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Cyber Security Analyst


Cyber Security Analyst


Vienna, Virginia, United States


Leidos is seeking a Cyber Security Analyst with the technical expertise to perform a broad range of information assurance engineering tasks in a complex customer environment. This position has a particular focus on incident response and threat assessment as part of a Security Operations Center (SOC). As a condition of employment, this position requires the candidate pass both a customer required medical and psychological screening.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Information gathering, port, and vulnerability scanning and analysis according to policy
  • Scheduling, execution, and tracking of vulnerability remediation activities
  • Coordinate with different teams to improve threat detection, response, and improve overall security posture of managed systems
  • Monitor and reply to events and alerts from the SIEM, monitoring tools, and other network tools.
  • Conduct proactive SIEM tuning to provide accurate reporting and improve collection of actionable data
  • Compile incident reports, executive summaries, and analysis reports of intrusions and/or security events
  • While not in a period of incident response, conduct continuous exercises and dry runs to improve response outcomes in the event of a cyber-incident
  • Security monitoring, analysis, and incident response
  • Tracking and reporting of security patch/upgrade implementation
  • Development of security policies, processes, and procedures
  • Development of information security documents
  • Conducting security audits
  • Development and delivery of presentations
  • Security test and evaluation
  • STIG/Checklist auditing.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years of related experience or Masters and 4 years of related experience. Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Clearance: Active TS/SCI with polygraph required
  • Currently possess DoD 8750 certification at IAT level II, Security +ce or higher
  • 5 years of experience in system administration, database administration, network engineering, software engineering, or software development, with a concentration in Cyber Security
  • 3 years of experience in incident detection and response, system administration, database administration, network engineering, software engineering, or software development
  • Proficient in Windows 10 / 11
  • Knowledge of Windows Server 2019 / 2022
  • Knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
  • Expertise with network topologies and network security device functions (e.g. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Proxy, DNS, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in network and host-based analysis and investigation
  • Familiarity with operation of both Windows and Linux based systems
  • Certifications such as CySA, CEH, GCIA, or GCIH
  • Experience with SIEM platforms
  • Experience with Enterprise vulnerability scanners

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $176,250.00

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.