Full Time Job

Security Analyst


Alexandria, VA 11-17-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The Senior Security Analyst II is responsible for the design, configuration, testing, and deployment of on-prem and cloud services. They will provide Incident Response, threat hunting and proactive support of all development activities in both the cloud and on-prem environments.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Ensuring anomalous activity is detected and the potential impact of events is understood.
• Ensuring that information systems and assets are monitored to identify cybersecurity events and verify the effectiveness of protective measures.
• Ensuring detection processes and procedures are maintained and tested to ensure awareness of anomalous events.
• Ensuring response activities are coordinated with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., external support from service providers).
• Ensuring analysis is conducted to ensure effective response and support recovery activities.
• Ensuring activities are performed to prevent expansion of an event, mitigate its effects, and resolve the incident.
• Ensuring response processes and procedures are executed and maintained, to ensure response to detected cybersecurity incidents.
• Ensuring recovery processes and procedures are executed and maintained to ensure restoration of systems or assets affected by cybersecurity incidents.
• Ensuring recovery planning and processes are improved by incorporating lessons learned into future activities.
• Ensuring restoration activities are coordinated with internal and external parties (e.g. coordinating centers, other CSIRTs, and vendors).
• Additional activities as necessary to support the overall cybersecurity and PBS mission.

Requirements for success:

Experience requirement:
• Minimum of 3 years' experience working as a systems engineer or administrator.
• Minimum of 4 years' experience working as a security analyst.
• Minimum of 5 years' cybersecurity experience.

Education and/or certification requirement:
• GCIH, GCIA, GMON, GCED, or equivalent GIAC defense focused certifications desired.
• Certifications by EC-Council, ISC2, Cisco, Microsoft, Fortinet, CompTIA, Offensive Security, etc. to be considered based on relevance to defensive cybersecurity operations.
• Bachelor's Degree in a related field such as cybersecurity, information technology, or computer science; equivalent combination of experience may be considered.

Skills and abilities:
• Ability to participate as a technical lead on all projects requiring cybersecurity expertise and consultation.
• Ability to lead a Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and Managed Security Services Partners (MSSPs) in the execution of daily incident response activities.
• Ability to deploy, integrate, configure, and maintain systems which comprise the overall cybersecurity technology stack.
• Ability to communicate complex cybersecurity concepts in a clear and concise manner for laypersons unfamiliar with cybersecurity and/or IT concepts.
• Desire and ability to help drive organizational adoption and buy-in of cybersecurity policies and standards across the PBS ecosystem.
• Eagerness to develop, grow, and maintain strong inter-team relationships across the business to aid in the accomplishment of the PBS mission

Preferred qualifications:
• Expert knowledge in the following technologies and concepts: DFIR, IAM, PAM, DLP, NGFW, EDR, SIEM, IDS/IPS.
• Strong foundational knowledge in IT technologies and concepts not limited to email security technologies, application security, cloud security (IaaS & PaaS, etc.), MITRE ATT&CK, SIEM, SOAR, CASB, MSSPs, DNS, Linux, Windows.
• Fundamental knowledge of NIST, MDM, OWASP, PowerShell/Python/JavaScript, MacOS, malware analysis, LOLBAS, vulnerability management, WAF, CIS Benchmarks.

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk6oq8-44-212-94-18-42 in your application.

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