The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to CBP networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CBP information systems.
Leidos has an immediate need for a talented Cyber Threat Intelligence Tier 3 Analyst to join our team supporting the CBP SOC program.
The Cyber Threat Intel Analyst will need a strong cyber security background with experience with the following:
Identify, track and investigate high priority threat campaigns, malicious actors with the interest, capability and TTPs (Techniques, Tactics and Procedures).
Bring a comprehensive understanding, analyzing and tracking the cyber threat landscape, including identifying and analyzing cyber threats actors, APT TTPs and/or activities to enhance cybersecurity posture of an the organization’s IT operating environment.
The candidate must currently possess a Top Secret/SCI Clearance. In addition to clearance requirement, all CBP personnel must have a current or be able to favorably pass a 5 year background investigation (BI).
BS in IT related field or higher and 12+ years’ experience in an information technology field with a minimum of 7 years of experience as a Tier III senior cyber security analyst performing intelligence analysis, collection management, and technical analysis.
Two years of recent experience with host-based and network based security monitoring solutions and to include security content recommendation or development (host based and network signatures).
Maintain and drive the development of new reports of Cyber Threat Intelligence analysis to peers, management and customer teams for purposes of situational awareness and making threat intelligence actionable.
Provide support to the Security Operations Center during incident response and threat hunting activities that includes cyber threat analysis support, research, recommending relevant remediation and mitigation.
Conduct trending and correlation of various cyber intelligence sources for the purposes of indicator collection, shifts in TTPs, attribution and establishing countermeasures to increase cyber resiliency
Proficient in one more of the following computer languages Python, Bash, Visual Basic or Powershell in order to support cyber threat detection or reporting
Host-based and network based forensics related to the identification of advanced cyber threat activities, intrusion detection, incident response, malware analysis, and security content development (e.g., signatures, rules etc.); and cyber threat intelligence.
Deep understanding of Cyber Kill Chain and applicable analytic models such the Diamond Model
Strong written and oral communication skills
- Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).
- Previous DOD, IC or Law Enforcement Intelligence or Counter Intelligence Training/Experience.
- Knowledge of Structured Analytic Technique
- Developing scripts to support cyber threat detection that outputs results in a variety of formats, such as VB scripts,Python, C++, HTML, XML or other type most appropriate for the task.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Cyber Operations
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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