Security Operations Analyst Job Listing at AT&T in Herndon, VA
Seeking experienced security incident response operations analysts to manage confidentiality, integrity, and availability of internal and customer-facing networks and protection of vital information from cyber adversaries. This position will involve cybersecurity incident response threat validation and reporting, incident and threat coordination and communication, participation in the development of cyber analysis growth and improvement opportunities and advisory boards, extensive writing and briefing opportunities, certification & accreditation activities, and developing reports and risk assessments for several government programs
The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, customer-focused, team player, and be able to coordinate and collaborate on multiple issues simultaneously with many stakeholders. Candidate must have relevant networking experience (e.g. TCP/IP stack, DNS, BGP, metadata, IDS/IPS) and be able to serve as a Subject Matter Expert in security event identification, known threat validation and analysis, and network vulnerability analysis and reporting. Candidates must have expertise in security information and event management tools (HP, Trustwave, OSSIM, etc.), collecting and analyzing host-based (Windows, Linux, or Solaris) and network-based data, using Computer Network Defense or forensic tools, gathering and interpreting information, performing Internet research, identifying mitigation strategies, and effectively communicating results. Should have demonstrated analytic ability to discover unknown, suspicious or exploitation activity and analyze exploitation opportunities and expertise to evaluate and recommend information security enhancements, product upgrades, and tools to ensure minimal exposures. Security+, GCIA, CEH, CIH, or CISSP certification is required. Excellent communications skills, that include the ability to provide formal documentation of analysis and/or research results to include briefings, reports, writing, training of lower tiers, and editing at a technical/professional level, are required. Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, as a minimum, in a related field such as math, science, computing, or engineering. A minimum of 5 years of relevant cybersecurity experience is required. Must be flexible with work hours and willing to work shifts when required to meet mission needs.
Required Clearance: Must have and be able to maintain a TS/SCI clearance with a CI polygraph
Desired: Incident handling with 8-10 years security operations center expertise supporting customer-facing elements and internal security information management systems. Prior experience with open source vulnerability tools such as nmap, autoscan, nessus, Wireshark, snort, etc is desired. Understanding of government Tier 2 security operations center roles and responsibilities, computer network defense playbooks and incident response plans, and business continuity plans related to security operations are desired. Relevant cybersecurity experience with Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, or Federal Bureau of Investigation desired.
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