Job Description

Title: Sr Cyber Security Threat Analyst

Status: Full-time

Location: Reston, VA

Travel: up to 10%

 

Purpose:  To perform threat intelligence client services, research, and mentoring of SOC Analysts in our MSSP business; triage and analyze security alerts and events from our client’s MSSP platform with other SOC Analysts; provide first and second level technical resolution for security alerts and SOC service requests in coordination with SOC Analyst.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing, identifying and eliminating customer security alerts;
  • Perform research and coordination with other threat exchange labs around the globe to continue to build the threat intelligence, correlation directives, into our Cyber Security solution;
  • Engage with clients around our SOC services and Cyber Security Monitoring solution;
  • Mentor SOC Analyst team;
  • Continuous Global Threat research to add intelligence and correlation directives to our Cyber Security SIEM solution;
  • Work with our Cyber Security partners on integrating their feeds/logs into our systems, especially our partner threat intelligence exchange;
  • Log and record all alerts with integrated ticketing;
  • Identify weaknesses in customer infrastructures and suggest improvements;
  • Apply technical and analytical skills to handle security incidents and threats;
  • Resolve or escalate incidents when necessary and provide recommendations for resolution;
  • Provide timely and reliable service to customers;
  • Maintain knowledge on the latest vulnerabilities, exploits and other threat information;
  • Operation of the Security Monitoring and ticketing systems platform;
  • Integrate customer environments;
  • Mentor and train customers using and operating the client portal portions of the security Monitoring and ticketing system platform;
  • Document solutions, process, or procedures and present in written document, verbally on the phone, or in person;?
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years of technical experience in networking and cyber security;
  • Extensive and impressive technical knowledge;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent demonstrated experience and knowledge;
  • 24x7 NOC / SOC experience;
  • Extensive experience as a System and/or Network Administrator;
  • Knowledge of configuring and implementing technical security solutions (Firewalls, NIDS, HIDS, OSSEC, SIEM, Antivirus, Antispam, etc.);
  • Customer-oriented focus with a strong interest to satisfy our customers;
  • Solid understanding of networking and security;
  • Requirement for on-call work and working in a 24x7 environment;
  • Security and networking familiarity with any of the following:
    • Routing and networking
    • TCP/IP protocols such as SMTP, HTTP, POP3, IMAP
    • Command line interfaces
  • Linux user and administrator experience;
  • Keen ability to troubleshoot technical and security problems;

 

Other desired knowledge, skills or attributes:

  • Experience in working with or for a MSSP
  • Programming / shell scripting experience (PERL, Python, Java, shell scripts, etc.)
  • Curiosity and strong desire to constantly learn
  • A self-starter with the ability to work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment;
  • Excellent oral and communication skills;
  • Strong ability to balance multiple priorities in a high demand environment;

 

The overall well-being of our employees and their families is important, and our client provides many valuable benefits, programs and tools to help manage the various phases, developments, and priorities in your life which include:

  • Medical and dental insurance coverage;
  • FSA- health and dependent care expenses;
  • Life insurance;
  • Short and long-term disability insurance;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • 401(k) retirement plan;
  • Competitive base salary;
  • Discounted gym membership.

 

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