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Endpoint Security Specialist

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Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

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Endpoint Security Specialist','180478','','Cox Communications','!*!Cox Communications is looking for a Endpoint Security Subject Matter Expert that will report to the Manager of Shared Security Services.  He/she will implement and own next-generation endpoint protection strategies, including the enhancement and introduction of anti-virus, malware protection, application whitelisting, and threat defense solutions within the CCI network.  This individual will be responsible for the monitoring, grooming, and remediation of all endpoint security solutions for employees and non-employees within the enterprise.  Candidate must be a highly motivated and Senior Information Security leader who supports Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) applications from an operational capacity and ensures cybersecurity service availability to internal and external CCI clients for all servers and workstations.

Ideal candidate will be expected to work closely with the Cox Communications Security Command Center (SOC) and other junior endpoint security engineer(s) to identify and drive enhancements across anti-virus, malware, and other threat defense solutions, while maintaining and measuring existing solutions to ensure on-going operational effectiveness.  Will need to perform manual injection of MD5, SHA1 and SHA256 malicious hashes to platform ban list for endpoints.  Will need to be able to ban hashes and publishers of known malware and malicious variants to prevent and/or minimize impact of campaign day attacks. Conduct troubleshooting, tuning, and application testing within the business, and deploy the endpoint security solution across a large north American enterprise.  

Additional duties will include ongoing analysis and improvement of the architectural design, development of new roles based on job requirements, and continually enhancing and evolving the countermeasure policies in place.  Will demonstrate strong business acumen and possess a blend of general Business, Technology and Security competencies.  Specifically, this individual must have a versatile background, be a critical thinker, be comfortable with technical troubleshooting, and possess a proven ability to deliver cybersecurity risk mitigation strategy across the security stack.  Must have a vast overall knowledge of the IT security space.  Must be a self-starter and able to deliver results with minimal supervision.


Interfaces extensively with functional users (security analysts) to assure the effectiveness of the solution and address escalated enterprise user concerns.

Able to work flexible hours and/or on-call rotations.

Agent version management, quality assurance, and deployment.

Maintain and measure endpoint security solution health.

Proactively monitor and provide service assurance for supported services.

Developing, automating, and maintaining EDR strategies.

May provide direction to peers or PM’s leading projects for EP platform applications including ensuring delivery of business requirements and provide analysis and solutions for potential problems.

Identify and coordinate native host configurations to enhance security posture.

Consults other IT stakeholders within business lines to ensure alignment of initiatives and strategies.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop cohesive working relationships with internal and external clients.','','','!*!Minimum: 

Strong communication, planning, documentation and organizational skills

Ability to work independently, set project goals, and achieve milestones with minimal direction

Ability to work collaboratively, across teams, driving toward common goals, and working within standardized processes

5 years of hands-on technical skills and experience with enterprise endpoint security solutions deployed at scale for >20K endpoints

Knowledge of, and experience applying activities associated with endpoint software agent evaluation, testing, troubleshooting, deployment automation, maintenance, and updates

Experience working collaboratively across technical teams, including network and platform engineering groups, as well as support teams, to deliver and maintain endpoint solutions

Strong working knowledge information security concepts, terms, standard practices, and regulatory compliance requirements

Strong communication, planning, documentation and organizational skills


BS/BA degree in related discipline desired (i.e. Computer Science or Computer Information Technology) or 7 years equivalent experience in a related field

10 years of demonstrated hands-on experience working as a professional in the IT security space

Mac and Linux / Unix endpoint security solution knowledge and experience

Experience with endpoint and identity applications such as Cisco AMP a plus

Strong knowledge of the endpoint solutions landscape and capability from the leading vendors such as, Cisco, McAfee, Sophos, Carbon Black, Crowdstrike, Tanium, and open source alternatives

CISSP, Solution-specific technical certification(s)

Experience implementing and upgrading software on Windows/Linux platforms

Working knowledge of Powershell, GPO, or SCCM

Experience with MS SQL

Certified in Bit9 Carbon Black Protect and/or CB Response Administration

Knowledge of malware analysis through 3rd Party connectors such as Palo Alto (WildFire) and Microsoft SCEP

Experience with Splunk/Arcsight log analysis


 ','!*!About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.','Cox Communications, Inc.','US-GA-Atlanta-6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd','','Regular','Individual Contributor','Day Job','','No','Full-time','Ongoing','Endpoint Security Specialist

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Cox Enterprises, Inc.
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Company Profile
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $16 billion and approximately 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms); and Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions). The company's major national brands include, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, and Valpak.

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