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Information Security Specialist, Staff (Westfields)

Chantilly, Virginia

Job Description: Candidate will perform the following duties: 
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of enterprise-wide cyber systems and networks
  • Supports cyber security initiatives through both predictive and reactive analysis Articulates emerging trends to leadership and staff
  • Coordinates resources during incident response efforts, driving incidents to timely and complete resolution
  • Performs network traffic analysis using raw packet data, net flow, IDS data, and custom sensor output
  • Reviews threat data and develops custom signatures
  • Correlates actionable security events and develops unique correlation techniques
  • Uses attack signatures and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to aid in Zero-Day detection
  • Uses attack signatures and TTPs associated with Advanced Persistent Threats to identify new threats and attacks
  • Conducts basic malware analysis of attacker tools, identifying indicators of compromise, and reverse engineer attacker encoding protocols
  • Interfaces with external entities, including law enforcement and intelligence community organizations
  • Provides analysis of incidents for customers by: determining the incident’s nature and formulating responses  identifying and providing the ability to surge during emergencies correlating event and incident data determining possible effects on the DODIN, customer networks, and other organizations
  • Ability to work independently and within a team as required
  • Monitors Computer Network Defense (CND) security-relevant network components
  • Performs infrastructure monitoring, performance assessment, new requirement analysis and support Additional Duties
  • Prepare and disseminate CND reports, trends, responses, mitigations, analysis, and information
  • Provide support to leadership for CND applicable activities within Protect, Detect, Respond, and Sustain
  • Support a performance-based environment with pre-determined Acceptable Levels of Performance (ALPs)
  • Support the development, documentation, and tracking of metrics relevant to the ALPs
  • Interface with government counterparts and leadership

The Information Security Specialist, Staff can have at least 0-5 or more
years in IA/
Information Systems (IS)/Cyber Network
Defense (CND)
or a related field. 

For 8570 compliance, must be able to obtain an A+ CE, Network+ CE, or
SSCP certification within 6 months.

working knowledge of both Windows and UNIX networks in homogeneous and
heterogeneous environments is a requirement. 
Exposure to or a working knowledge of Cyber Warfare techniques and
Computer Network Defense (CND) technologies is required.  Candidate should be familiar with current
DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) directive, Instruction, Policies and
Guidance documents.

candidate should have experience in the following areas:

  • Ability
    to understand various computer architecture, software applications and
    operating systems
  • Solid
    working knowledge of network security architecture
  • Understanding
    of trusted systems and their applications
  • Ability
    to apply information systems security engineering, security services and
    mechanism, threats and vulnerabilities to systems
  • Command
    Line Scripting skills (PERL, Python, PowerShell scripting) to automate
    analysis task
  • Knowledge
    of hacker TTPs Be able to conduct basic malware analysis
  • Demonstrated
    hands on experience with various static and dynamic malware analysis
  • Knowledge
    of advanced threat actor TTPs
  • Understanding
    of software exploits Ability to analyze packed and obfuscated code
  • Comprehensive
    understanding of common Windows APIs and ability to analyze shellcode
  • Good
    technical problem-solving skills
  • Communications
    and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge
    of applicable IC/DoD IA policies and NRO policies, directives and

Required Clearance: U. S. Citizen.  TSSCI with 
Polygraph required. Must have an active or reinstatable TSSCI with Polygraph to apply.

Job ID 1917902 Date posted 04/11/2019

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