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Cyber Security Analyst II

Under moderate supervision, Cyber Security Analyst II identifies and resolves potential security breaches and vulnerabilities; maintains information security tools necessary to ensure the secure operation of IDA’s information system infrastructure; supports all aspects of incident response as directed by senior analysts; and provides technical expertise and support to projects. 
1. Executes Information Security Monitoring
  • Monitors and analyzes information security alerts from network devices and endpoints
  • Responds to and directs the response to information security incidents
  • Analyzes indicators of compromise for use in detection
2. Monitors the cyber security infrastructure 
  • Verifies systems are operating as expected
  • Identifies any issues and applies mitigations as appropriate 
  • Alerts senior analysts to complex issues
3. Supports Media Forensics and Malware Analysis 
  • Analyzes files and systems with provided tools
  • Identifies potential malware and vulnerabilities of analyzed files
  • Applies mitigations or remediations to systems with identified malware or vulnerabilities 
4. Supports Incident Response 
  • Hunts for possible compromises 
  • Creates scripts to automate repetitive tasks 
  • Analyzes systems for possible compromise 
  • Works with senior analysts to mitigate or remediate any compromise 
  • Documents all findings 
5. Supports Cybersecurity Projects 
  • Takes ownership of a cyber-security related project 
  • Interfaces with senior analysts for guidance 
  • Interfaces with professional services when needed
6. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer security, or related discipline or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Three years of experience in Information Technology which includes at least two years of experience in cyber security.
  • Experience with cyber-security and information technology (but not limited to): firewalls, networking, DNS, host security hardening, anti-virus software, and network/computer exploitation techniques. 
  • Experience with system and network vulnerabilities, intrusion monitoring, network mapping, auditing and intrusion detection systems, notification of Internet threats, and forensic response preferred.
  •  Experience with notification of Internet threats, alerts, and vulnerabilities.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision and within teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of employees.
  • Possesses or able to obtain within six months an information security certification commensurate with DoD Instruction 8570. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance.
Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.
U.S. Citizenship is required

Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required

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