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Sr. SOC Analyst


Business Analyst



Windsor Mill, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

We are looking to hire a Senior Cyber Security Analyst to provide a full range of cyber security services on a long-term contract in Baltimore, MD. The position is full time/permanent and will support a US Government civilian agency.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform hunting for malicious activity across the network and digital assets
  • Respond to computer security incidents and conduct threat analysis
  • Identify and act on malicious or anomalous activity
  • Conducts analysis using a variety of tools and data sets to identify indicators of malicious activity on the network
  • Perform detailed investigation and response activities for potential security incidents
  • Provide accurate and priority driven analysis on cyber activity/threats
  • Perform payload analysis of packets
  • Recommends implementation of countermeasures or mitigating controls
  • Ensures all pertinent information is obtained to allow for the identification, containment, eradication, and recovery actions to occur in a time sensitive environment
  • Collaborates with technical and threat intelligence analysts to provide indications and warnings, and contributes to predictive analysis of malicious activity
  • Develop innovative monitoring and detection solutions using client tools and other skillsets such as scripting and content development
  • Create and continuously improve standard operating procedures used by the SOC
  • Resolve or coordinate the resolution of cyber security events
  • Monitor incoming event queues for potential security incidents
  • Create, manage, and dispatch incident tickets
  • Monitor external event sources for security intelligence and actionable incidents
  • Maintain incident logs with relevant activity
  • Document investigation results, ensuring relevant details are passed to SOC Lead, Incident Management team and stakeholders
  • Participate in root cause analysis or lessons learned sessions
  • Mentor junior staff in cybersecurity techniques and processes

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree with 4+ years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of experience can be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • In-depth knowledge of the US-CERT Federal Incident Notification Guidelines
  • 4 years of Information Technology experience, with at least 4 years of experience in information security working within security operations
  • Splunk, RSA Security Analytics and Akamai WAF experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of TrendMicro and McAfee host-based solutions
  • Career proven knowledge of log, network, and system forensic investigation techniques
  • Significant experience performing analysis of log files from a variety of sources, to include individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, or intrusion prevention logs
  • Significant experience with packet analysis (Wireshark) and Malware analysis preferred
  • Intelligence driven defense utilizing the Cyber Kill Chain (CKC)
  • Knowledge of diverse operating systems, networking protocols, systems administration and security technologies
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP Networking and knowledge of the OSI model
  • Experience creating actionable content for a diverse range of commercial security tools and/or SIEM technologies
  • Significant experience monitoring threats via a SIEM console
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills with the ability to de-construct problems
  • Strong customer service skills and decision-making skills
  • Working knowledge of client infrastructure preferred
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 4-years of experience in SOC/CIRT with 2-3 years of specific experience as a senior level analyst, Lead Analyst or Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Experience with Splunk, RSA Security Analytics and Akamai Web Application Firewall preferred
  • Experience at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Previous SOC/ CIRT experience at a federal agency similar in size, scope, and complexity
  • Familiarity with the MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Pay 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.