Network Security Analyst - 63358
WellPoint - Indianapolis, IN

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WellPoint is one of the nations leading health benefits insurers and a Fortune Top 50 company. At WellPoint, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the people we serve and the health of our communities. WellPoint strives to simplify the connection between health, care, and value for our customers.

Bring your expertise to our innovative, achievement-driven culture, and you will discover lasting rewards and the opportunity to take your career further than you can imagine.


Incumbent must have the ability to depict highly complex ideas, issues, and designs to varied audiences. Ability to find the "one" event among hundreds of thousands that triggers concern. Must appreciate, understand, and deploy extrusion detection techniques. Security Analyst will develop analytical work products which merge enterprise and open source information.

The Security Analyst supports company mission through both predictive and reactive analysis, articulating emerging trends to leadership and staff. Performs network traffic analysis utilizing raw packet data and IPS as it pertains to the security of communication networks. Security Analyst will utilize understanding of attack signatures, tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with advanced threats to include malware analysis.

Primary Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for day-to-day administration of an enterprise deployment of IDS/IPS sensors designed to detect and prevent malicious/unauthorized network access or misuse.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Configuration of IDS/IPS sensor policies, analysis of network traffic flows, responding to network attacks (i.e. DDoS, exploits, SQL injection, etc.), participating in incident response efforts, and security/compliance reporting.

This role will serve as a subject matter expert for the ongoing operation of IDS/IPS infrastructure. Filtering and tuning of sensors sensor policies to prevent malware and network breaches are key success measures.

Performs real-time, proactive security monitoring using various systems such as SIEM, Anti-virus, Internet content filtering/reporting, IDS and IPS.

Generate or update security events within the process framework using available workflow management, document management and collaborative tool sets.

Assist in coordination of information flow to internal customers. This includes but is not limited to telephone, e-mail, video-conference, and online chat forums to coordinate with customers in regards to security incident reporting, updates and support.

Evaluates and applies IDS/IPS signatures and policy updates on a weekly basis, or as appropriate

Responds to fault events affecting sensor health/performance.

Coordinates with the Security Operations Center to proactively defend against the known exploits and vulnerabilities.

Analyzes and responds to network security events/alerts/intrusion at a 2nd level capacity for a managed Security Operations Center (SOC).

Updates incident and change management records

Provides technical support for activities that improves the security posture of WellPoints networks.

Provides 24x7 on-call support as per on-call rotation

Job Qualifications

BS/BA Degree;

Three plus years hand-on experience with IDS/IPS technologies and policy management; also including firewall, internet proxy, switches and routers.

or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Proficient in the analysis of packet level network traffic and protocols, utilizing common packet analysis tools and techniques.

Proficiency with ArcSight and McAfee security platforms

Strong routing/switching networking background (OSPF, BGP, MPLS, IPSEC, VPNs, GRE)

Familiar with Checkpoint Firewall and Cisco PIX

CCNA, CISSP, SANS/GIAC, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications preferred

Basic shell scripting

Three plus years hand-on experience with IDS/IPS technologies and policy management; also including firewall, internet proxy, switches and routers.

Experience administering enterprise IP networks in mission-critical, 24x7 production environments.

Demonstrated ability to systematically troubleshoot problems in complex systems and networks.

Familiar with ITIL concepts such as Incident, Change, and Problem Management

Must have excellent oral communication and writing skills

Must be a self-directed and independent individual

Knowledge and understanding of industry-accepted data processing controls and concepts as applied to hardware, software, data, network communications, and people.

WellPoint is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, one of the 100 Best Places to Work by Working Mother magazine, and is a 2011 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company please visit us at . EOE

Once an offer is accepted, all external applicants are subject to a background investigation
and if appropriate, drug testing. Offers of employment shall be contingent upon
passing both the background investigation and drug testing (if required).

  • Current WellPoint associates: All referrals must be submitted through the formal
associate referral process on WorkNet. Official guidelines for the associate referral
program can be found in My HR.

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