Senior Technical Security Analyst - FT42302

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Senior Technical Security Analyst - FT42302
Position Type
IT - All
Number of Positions
Start Date
Arlington, VA
United States
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Job Description
The Senior Technical Security Analyst (Sr. TSA) position is within the IT Security group. Our mission is to deliver information security solutions and services that protect information assets, computing infrastructure, applications and data. The Sr. TSA will be a member of the IT Security Operations Center (SOC) and will perform a variety of hands-on, technical analysis and security response activities including monitoring of real time event data from the Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system and other sources. In addition to security monitoring, the position requires a proactive approach to hunting for and analyzing security anomalies not commonly identified by security tools. This role will help identify and prototype/build additional tools and technology to enhance detection and response capabilities. The Sr. TSA will be also responsible for administering / tuning various security systems including the SIEM, anti-malware solutions and forensic analysis tools to enhance their effectiveness in identifying, alerting or blocking threats. Responsibilities: : Proactive research and identification of security anomalies. : Provide guidance and support to SOC analysts in analyzing security incidents. : Administer and tune security systems and tools used by the SOC. : Monitor and analyze events from networks, applications, hosts and databases. : Investigate network traffic and logs to identify security incidents. : Coordinate with and escalate security incidents to the IT Security CERT. : Assess security incidents and assist all business units to remediate issues. : Work with a variety of security technologies including IDS, firewalls, anti-virus, DDoS, etc. : Contribute to and follow activities defined in SOC policies and SOC procedures. Requirements: : Bachelor's degree with 2 to 4 years of information security work experience OR 4 to 6 years of SOC analysis / information security work experience. : A strong interest in the field of information security and incident response. : Understanding of common network services (web, mail, FTP, etc.), network vulnerabilities and attack patterns. : Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to present complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. : Solid organizational skills and strong customer service skills. Desired: : Experience with Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) solutions. : Experience with networking protocols, network architecture, firewalls, and Intrusion Detection systems. : Functional experience with Windows, Mac and Linux systems and services. : Experience in shell scripting, Perl, or similar tool and automation languages. : Enthusiastic and out-going personality with a high degree of integrity.

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