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MetLife AVP, Detection & Response in Cary, North Carolina

Title: AVP, Detection & Response

Location: Cary, NC

Setting: Hybrid

Reports to: VP, Cyber Security

Travel: 0 to 10%

The Team You Will Join

This role reports into the Cybersecurity team within Global Security. The team is responsible for preparing for, detecting and responding to cyber threats against MetLife. The team manages both offensive and defensive cybersecurity tools and technology and operates 24x7x365 globally. The team works closely with other teams both in Global Security and Global Technology to ensure MetLife networks and systems are built and maintained in defensible manner.

The Opportunity

The AVP of Detection and Response is a global role responsible the strategy, oversight and execution of multiple functions related cybersecurity detection and response. This role is critical to protecting the company from cyber threats and requires a combination of in-depth technical expertise and highly effective organizational skills. The candidate must have strong leadership, communication and influencing skills and should be capable of leading a team in times of crisis.

How You’ll Help Us Build a Confident Future (Key Responsibilities)

  • Define and execute a strategy for evolving MetLife’s Computer Incident Response Team (MET-CIRT) into a modern "Detection and Response" organization responsible for the entire lifecycle of security monitoring detection and response.

  • Provide day-to-day management & oversight for the 45-member Detection & Response Team

  • Serve as incident commander for major cybersecurity incidents and cyber-crisis.

  • Manage a Detection Engineering Team to produce tailored security detection & prevention capabilities ensuring comprehensive coverage against the MITRE ATT&CK framework.

  • Drive extensive uptake in incident response automation using SOAR platform to automate actions and playbooks.

  • Analyze incident trends and threat intelligence to identify patterns and root causes to provide decision support for the Cybersecurity and the overall large Global Security organization.

  • Maintain governance over documentation, including management and updates of relevant policies, procedures, standards, runbooks, playbooks, and similar, making updates to stay aligned with evolving requirements and threats.

  • Report metrics and scorecards to measure effectiveness and efficiency of detection and response capabilities.

  • Mentor, coach, and develop talent within the team.

  • Drive fusion, integration and collaboration with MetLife Security Operations Center, Fraud and Insider Risk Management, Infrastructure Security, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cyber Threat Defense Engineering teams

What You Need to Succeed (Required Qualifications)

  • 8+ years of people leadership experience

  • 10 + years progressive experience in cybersecurity with a focus on incident response

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity or related field

  • Masters Degree preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to lead people in a global financial services enterprise required

  • Advanced security certifications including CISSP/CISM and SANS GCIA/GCIH

  • The candidate must have hands-on experience within Incident Response as well as strategic/operational experience leading a team.

  • Ability to write clear strategy and process documentation and experience championing new initiatives

  • Ability to lead thru influence, bring people together and effectively resolve conflicts

  • Experience hiring, managing, developing and retaining top cybersecurity talent

The wage range for applicants for this position is $157,800 to $210,400. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation and stock-based long-term incentives. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.

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