Cybersecurity Attack Designer

at JPMorgan Chase
Published November 28, 2022
Location Columbus, OH
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  



Cybersecurity Operations team within JPMC's Cybersecurity and Technology Control (CTC) organization is formalizing and expanding firm's capability to perform Security Controls Testing and it's Continuous Validation through customized Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP) infrastructure. The aim of this global team is to enable the firm to safely run a library of directed, scripted attacks against mock JPMC infrastructure within our Production environment to objectively test the true response of our security controls on a regular basis. This is a service primarily provided to Control Owners (Product) and other teams within Cybersecurity Operations such as Attack Analysis (SOC) and Attack Simulation (Red Team and Pen Team) to test execution of threat behavior(s) in a closed loop system. This allows the customers to observe the reaction of various controls and examine the evidence that a specific type of attack leaves - this helps support regulatory validation requirements in addition to threat hunting use cases and identification of visibility gaps.

Role Name :

Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP) Action Writer


As a member of AD&PT - Attack Designing and Purple Teaming, you are expected to:

Analyze control gaps using various data elements from a library of control objectives and procedures, threat behavior and likelihood, prevention and detection policies, and security log data feeds; to help CTC prioritize and define security control testing use cases

  • Leverage security product owners, engineering, operations, compliance and threat intelligence teams to identify and design appropriate threat/risk based behaviors to evaluate security controls

  • Write and execute threat behaviors (actions) on the Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP) to emulate specific tactics and techniques

  • Document results in a standard format and provide out-brief on the Security assessment to leadership and technical teams across CTC and wider GT organizations

  • Make use of agile methodology and continuous process improvement to manage and excel in day-to-day tasks


This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including but not limited to:

  • Excellent command of cybersecurity organization practices, operations risk management processes, principles, architectural requirements, engineering threats and vulnerabilities, including incident response methodologies

  • Excellent documentation and communication skills, with an ability to clearly articulate complex layered security controls and recommendation to senior management

  • Ability to identify attacks through log analysis and replay or recreate network & endpoint attacks, as they relate to threats and vulnerabilities with a focus on recommendations for enhancements or remediation.

  • Ability to collaborate with high-performing Agile teams and individuals throughout the firm to accomplish goals; including various Cybersecurity Operations teams and Security Control Owners

  • Strong understanding of the following: networking fundamentals (all OSI layers, protocols), Windows/Linux/Unix/Mac operating systems, Cloud architecture, Email security, OS & software exploitation techniques, commercial or open-source offensive security tools for reconnaissance, scanning, exploitation & post exploitation, and familiarity with interpreting log output from networking devices, operating systems & infrastructure services

  • Good knowledge of: penetration testing, scripting, computer network defense, operating systems, information systems, and network security & infrastructure design

  • Preferred certifications : CISSP, SANS (GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GCDA, GDAT), Offensive Security (OSCP, OSCE)


Demonstrated technical information security experience in an enterprise environment from one (preferably multiple) of the following backgrounds:

  • Financial Sector / Banking Industry experience

  • Security Operations Center / Blue teaming experience

  • Penetration testing / Red and Purple teaming experience

  • Malware analysis / Computer forensics

  • Vulnerability Management / Security Assessments

  • Security Engineering / Data Analytics

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience

Threat-driven control assessment services provided by this team allow team members to partnership and engage with variety of stakeholders across CTC and the wider GT organization. This role requires working knowledge of multiple security tools and technologies from wide suite of JPMC's vendor and home-grown tool set. We are looking for an individual who can fit into JPMC's diverse culture and state-of-the-art Cybersecurity organization, one who is not afraid to learn new things and out of the box thinker to solve blockers; to help establish SOP's for this young control validation team.

The candidate will also need to learn the use of one or more High Security Access (HSA) systems. Users of these systems are subject to enhanced screening, which includes both criminal and credit background checks, and/or other enhanced screening at the time of accepting the position and on an annual basis thereafter. The enhanced screening will need to be successfully completed prior to commencing employment or assignment.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the "WELL Health-Safety Rating" for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.

As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. Employees are expected to follow the Firm's current COVID-19 or other infectious disease health and safety requirements, including local requirements. Requirements include sharing information including your vaccine card in the firm's vaccine record tool, and may include mask wearing. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests as required by applicable law.

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

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