Cyber Security Associate 3 (Cyber Security Analyst - Shift 2)

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/10/17
8 - 10 years experience
Energy & Environmental Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/10/17

Company/Position Overview

The successful candidate must be well-versed in security operations, cybersecurity tools, intrusion detection, and secured networks. They will serve as an expert and be responsible for providing network and security operations technical analysis, assessment and recommendations in the areas of real-time security situational awareness, operational network system and applications systems security monitoring.


  • Monitoring various security tools (e.g., Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, SourceFire, Cisco ASA) to identify potential incidents, network intrusions, and malware events, etc. to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of VA architecture and information systems are protected
  • 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 securityevents using open source intelligence (OSINT)
  • Following established incident response procedures to ensure proper escalation, analysis and resolution of security incidents
  • Reporting incidents to US CERT and providing detailed information for use in after action reports
  • 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 VA network, and assessments for
  • High Value Assets
  • Supporting on-site during one of the following shift times:
    o 6AM – 2:30PM
    o 2:00PM – 10:30PM
    o 10PM – 6:30AM

Mandatory Qualifications (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills)

  • Competency: Career/Senior
  • Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of the job. Complete understanding of the general and detailed aspects of the job, and its application.
  • Problem Solving: Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.
  • Supervision: Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives
  • Education / Experience: Bachelors degree in computer science, electronics engineering or otherengineering or technical discipline, 10 years of experience or 8 additional years of relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • PWS Specified Certifications: Must have at least one of the following certifications or able to obtain in the first 120 days: GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst; GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Background Investigation: Must be able to pass and maintain a Government Background Investigation

Job ID 2017-5622

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