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Job #: R-00096477
Location: Windsor Mill, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The 1901 Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Insider Threat Sr. SME to work in Baltimore, MD. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Leidos mission.  This mission is full time/permanent and will support a US Government civilian agency.

Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Gathering and analyzing of network traffic information through User Behavior Analytics to identify anomalies or suspicious behaviors that indicates a potential insider threat concern.
  •  Assist with operational management of Insider Threat team.
  • Contribute to insider threat incident response and management reporting.
  • Monitoring security events to identify potential insider threat issues and vulnerabilities.
  • Conduct vulnerability and threat assessments.
  • Analyzes and develops insider threat assessments and reports for the Insider Threat team lead or designated representative.
  • Provides insider threat assessment briefings and updates for leadership, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Maintains, manages, and documents systems and/or tools used and the procedures for storing, managing, and sharing of insider threat information.
  • Maintains constant communication with other operation teams for collaboration, process optimization, tools tuning, information sharing and insider threat response.
  • Conducts classified and open-source review of information for potential insider threat issues.
  • Identifying vulnerable process and/or functional activities to provide assistance in training and mitigation or management of the risks.
  • Publish annual Insider Threat vulnerability assessment report.
  • Publish quarterly trends and analysis report.

Basic Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen – Active "Top Secret” level clearance and be eligible for SCI. (SF-86 submission required)
  • Bachelors Degree, or equivalent experience in lieu of degree
  • 4 years' experience working within an Insider Threat program and/or Counterintelligence program
  • Proficiency in writing and reviewing executive level technical reporting
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent customer relations skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience running an insider threat investigation and the investigative process.
  • Experience briefing stakeholders on investigative findings
  • Experience with user behavior analytics tools
  • Experience in data loss prevention
  • Experience performing analysis of log files to include individual host logs, network logs, and firewall logs
  • Working knowledge of common cyber threats such as ransomware, malware, DOS, man-in-the-middle, and phishing
  • Counterintelligence and/or insider threat analyst certification(s) (e.g., Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, Department of Defense Counterintelligence Courses, Carnegie Mellon University Insider Threat Programs)
  • US Citizenship Required 

Clearance Requirements:

  • Active "Top Secret” level clearance and be eligible for SCI. (SF-86 submission required)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 6 to 8 years experience Insider Threat program and/or Counterintelligence program
  • Experience liaising with local, state, or federal law enforcement pertaining to investigative hand-offs
  • Experience liaising with local, state, or federal law enforcement pertaining to investigative hand-offs
  • Experience and understanding of legal requirements for the conduct of investigations and the handling of investigative materials Experience with and knowledge of common SOC tools such as Splunk, RSA Security Analytics, and Akamai WAF
  • Experience with financial crimes investigations 
  • Additional years of experience are excepted in lieu of degree

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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