IDS Cyber Security Analyst

McLean, VA

Job ID: 124903 Industry: Government

IDS CYBER SECURITY ANALYST

Candidate MUST HAVE a TS/SCI with Polygraph  security clearance in order to be considered. 

Job Description:

The contract provides Computer Network Defense and Analysis (CND) to the customer’ s network.   Because the customer allows their user community to access their personal email accounts while on site, there is a lot of spam hitting their network regularly.   This contract is responsible for the 24 x 7 x 365 protection of the customer’ s network from maliciously intended viruses and attacks on their network.   As part of this they are looking for two Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) Cyber Security Analysts to come and join their team.

 

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

As a Cyber Security Analyst, the tasks will include analyzing all relevant cyber security event data and other data sources for attack indicators and potential security breaches; produce reports, assist  in coordination during incidents; and coordinate with the O&M team to maintain all security monitoring systems are on-line, up to date, and fully operational.  This tasks references analytical responsibilities for all systems and /or projects within CIRT. To include all existing and future network and host-based protection.
  • Monitor intrusion detection and prevention systems and other security event data sources on a 24x7x365 basis.  Determine if security events monitored should be escalated to incidents and follow all applicable incident response and reporting processes and procedures.
  • Ability to problem solve, ask questions, and discover why things are happening.
  • Correlate data from intrusion detection and prevention systems with data from other sources such as firewall, web server, and DNS logs.
  • Analyst are responsible for tuning and filtering of events and information, creating custom views  and content using all available  tools following an approved methodology and with approval of concurrence from the Staff management.
  • Provide support for the Government CIRT Hotline and appropriately document each call in an existing tracking database for this purpose.
  • Coordinate with the O&M team to ensure production CIRT systems are operational.
  • Review assembled data with firewall administrators, engineering, system administrators and other appropriate groups to determine the risk of a given event.
  • Establish procedures for handling each security event detected.
  • Analyst should all be able to create custom content and develop new use cases to better correlate security event information.
  • Develop and utilize “ Case Management” processes for incident and resolution tracking. The processes should also be used for historic recording of all anomalous or suspicious activity.  Currently, processes in place now use the JIRA tool.
  • Identify misuse, malware, or unauthorized activity on monitored networks. Report the activity appropriately as determined by CIRT Management.
  • Maintain proficiency and skills through relevant training, on-the-job training and self-study.
  • Answer the Government CIRT Hotline and appropriately document each call in an existing tracking database for his purpose.
  • Monitoring and responding to the CIRT e-mail addresses.
  • Monitor, document and respond to centrally collected virus data.

Required:
  • A bachelor’ s degree
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in cyber security analysis, incident response, or related experience.
  • 8570-compliant IAT Level I or CND-A

Job Type: Full Time  

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