Chicago, IL

Cybersecurity Incident Response Analyst at NielsenIQ

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Job Description

Our Cybersecurity team works diligently to ensure NielsenIQ’s software, hardware, and related components are protected from cyber-attacks. We’re constantly developing new security systems, analyzing current systems for vulnerabilities, and handling cyber-attacks in an efficient and effective manner worldwide.

As a Cybersecurity Incident Response Analyst, you assess, plan, and enact security measures to help protect our organization from security threats and attacks on its computer networks and systems. This job involves handling high visibility Cybersecurity incidents to completion, simulating attacks to identify vulnerabilities, testing new software to help protect the company’s data, and helping users adhere to new regulations and processes to improve Nielsen's security posture. At Nielsen, our obsession with understanding consumer behavior through technology is what motivates us. Your role will ensure that you are protecting Nielsen’s brand, data integrity, and our customers. 

What you’ll do

  • Following NIST IR guidelines to manage high visibility Cybersecurity incidents. Monitor the organization’s computer networks and systems to identify any violations and security threats that need to be resolved. Perform analysis to determine scope and root cause of security event

  • Research processes and regulations to ensure the company’s systems stay as safe as possible, in addition to developing security standards for all employees to adhere to. This involves researching the latest information technology security trends and software to help prevent any issues

  • Perform malware analysis activities to gain insight to assist security incident activities. Carry out tests to simulate attacks so they can identify areas where the company is vulnerable and ways in which its systems might be exploited by hackers and viruses. Participate and conduct internal training exercises, tabletops, and lunch and learns

  • Prepare and create reports to document any process implementation, improvements made, and security threats that may have impacted the organization. Prioritizing and differentiating between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms

  • Interface with cross-functional teams such as Infrastructure, Legal, Privacy, and the Business to address Cybersecurity related issues. Communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner to both technical and non-technical audiences

We’re looking for people who have

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Information Systems, Computer Security, a research related discipline or a minimum of 5+ years of direct Information Security experience

  • 3+ years of direct experience in an Information Security role

  • 2+ years of Python scripting experience

  • 2+ years of direct experience using SIEM, EDR, AV, and Proxy solutions

  • Advanced knowledge of networking, operating systems fundamentals

  • Having one or more security certifications such as SANS/GIAC, CISSP, CEH, OSCP

  • Advanced computer forensic or network forensic certifications

  • Demonstrated success at meaning projects between cross functional teams

  • Experience automating common tasks preferred

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About NielsenIQ 

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge. We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

NielsenIQ is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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Where we are

Our office is located in the heart of the Loop, easily accessible to multiple Metra & 'L' stops (brown, orange, pink, purple, red, & blue lines!)

Technology we use

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What are NielsenIQ Perks + Benefits

NielsenIQ Benefits Overview

As a global employer, we’re able to influence the health and wellness of our 30,000 associates and their families—that’s a big responsibility that we take very seriously. Our innovative “The Whole You” program is built around four pillars of well-being: physical, emotional, financial, and social & environmental.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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