Security / Response Analyst (SOC) in Reston, VA

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5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

Job Summary:

Provide Computer Security Monitoring and Incident Response to the Bureau of Indian Affairs as part of a multi-person Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT).


Responsible for monitoring the integrity and security of enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks as part of an incident response team. Supports cyber security initiatives through both predictive and reactive analysis, articulating emerging trends to leadership and staff. Performs network traffic analysis utilizing raw packet data, IDS, IPS, and custom sensor output as it pertains to the cyber security of communications networks. Reviews threat data from various sources and assists Engineers with development of custom signatures for Open Source IDS or other custom detection capabilities. Correlates actionable security events from various sources including Security Information Event Management System (SIEM) data. Utilizes understanding of attack signatures, tactics, techniques and procedures associated with advanced threats.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimal of 4+ Years of general IT Experience
  • High School degree or equivalent
  • The ability to obtain a DoD approved 8570 IAT Level II certification within 6 months of employment
  • 1+ year of experience using Cyber Security tools such as (but not limited to) Splunk, Snort, wireshark, etc.
  • Must have excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as within a team environment
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a client specific Public Trust clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active/Current Security industry related certification (CyberOps, CISSP, etc.)
  • Active/Current DoD approved 8570 IAT Level II certification
  • Red Hat Linux experience