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Cardinal Health Engineer, Cyber Security Operations (IR) in Topeka, Kansas

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company connecting patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with more than 50,000 employees in nearly 60 countries, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 20 on the Fortune 500.

Cardinal Health’s Information Security team is on a tremendous growth journey adding a number of new team members in our Cyber Threat Operations Center (CTOC). We aim to be a world-class cybersecurity organization that enables Cardinal Health to be healthcare’s most trusted partner.

We boast tremendous opportunities to grow and apply technical skills to meet organizational needs, empowering talented team members who mentor and uplift others, led by leaders with a maniacal focus on employee development and well-being, dedicated training programs, and a fun and collaborative atmosphere.

We currently have a career opening for an Engineer, Cyber Security Operations (IR).

Cyber Threat Operations Center (CTOC) Overview

The is a pivotal role on the Security Incident Response Team within the Cyber Threat Operation Center (CTOC) at Cardinal Health. This person is responsible for the CTOC’s visibility into Cardinal’s network, infrastructure, endpoints and applications and ensuring our operations team can quickly identify and respond to threats. The ideal candidate’s unique blend of platform engineering and data science skills will help influence cybersecurity strategy and future roadmap initiatives.

  • We exist to ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of healthcare infrastructure that safeguards the patient

  • We promote a culture that protects information assets, manages risk and embeds security in people, process and technology

  • Defines solutions that balance information security requirements against business needs.

  • Investigates and resolves security incidents and recommends enhancements to improve security.

Typical work of the Engineer, Cyber Security Operations:

  • Perform initial, forensically sound collection of images and inspect to discern possible mitigation/remediation on enterprise systems.

  • Coordinate and provide expert technical support to enterprise-wide cyber defense technicians to perform initial, forensically sound collection on endpoints of security incident related artifacts.

  • Coordinate and provide expert technical support to enterprise-wide cyber defense technicians to effectively use Enterprise Detection and Response solutions (FireEye HX, CrowdStrike, CarbonBlack) to respond, investigate, and remediate security incidents involving enterprise assets.

  • Collect intrusion artifacts (e.g., source code, malware, Trojans) and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential cyber defense incidents within the enterprise.

  • Coordinate and provide expert technical support to enterprise-wide cyber defense technicians to resolve cyber defense incidents.

  • Correlate incident data to identify specific vulnerabilities and make recommendations that enable expeditious remediation.

  • Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, and intrusion detection system [IDS] logs) to identify possible threats to network security.

  • Perform cyber defense incident triage, to include determining scope, urgency, and potential impact, identifying the specific vulnerability, and making recommendations that enable expeditious remediation.

  • Perform cyber defense trend analysis and reporting.

  • Receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts.

  • Coordinate with intelligence analysts to correlate threat assessment data.

  • Write and publish after action reviews.



  • Ability to apply techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions using intrusion detection technologies.

  • Ability to apply techniques for responding to host and network-based intrusions using incident response technologies and techniques.

A well qualified applicant will have a mix of the following knowledge and skills:

  • 3+ years of experience in a related field preferred

  • Bachelor's or above in related field or equivalent work experience

  • Strong analytical, collaborative, problem solving, organizational and planning skills.

  • Strong written and oral interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient PC skills; including working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

  • Skill of identifying, capturing, containing, and reporting malware.

  • Skill in preserving evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards.

  • Skill in securing network communications.

  • Skill in recognizing and categorizing types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks.

  • Skill in protecting a network against malware. (e.g., NIPS, anti-malware, restrict/prevent external devices, spam filters).

  • Skill in performing damage assessments.

  • Skill in using security event correlation tools.

  • Skill to design incident response for cloud service models.

  • Knowledge of Endpoints (laptop/desktop/server) related to cyber security incident response

  • Knowledge of Incident response case management and automation (SOAR)

  • Knowledge of Incident Response toolsets and specifically phishing group mailbox support

  • Knowledge of SIEM technologies and utilization within a cyber security environment

  • Knowledge of Logging/monitoring solutions and implementations

  • Ability to apply comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects related to incident response

Anticipated salary range: $92,100 - $131,600

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 7/15/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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