Leidos is seeking a Junior Cyber Network Defense Analyst to join our team on a highly visible cyber security single-award IDIQ vehicle that provides security operations center (SOC) support, cyber analysis, application development, and a 24x7x365 support staff.
The Monitoring and Analysis team provide 24x7 support across 4 different shifts. We have Front half shifts (day and night) and back half shifts (day and night). The front half shift will work 12 hour shifts from Sunday – Tuesday and alternating Wednesdays. The back half shift will work 12 hour shifts from Thursday – Saturday and alternating Wednesdays. Candidates must have the ability to work non-core hours, if necessary.
Utilize a SIEM for enterprise monitoring and detection
Create Security Event Notifications to document investigation findings
Perform critical thinking and analysis to investigate cyber security alerts
Analyze network traffic using enterprise tools (e.g. Full PCAP, Firewall, Proxy logs, IDS logs, etc)
Collaborate with team members to analyze an alert or a threat
Stay up to date with latest threats
Monitor shared email box for notifications and requests
Utilize OSINT to aid in their investigation
Contribute to content tuning requests
All Junior Cyber Network Defense Analyst candidates shall have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field AND a minimum of four (4) years professional experience in the areas listed below:
Help desk/IT support
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual in pursuit of a career in cyber security.
Candidates should also demonstrate the following:
Familiarity with a SOC’s purpose and role within an organization
General understanding of common network ports and protocols (e.g. TCP/UDP, HTTP, ICMP, DNS, SMTP, etc)
Familiarity with network topologies and network security device functions (e.g. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Proxy, DNS, etc).
Familiarity with packet analysis tools such as Wireshark
Able to perform critical thinking and analysis to investigate cyber security alerts
Familiarity with common malware and attack vectors
Familiarity with Windows operating systems and standard OS logging
Familiarity with Antivirus, DLP, and host based firewalls
Must have at least one of the following certifications:
Comptia: Security+, Network+, CASP
SANS GIAC: GCIA, GCIH, GCFA, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFE, GREM, GXPN, GMON, GISF, or GCIH
EC Council: CEH, CHFI, LPT, ECSA
ISC2: CCFP, CCSP, CISSP CERT CSIH
Offensive Security: OSCP, OSCE, OSWP and OSEE
Must have current TS/SCI. In addition to specific security clearance requirements, all Department of Homeland Security SOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program.
Familiar with SOC methodologies and processes