Leidos has a current job opportunity for an experienced Cybersecurity Analyst to work the swing shift (1400-2200hrs) on the DISA GSM-O program at the Pentagon, Washington, DC.
This position provides 24x7 cybersecurity monitoring services for Joint Service Provider networks. This includes performing real-time cyber threat intelligence analysis, correlating actionable security events, performing network traffic analysis using raw packet data, and participating in the coordination of resources during the incident response process. There are three available shifts: days, swings (second shift), and mids.
•Analyze events and alerts from endpoints, IDS/IPS, netflow, and custom sensors to identify, investigate, contain, and eradicate compromises on customer networks/endpoints.
•Review log files, pivot and correlate between data sets, and document evidence and findings for all incident investigations.
•Review analysis of peers and less experienced analysts for accuracy, quality, and adherence to SOC standards.
•Clearly capture analysis, findings, and actions in a case/knowledge management system.
•Create and distribute incident reports to customers and higher headquarters.
•Conduct research (closed source, open source, Intel sourced) to stay abreast of attack vectors, actor TTPs, and current trends and reporting.
•Help tune tools to remove false positives and noisy signatures.
•Mentor junior analysts on processes, technologies, and help them improve their analytical skills.
•Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience; additional work experience or Cyber courses/certifications may be substituted in lieu of degree.
•6+ years of prior incident handling/response experience
•Defensive cybersecurity experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
•Deep understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
•Familiarity or experience in Intelligence Driven Defense, Cyber Kill Chain methodology, and/or MITRE ATT&CK framework.
•Significant experience and proficiency using and/or analyzing information from the following capabilities: Anti-Virus, HIPS/HBSS, IDS/IPS, Full Packet Capture, Network Forensics.
•Demonstrated sound understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements.
•Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings
•DoD 8570 IAT level II or higher certification such as CompTIA Security+ CE, ISC2 SSCP, SANS GSEC prior to starting.
•DoD 8570 CSSP-A level Certification such as CEH, CySA+, GCIA or other certification is required within 6 months of start.
•Demonstrated commitment to training, self-study and maintaining proficiency in the technical cybersecurity domain and an ability to think and work independently
•Substantial hands-on experience analyzing high volumes of logs, network data (e.g. Netflow, Full Packet Capture), and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations.
•Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
•Willing to perform shift work, including weekend hours.
•Must be a US Citizen.
•Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance
•Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Eligible (DIA Adjudicated or capable of reciprocal acceptance by DIA)
•In-depth knowledge of architecture, engineering, and operations of at least one enterprise SIEM platform (e.g. ArcSight, Splunk, Nitro/McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, QRadar, LogLogic).
•Experience with malware analysis concepts and methods.
•Unix/Linux command line experience.
•Scripting and programming experience.
External Referral Eligible
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:$3000
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
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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