data Analyst

Security and Risk Management San Jose, California San Francisco, California

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Splunk is the leader in big data, machine learning analytics with a significant presence in the cyber security market. This position enables Splunk to provide security leadership, business owners and cyber risk owners with the information they need to make informed risk decisions. Risk management is a core function of Splunk’s Global Security team. This role is responsible for performing data analytics including predictive analysis to support the identification of Splunk’s cyber risk, communicating risk to the Risk Owners and supporting them as they decide how to address the risk they own. Business areas supported include Splunk’s Cloud product, IT operations and corporate functions. The success of the risk program is realized by how effective the organization enables risk owners to handle their risk.


  • You will analyze individualized and aggregated risks triggered from the following inputs: formal risk assessments, user submitted risks, threats and vulnerabilities from penetration tests and vulnerability scans, incidents, notable events, vendor risks, internal and external gap assessments and audits
  • You will create risk trending reports using Splunk and the risk management team’s GRC tools including Process Unity and JIRA
  • You will perform predictive analytics to prioritize security risk investments
  • You will consult with the business and security leadership to provide strategic recommendations based on fact-based analytics
  • You will recommend security areas of focus which may require a formal risk assessment
  • You will engage with Splunk @ Splunk team to automate and refine risk input collection, and informative dashboarding
  • You will partner with Splunk security’s innovation and data science team to refine predictive analytics tools and scoring
  • You will engage with multi-functional partners to analyze issues, assess risk, develop recommendations, build consensus and support implementation of remediation solutions
  • You will support the development and production of metrics, including but not limited to, operational metrics, KPI’s, KRI’s and SLA’s
  • You will keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments
  • You will collaborate with end users as well as all levels of management, senior leaders, technical and business resources


  • You understand how risk impacts business operations, revenue, brand equity, and customer confidence
  • You have familiarity with information security concepts
  • You have a solid understanding of mathematical formulas including quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • You may have performed an actuarial role in the past
  • You are able to provide business context to the data you are analyzing
  • You communicate and present concisely and effectively based on the appropriate level of management
  • You manage competing deadlines and prioritize responsibilities to effectively meet business needs
  • You support the development and training of less experienced staff

If you have:

  • 3-5 years of experience using statistical analysis to model, predict and forecast data trends
  • You know how to ask the questions of data to provide the answers you are looking for in ways that will support your hypothesis
  • You will thrive with a solid background in hypothesis testing, regression analysis, statistics, or probability, as well as experience creating predictive analytics and predictive modeling methods including simulation - 3+ years of experience and knowledge in the field of quantitative research and the specialized area of financial engineering, data science, or risk analytics as it relates to the cyber security industry.
  • You will have knowledge of predictive model development and oversight including experience with programming languages such as Java, Python, Perl or C++ A
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a regional and global Technology Risk team, serving a large diverse Technology community
  • Understanding of the business functions and the Technology role in a product and cloud provider environment a significant advantage
  • You demonstrate outstanding analytical & communication skills
  • Ability to handle both time and workload of multiple tasks without supervision
  • Demonstrated consistent ability to support multi-functional teams that deliver solutions while mitigating or removing hurdles / obstacles
  • BS/ BA, MS/ MA degree in Engineering, Mathematics, statistics, computer science or equivalent work experience
  • Eligible to work in the United States without company sponsorship

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.

For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.u

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