Cyber Defense Center Analyst

We are actively looking for Cyber Defense Center Analysts. Are you a highly motivated expert and ready to join our next-gen security team?

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Are you the responsible rebel we are looking for?

Be polite, be courteous, show professionalism and have a plan to kill everyone in the room.

Hunt & Hackett helps European companies prevent, detect and respond to today’s most advanced adversaries, safeguarding them against cyberthreats and espionage. We don’t stir a bit into security strategies. Our talented team of responsible rebels shakes them up to build, operate and maintain digital immune systems for our customers to outsmart their digital adversaries.

To extend our multidisciplinary team we are now hiring Cyber Defense Center analysts. Do you love the excitement of tracking a threat actor in an enterprise network? Do you avail over the courtesy to make our customers feel at ease and in control while monitoring their IT environment? Do you belong to the most talented group of Cyber Defense Analysts in the industry – or is this where you plan to be? Then Hunt & Hackett might be your next best step. 


Cyber Defense Center Analyst at Hunt & Hackett

As a Cyber Defense Center analyst you are our main point of contact for the customer. On a daily basis you skim through a short list of high priority incidents, which are generated by both our own homegrown detection algorithms as well as operational intelligence from external parties. The majority of your day is spent on doing research, tracking threat actors, gathering threat intelligence, building new detection mechanisms, creating playbooks and automate the boring repetitive stuff.

We are not looking for someone who maintains an alert factory, but someone who seeks a challenge in bringing down the amount of alerts to only high priority alerts, while not losing sight on the actual adversary in the customers network. In the end, your eye for detail needs to be better than that of the threat actor. And you have to be able to outsmart a wide variety of adversaries. Last but not least, you understand that the job is not done after you have mapped out the threats. You are capable of translating the findings into well written incident reports for the right audience.


Working 9 to 5

Do we need to tell you that threat actors don’t work from 9 to 5? If yes, don’t apply. At Hunt & Hackett we provide a 24/7 service from our Cyber Defense Center, from which we monitor the infrastructure for our customers. This means we are on high-alert for our customers if their IT environment is (about to be) compromised. This requires you to be on-call in shifts (during the day, or evening/ night, as well as weekends and public holidays), while rotating with the rest of the analyst team.


The Hunt & Hackett wish list. The right candidate

  • Python development/ scripting skills;

  • Networking knowledge and a thorough understanding of TCP/IP and OSI layer protocols;

  • Understands the inner workings of an endpoint and Windows OS;

  • Interested in threat hunting and tracking threat actors;

  • Interested in the offensive side of security and/ or experience with pen-testing tools;

  • Interested in and/or experience with security detection technology (SOAR, SIEM, EDR etc.);

  • Good communication skills and capable of translating technical information into easily understandable recommendations.

We encourage candidates to reach out and apply, even if you believe you may not meet all the requirements. At Hunt & Hackett, we look at the individual's potential for growth and we are happy to help you build the necessary skills along the way.


What is your wish list? As a minimum, Hunt & Hackett offers you 

  • The opportunity to safeguard Europe’s leading organizations;

  • A unique culture of ‘responsible rebellion’ where you can learn from the best to get the most out of yourself;

  • The most innovative security tools you need to get the job done;

  • Plenty of time and opportunity to develop yourself with regards to SOC, IR, Red Teaming etc.;

  • A decent laptop and phone to get the job done;

  • A modern pension, which is transparent and can be controlled by yourself;

  • Employee share participation scheme;

  • Compensation for your travel costs.


A culture of ‘responsible rebellion’


Only (very) talented, multidisciplinary teams of threat hunters, intelligence analysts, reverse engineers, data scientists, developers and hackers are able to outsmart the increasingly professional community of cyber attackers. We pride ourselves as a force for the good and as such we think and act as responsible rebels. We are not ‘just another security company’, and our people are not ‘just employees’. Everyone at Hunt & Hackett wants to be the best in their field and focusses at delivering next-gen levels of service. This means that we:

  • Push the envelope. Everyone at our teams takes the responsibility to make our work better every day, by being creative to color outside of the lines if needed.​

  • Help you to become the best version of yourself. We bring together the best minds in the field, to inspire each other and to learn from each other. Personal development and growth are important to us and our customers.

  • Build mission driven teams. We believe in the power of small teams who can focus on strategic tasks, not on repetitive work that can be automated. It’s up to you to make this happen.

  • Believe that God is in the details​. Tiny details can have a huge impact, especially in security. This is why we champion tradecraft. We are system thinkers that oversee the big picture but who are simultaneously obsessive about the details

  • Are Responsible Rebels. We are polite. We are courteous. We show professionalism. Yet we have a plan to kill everyone in the room.

For more information or to apply, send an email to Due note that a pre-employment screening is part of the application and selection process and precedes employment.


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