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Cyber Security Analyst

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos has an opening for a Cyber Security Analyst in San Antonio, TX.

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 Linux utilities such as tcpdump, sed, awk, and grep together
Intermediate IDS (Snort, 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 analyze 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
Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of prior IT experience, or Associate degree with 6+ years of experience. Additional certifications and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
3+ years' experience working in a SOC environment
Hands-on cybersecurity network defense experience (Detect and Respond) within a Computer Incident Response organization. Hands-on experience with a Security Information and Event Management tool (ArcSight, Security Onion, etc.)
Fluent in computer network Packet Capture (PCAP) analysis
DoD 8570 IAT-II and CSSP-Analyst 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 with SAP Eligibility

Preferred Qualifications
Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities.
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.

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