Do you want to grow your career and be part of a team solving critical challenges that affect the world? Then Leidos is the place for you!
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 including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations.
The CBP SOC is responsible for the overall security of CBP Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations.
Leidos has an immediate need for a Cyber Threat Hunter to join our CBP Team. The ideal Cyber Threat Hunter is someone who is process driven, curious, and enjoys identifying patterns and anomalies in data that are not immediately obvious. The Cyber Threat Hunter will:
Create Threat Models to better understand the CBP IT Enterprise, identify defensive gaps, and prioritize mitigations
Author, update, and maintain SOPs, playbooks, work instructions
Utilize Threat Intelligence and Threat Models to create threat hypotheses
Plan and scope Threat Hunt Missions to verify threat hypotheses
Proactively and iteratively search through systems and networks to detect advanced threats
Analyze host, network, and application logs in addition to malware and code
Prepare and report risk analysis and threat findings to appropriate stakeholders
Create, recommend, and assist with development of new security content as the result of hunt missions to include signatures, alerts, workflows, and automation
Coordinate with different teams to improve threat detection, response, and improve overall security posture of the Enterprise
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Expertise in network and host based analysis and investigation
Demonstrated experience planning and executing threat hunt missions
Understanding of complex Enterprise networks to include routing, switching, firewalls, proxies, load balancers
Working knowledge of common (HTTP, DNS, SMB, etc) networking protocols
Familiar with operation of both Windows and Linux based systems
Proficient with scripting languages such as Python or PowerShell
Familiarity with Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL) and/or Elastic Domain Specific Language (DSL)
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 degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 12 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on CyberSecurity
Should have 4 years of experience serving as a SOC Analyst or Incident Responder
Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated
Must have one of the following certifications:
SANS GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler)
SANS GCFA (GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst)
SANS GCIA (GIAC Certified Intrustion Analyst)
SANS GNFA (GIAC Network Forensic Analyst)
SANS GWAPT (GIAC Web Application Pentester)
SANS GPEN (GIAC Penetration Tester)
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:5000
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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