Defensive Cyber Operations Analyst III ( R-00078320 )
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Leidos Defense Group is looking for a Senior Defensive Cyber Operations Analyst to work on the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Cyberspaces Operations Forces’ (COF) program located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The COF mission is to provide Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Operations, defensive cyber operations-internal defensive measures, and overall cyberspace operations in support of USTRANSCOM network systems and missions. The desired candidate will be providing oversight as well as performing Intrusion Detection Monitoring and Incident Management Daily Operations and Maintenance Services through the application of the intrusion detection monitoring and incident management tools and processes. Intrusion detection/analysis/incident management activities will be performed for all USTRANSCOM information systems/networks that subscribe to USTRANSCOM Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) services. The candidate will be an escalation point for junior analysts as unauthorized, malicious, or anomalous activity is identified. The Senior Analyst will provide approval for critical incidents and initiate their own, so the appropriate incident response actions are in support of mission assurance for USTRANSCOM information systems and networks on NIPRNet and SIPRNet.
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The senior analyst will assume a lead role on the team performing technical hands-on duties and providing oversight in the following areas:
Reviewing audit data, e-mail spam, and network traffic data for irregularities or other indications of real or potential security violations
Correlating and analyzing security data and events from alert and traffic flow systems
Identifying potential distributed, long-term, coordinated, low-visibility network-based attacks
Identifying potential advanced persistent and coordinated threats across multiple platforms
Performing tuning and optimization tasks to include sensor rule review and log aggregation/visibility
Developing/enhancing existing intrusion detection analytics/dashboards/signatures to remain commensurate with evolving cyber threat
Investigating all security related events and incidents involving information systems
Reporting identified security incidents through the Joint Incident Management System (JIMS) or other
Reviewing and sharing significant activity via SIGACT reports and Attack Sense and Warning (AS&W) tippers
Performing incident response based on security events identified
Generating and sharing Suspicious Network Activity Reports (SNARS)
Tracking acknowledgements of SNARS and AS&W tippers from the CSSP Subscriber community
Developing and deploying countermeasures in response to cybersecurity incidents
Analyzing and identifying root cause(s) and lessons learned from security incidents
Creating, proofreading, and submitting formal after actions report (AAR)
Reviewing recommendations from junior analyst related to tactical response actions, such as updating signatures and heuristics to determine validity
Managing inventory of log data sources and resident locations
Managing a daily activity log containing continuous event management updates and shift-turnover details of events/incidents
BS degree with 6+ years of prior relevant experience, a Masters with 4+ years, or 8+ years of experience in lieu of degree
Active TS/SCI clearance
DoD 8570 Compliant to include IAT-II and CSSP-A certifications
Requires an active Top Secret/SCI security clearance
USTRANSCOM COFPay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.