Cyber Security Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
ID
2021-1088
Category
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Federal Data Systems is looking for a Cyber Security Analyst to provide 24x7 cybersecurity monitoring services for Joint Service Provider networks. This includes performing real-time cyber threat intelligence analysis, correlating actionable security events, performing network traffic analysis using raw packet data, and participating in the coordination of resources during the incident response process. There are three available shifts: days, swings (second shift), and mids. The current position will be days.

Essential Job Functions

· Utilize alerts from endpoints, IDS/IPS, netflow, and custom sensors to identify compromises on customer networks/endpoints.

· Review massive log files, pivot between data sets, and correlate evidence for incident investigations.

· Triage alerts to identify malicious actors on customer networks.

· Document analysis, findings, and actions in a case/knowledge management system.

· Create and distribute incident reports to customers and higher headquarters.

Minimum Required Qualifications

· Due to the nature of this position and the information that employees will be required to access; U.S. Citizenship is required.

· Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience; additional work experience or Cyber courses/certifications may be substituted in lieu of degree.

· 4+ years of prior incident handling/response experience.

 Required Security Clearance: DoD Secret security clearance.

 

Required Certifications:

· DoD 8570 IAT level II or higher certification such as CompTIA Security+ CE, ISC2 SSCP, SANS GSEC prior to starting.

· DoD 8570 CSSP-A level Certification such as CEH, CySA+, GCIA prior to starting.

 

· CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.

· Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

· Demonstrated sound understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements.

· Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.

· Demonstrated commitment to training, self-study and maintaining proficiency in the technical cybersecurity domain and an ability to think and work independently.

· Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.

· Willing to perform shift work, including weekend hours.

 

Desired/Preferred Skills:

· Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Eligible (DIA Adjudicated or capable of reciprocal acceptance by DIA).

· Demonstrated hands-on experience analyzing high volumes of logs, network data (e.g. Netflow, Full Packet Capture), and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations.

· In-depth knowledge of architecture, engineering, and operations of at least one enterprise SIEM platform (e.g. ArcSight, Splunk, Nitro/McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, QRadar, LogLogic).

· Experience and proficiency with any of the following: Anti-Virus, HIPS/HBSS, IDS/IPS, Full Packet Capture, Network Forensics.

· Experience with malware analysis concepts and methods.

· Unix/Linux command line experience.

· Scripting and programming experience.

· Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.

· Familiarity or experience in Intelligence Driven Defense, Cyber Kill Chain methodology, and/or MITRE ATT&CK framework.

 

Working Conditions:

Work is typically based in a busy office environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Business work hours are normally set from Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, however some extended or weekend hours may be required. Additional details on the precise hours will be informed to the candidate from the Program Manager/Hiring Manager.

 

Physical Requirements:

May be required to lift and carry items weighting up to 25 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.

 

Background Screening/Check/Investigation:

Successful Completion of a Background Screening/Check/Investigation will be required as a condition of hire.

 

Benefits:

Federal Data Systems, LLC offers competitive compensation, a flexible benefits package, career development opportunities that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Benefits include, not all inclusive – Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance, Paid Time-Off & Company Paid Holidays, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities.

 

Other:

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

 

Federal Data Systems, LLC (FEDDATA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. That does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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