Cyber Security Analyst

at Leidos
Location Gunpowder, MD
Date Posted May 5, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos is currently seeking a Cyber Security Analyst at APG.

This position provides Tier II Cyber Security Analysis to C5ISR Center Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch (SBNAB) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Security Operations Center (SOC). Beyond advising and guiding technical matters, this position is tasked with driving implementation and adoption of new tools, research, capabilities, frameworks, and methodologies while ensuring those already in use are implemented, utilized properly, and improved.

Primary Responsibilities
•Identify and offer solutions to gaps in capabilities and visibility
•Promote and drive research and implementation of automation and process efficiencies
•Intermediate command line experience that includes chaining Unix utilities such as sed, awk, and grep together 
•Intermediate IDS (Snort, Suricata, Bro/Zeek, etc.) creation and tuning, to include performing impact analysis on customer environments and review and correction of Tier I rules 
•Analysis of alert traffic plus surrounding traffic to provide context to inform analysis 
•Ability to consume open and closed source and search indicators in customer data, then generate new IDS configurations for future detection 
•Basic hunt experience that includes sifting non-alert-based traffic and deriving meaningful results in the absence of corresponding OSINT 
•Basic vulnerability awareness and able to determine applicability to customer environments, using data to establish attack attempts and success/failure 
•Maintaining current threat awareness 
•Ability to analyses complex (multipacket, multi-vector, multi-exploit, large volume) traffic and derive meaningful conclusions 
•Self-directed research, development, customization, or other contributions to process improvement 
•Continual enrichment of IDS and moderate ability to tune on the fly 
•Ability to self-educate with non-comprehensive or incomplete documentation on new concepts, protocols, and data formats

Basic Qualifications
•Require BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level. Additional certifications and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
•3+ years’ experience working in a SOC environment
•DoD 8570 IAT II certifications required prior to starting
•Advanced knowledge of solution development techniques and best practices related to demonstration, pilot, and test management and operations.
•Demonstrated advanced knowledge of industry accepted standards.
•Demonstrated experience with researching and fielding new and innovative technology;
•Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic finding.
•Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
•Must be a US Citizen.
•Candidate must possess an active TS/SCI, or a Top Secret clearance with a current SSBI, and be eligible to obtain a TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications
•Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities.
•Hands-on cybersecurity experience (Protect, Detect, Respond or Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
•Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of cybersecurity threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
•Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.
•Familiarity or experience in Intelligence Driven Defense, Cyber Kill Chain methodology, and/or MITRE ATT&CK framework.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Cyber Operations

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