Cyber Analyst

Halfaker and Associates   •  

Martinsburg, WV

Industry: Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 56 days ago

Job Description

Halfaker and Associates, LLC, an award winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas ofCyber Security, Data Analytics, Software Engineering and IT Infrastructure to improve the health, security and well-being of all Americans. Our commitment to excellence and our vision to "Continue to Serve" has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies in the health, defense, security and intelligence sectors. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we have employees nationwide and were recently named a 2018 Top Work Placeby the Washington Post. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with Halfaker.

Halfaker has an opening for a Cyber Analyst to join our talented, dynamic team. The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Monitoring various security tools (e.g., Splunk, SourceFire, Cisco ASA) to identify potential incidents, network intrusions, and malware events, etc. to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of architecture and information systems are protected
  • Monitor 100 percent of all internal and external network traffic
  • Reviewing and analyzing log files to report any unusual or suspect activities
  • Utilize incident response use-case workflows to follow established and repeatable processes for triaging and escalating
  • Generating trouble tickets and performing initial validation and triage to determine whether incidents are security events using open source intelligence (OSINT)
  • Following established incident response procedures to ensure proper escalation, analysis and resolution of security incidents
  • Analyzing and correlating incident event data to develop preliminary root cause and corresponding remediation strategy
  • Providing technical support for new detection capabilities, recommendations to improve upon existing tools/capabilities to protect the network, and assessments for High Value Assets
  • Developing and maintaining Incident Response procedures and Security SOPs
  • Communicate effectively to all customers and stakeholders
  • Work with other contract teams to effectively respond to cyber incidents

Required Skills

  • Experience with advanced cyber security tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks
  • Experience interpreting and implementing cyber security regulations

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of three years of experience performing network and host advanced analytics principles and methods, and information security processes and techniques
  • Must be able to successfully undergo a Veterans Affairs High Security Investigation (VA BI)

Halfaker and Associates, LLC, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions