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Counterintelligence Investigator

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Date: Mar 23, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 44696


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


Corning Incorporated focuses on building a diverse global workforce where differences are celebrated, and employees feel safe bringing their “whole selves” to work. Our Diversity Network hosts 18 active and distinctive Employee Resource Groups. Employees have access to Allyship resources, podcasts, an internal video channel, digital learning series and trainings, all focused on building and celebrating global diversity and inclusion. Corning has been recognized as a leader in this regard and has been consistently recognized as a national employer of choice.


Corporate Investigations & Signals Operations:

  • As part of the Global Security Organization, Corporate Investigations is continually focused on raising awareness, refining processes, and utilizing forward thinking investigative techniques to lead the discovery and integration of intelligence in order to identify, analyze and resolve risk to the People, Information and Operations of Corning Incorporated. The Counterintelligence Analyst supports the corporate investigative process through multisource analysis. This role will be responsible for an assortment of analytical, operational, and investigative counterintelligence functions to defend against threats of espionage, theft of trade secrets/intellectual property, intelligence collection, and other potential risks to critical assets, technologies, programs and personnel. The Values of Integrity, Quality, and the Individual are of utmost importance to the Corporate Investigations team.


Daily Responsibilities include:

  • Collect, organize, and analyze all-source data concerning counterintelligence threats.
  • Assist investigative team with development of internal and external risk profiles and potential mitigations based on analytical findings.
  • Assist investigators in the collection and processing of data and information related to IP, Threat Assessment, Fraud, Code of Conduct and other types of cases as requested.
  • Provide research analysis and support for investigative matters.
  • Conduct extensive research, bulk data entry, and collection of information from both proprietary and open source networks.
  • Review, identify, and analyze trends and inconsistencies in reporting and research findings.
  • Contribute to case reviews, escalate cases based on standard process, and continuously calibrate activity according to investigative needs.


Required skills / Qualifications:


  • Intelligence gathering, investigation, or analytical experience and awareness in the areas of economic/industrial espionage
  • Counterintelligence investigation, analysis, or data collection/processing knowledge
  • Geopolitical awareness and analytical experience
  • Experience in conducting assessments of complex counterintelligence cases using a broad range of research methods and data collection/analysis to enhance the investigative mission.
  • International and/or geopolitical analysis experience.
  • Comfortable working in a highly flexible and adaptive environment.
  • Precise, clear, complete, and contextualized report writing.
  • Able to effectively triage urgent and or high-risk matters in an effective and objective manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to build working relationships with investigative team members, internal and external partners including law enforcement.
  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with diverse groups of individuals and at all levels of the company.
  • Ability to work with ITAR or otherwise federally regulated materials.
  • Strict adherence to the Values of Integrity and the Individual.


Desired skills:

  • Experience in data science, data mining, visualization, data management, APIs, scripting (SQL, R, Python)
  • Use of statistics for trending and anomaly detection.
  • Language fluency beyond English.
  • An understanding of Corning’s business and assets.
  • Curiosity and a drive to improve.


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s with 5+ years’ experience


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status

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