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Job #: R-00045816
Location: St. Louis, MO
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has multiple openings for Cyber Security Analysts at Scott Air Force Base, IL. 

Enjoy learning about the latest open source security tool announced by one of the security researchers you follow on Twitter? Are your favorite kinds of bears the fancy and cozy type? If yes, this position may be for you. We are looking for experienced and motivated security analysts with a passion for threat hunting to join our team responsible for identifying, correlating, tracking & reporting network/host anomalies and intrusions. The ideal candidate will meet most of the qualifications below as well as have strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to create complex technical reports on analytical findings, be committed to self-study, and have a desire to keep up with the latest industry news. Don't necessarily meet the qualifications below but are curious (curiosity > *) and passionate about the field? Let's chat anyway!

•Hunt for cyber threats using available tools and data sources 
•Detect, respond to, and report threats across the DOD Information Network to customers and USCYBERCOM
•Review intelligence sources for actionable threats
•Identify Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and integrate those into sensors and SIEMs

•DoD 8570 IAT II (Sec+, CySA+, CISSP, etc.) prior to starting and CSSP-A Certification (CEH, CySA+, GCIA, GCIH, etc.) within 180 days of hire.
•Minimum SECRET security clearance. TOP SECRET SCI Eligible preferred.
•Experience identifying network anomalies via raw Firewall, Proxy, Netflow, DNS logs & PCAP.
•Experience identifying host anomalies via Windows Event logs, Sysinternals Sysmon, Process Explorer/Monitor, Autoruns, etc..
•Experience analyzing logs produced by "Next-Gen" AV / Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) solutions such as Microsoft Defender ATP, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike Falcon.
•Advanced understanding of offensive security to include common attack methods and adversary simulation tools/frameworks.
•Familiar with Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups, campaigns and intrusion sets.
•Familiar with models/frameworks such as MITRE ATT&CK(tm), LM Cyber Kill Chain(r), Pyramid of Pain, etc..
•Working knowledge of at least one programming language (Python, Go, Ruby, etc..)
•Working knowledge of at least one Windows scripting language (PowerShell, VBScript, creation of batch files, etc..)
•Understanding of YARA rules, experience writing rules to identify and classify malware samples is a plus.
•Linux command line experience / bash scripting knowledge.
•Knowledge of malware analysis concepts and methods.
•Knowledge of resources such as RiskIQ PassiveTotal, VirusTotal, DomainTools,, etc.. and their use for identifying contributing information for an event.
•Experience with SIEM or log management solutions such as Splunk / Splunk ES, ELK Stack, Graylog, Azure Sentinel.
•Understanding of how to pivot across multiple datasets to correlate artifacts for a single security event .  


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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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