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Cyber Security Watch Officer


Cyber Security Analyst


Adelphi, Maryland, United States


The Defense Group at Leidos is currently seeking a Cyber Security Watch Officer to join their team in Adelphi, MD.

This position provides technical expertise to C5ISR Cyber Solutions Branch (DCSB) Security Operations Center (SOC). Beyond advising and guiding technical matters, this position is tasked with driving the implementation and adoption of new tools, research, capabilities, frameworks, and methodologies while ensuring those already in use are implemented, utilized properly, and improved.

This person will serve as a Cyber Security Watch Officer (CSWO) on the Defensive Cyber Solutions Branch (DCSB) DCO program supporting the Army C5ISR CSSP. CSWOs are principally engaged in the triage of events, cyber incident handling, trend analysis, metric development, vulnerability information dissemination, and the DoD Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) methodology.

This position offers a Mon-Fri work week.
(Day-shift hours: 730am-4pm. Swing-shift hours: 330pm-12am.
Night-shift hours 1130pm-8am).


  • Provide comprehensive support for all Cyber Defense matters, including the assessment and recommendation of Indicators of Compromise (IOCs), identification of malicious cyber activities, and continuous enhancement of network security posture. Exercise oversight over information security services and customer support initiatives to ensure optimal protection.
  • Skillfully analyze a wide array of Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) information, discerning relevance and accuracy to inform strategic decision-making. Utilize astute judgment to assess and execute various courses of action, delivering timely and high-quality recommendations to senior leadership within the Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) Security Operations Center (SOC).
  • Assume responsibility for overseeing all facets of network defense operations, demonstrating proficiency in the operational process flow and execution. Foster coordination and collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders and mission partners, fostering a shared understanding of the evolving landscape of malicious cyber activity on a day-to-day basis.
  • Maintain vigilant awareness of relevant directives, orders, alerts, and messages, ensuring compliance and readiness at all times. Prepare and deliver concise yet comprehensive daily situational awareness and operational update briefings to CSSP senior leadership, enabling informed decision-making and proactive response strategies.


  • Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of experience or Master’s degree and less than 2 years of experience. Additional years of experience is also accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Military background or relevant experience in a DOD-environment
  • Strong understanding of military operations, reporting structure, and communication procedures.
  • Prior experience leading teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of the life cycle of threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intelligence driven defense.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team to communicate information to different audiences (ranging from contractors to flag-level/SES personnel).
  • Must have a DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (Security+ CE or equivalent) to start. CSSP certification is required within 90 days of start.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $65,000.00 - $117,500.00

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.