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Job #: R-00043028
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Digital Forensics Analyst with strong hands-on knowledge with the development of insider threat programs and software; utilizing big data analytics and various other technologies to join our Cybersecurity Intelligence & Response Team (CSIRT) in Gaithersburg - MD. The analyst will directly support the insider threat program and handle the design, testing, deployment, maintenance, operation, and evolution of the system.  This will include the development of User Behavior Analytics (UBA) via data mining and the review of large amounts of various data types to detect and create indicators for potential insider threat activity. The analyst will support cyber security initiatives through both predictive and reactive analysis, articulating emerging trends to leadership and staff.


  • Directly support the insider threat function by integrating, evaluating, and interpreting multiple sources of information to detect foreign, criminal, and insider threats.
  • Develop, maintain, and evolve an automated capability to data mine and analyze large volumes of data to identify potential insider threat behaviors, indicators or other activity.
  • Create Tactics Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) for identifying insider threats and brief team members and other involved parties on emerging threats.
  • Gather, integrate, review, analyze, and respond to information derived from Insider Threat, Counter-Intel, Security, legal, HR and other information sources in order to identify potential insider threat concerns.
  • Shall document user activity monitoring triggers and behavioral indicators, which will be utilized to identify potential insider threats. Identify gaps and create necessary adjustments to account for them.
  • Serve as technical resource to coworkers and customers and provides as-needed guidance in insider threat detections, development and other techniques.
  • Provide analytic case support to investigations, administrative or security inquiries, counterintelligence risk assessments, or other assessments as needed
  • Execute and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Insider Threat Program
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams which can include, counterintelligence, legal, privacy, human resources, cyber, personnel security
  • Job responsibilities may include: Security Alerting Response, Workflow Management Input, Data Analysis & Correlation, Incident Handling (coordination of resources and response efforts), Threat Classification, Critical Incident Escalation, Mitigation Coordination and embracing defined SOC operational and functional policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor's degree and 4-8 years or Master’s degree with minimum 2 years of technical experience that demonstrates knowledge of cyber security and insider threat investigations.
  • Ability to function in a fast moving and complex collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and customers, both internal and external to the organization, to leverage analytical and technical expertise.
  • Advanced understanding of Insider Threat investigations, reporting, tools, and detection methods.
  • Deep Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] and Internet Protocol [IP], services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to provide network communications
  • Advanced knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption, etc).
  • Demonstrated Experience with Splunk (preferred) or other SIEM-type platforms
  • Strong Understanding of managing large sets of complex datasets
  • US Citizenship is required


  • Experience in investigative and litigation support principles and methodologies
  • Knowledge of system administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques for Windows and Unix
  • Programming experience and customized script development (Python preferred)
  • Skilled in preserving evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards.
  • Knowledge of packet-level analysis
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles
  • Knowledge of operating system command-line tools
  • Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined
  • Knowledge of database systems
  • Knowledge of new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies
  • Skilled in conducting trend analysis
  • Able to acquire and maintain a Secret clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Operations


About Leidos

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

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