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Position Title: Manager, Insider Threat Investigations
Job Code: 447218
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

This is an exciting time to join a growing global team, High Tech Investigations, responsible for cyber investigations in the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. Reporting to the Director of Incident Response and Investigations, The Manager of Insider Threat Investigations is responsible for the development, implementation, and technical leadership of the Unit’s insider threat investigations.  This position will oversee the global implementation of user behavior analytics and work with information security leaders, human resources, compliance and business partners on responding on identifying insider risk areas and investigations.


This position requires the ability to: procure technologies, configure, establish processes, and oversee an insider threat tools and investigations.  In this critical role, you will work proactively with others and develop relationships across the company and provide specialized support by gathering, handling, examining, preparing, entering, searching, retrieving, identifying and/or comparing digital and/or physical evidence. The Manager uses forensically sound procedures to determine results. Additionally, this role observes proper evidence custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings and prepares comprehensive written notes and reports.  In addition to the insider threat focus areas, the Manager will be tasked with traditional investigative and forensic activities.  Analysis of the collected information/intelligence will be utilized to improve the company’s security and investigative posture. 


In this role, you will have the opportunity to identify new tools and methods for proactively identifying misconduct involving computer technology. While the primary work location is the company’s Newark, New Jersey office, this role may be asked to participate in a variety of industry working groups and task force operations within the New York tri-state area.



  • Establish and oversee the tools, processes, and operations of user behavior analytics as well as the investigation team’s portion of an enterprise insider threat program.
  • Conduct risk-based analysis of users and groups across entire enterprise; develop investigative action plans based on findings.
  • Work with a cross section of other control functions within the Enterprise to identify and respond to insider threats.
  • Lead highly sensitive, complex, and confidential high-tech insider threat investigations into incidents of data loss and intellectual property theft, technology misuse, conflict of interest, and other types of matters.
  • Actively work with partners across numerous cyber security and investigative focus areas.
  • Forensically preserve electronically stored information (ESI) and perform data analysis in support of corporate investigations
  • Perform real-time incident handling, including forensics collections and intrusion correlations and tracking.
  • Perform enterprise threat hunting activities to identify unknown security incidents.
  • Conduct and memorialize investigative interviews and generate investigative summary reports outlining the investigation process and results.
  • Assist the High Tech Investigations Unit as necessary with other investigative engagements.


  • Bachelor's degree; Master's degree a plus.

  • Minimum 7 years professional experience, including at least five years of insider threat program experience and two years involving financial services investigations.

  • Must have a history of independently leading investigations with minimal supervision.

  • Experience performing security event and incident detection and handling in a large corporate environment, gathering and analysis of threat intelligence, computer network surveillance/monitoring.

  • Experience configuring and utilizing user and/or entity behavior analytics (UBA/UEBA) products such as Risk Fabric and Exabeam.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience using Splunk to execute complex search queries and generate reports.

  • Experience with analysis of security events from multiple sources including but not limited to events from Security Information Monitoring (SIEM) tools, network and host based intrusion detection systems, firewall logs, system logs (Unix and Windows), mainframes, mid-range, applications, and databases. 

  • Advanced knowledge of mainstream desktop/server operating systems (UNIX, Windows, OSX, Linux) and file systems (NTFS, exFAT, FAT, HFS/HFS , APFS, EXT2/3/4).

  • Advanced understanding of enterprise networking concepts and protocols.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.

  • Industry-accepted certifications a plus (EnCE, CCE, GCFE, GCFA, GCIH, GREM, CFCE, CISSP, etc.).

  • Candidate must be a licensed driver and own reliable transportation.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Legal
Schedule: Full-time
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