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Network Security Specialist
Ref No.: 19-00101
Location: Virginia
AboutWeb, LLC is looking for several Network Security Specialists to support our Federal Client in the Northern Virginia area.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Technical analysis of network activity; the analyst monitors and evaluates network event data, signature-based IDS events and full packet capture (PCAP) data
  • Triage IDS alerts; collect related data from various network analysis systems, review available open and closed source information on related threats & vulnerabilities, prepare initial summary reports
  • Analyze network flow data for anomalies and to correlate reporting with enterprise-wide network activity
  • Document key event details and analytic findings in an incident management system
  • Provide oversight and assessment of incident response and triage actions across a large enterprise
  • Identify & extract network indicators from incident reporting and published technical advisories/bulletins
  • Perform incident correlation & escalation
  • Recommend new IDS signatures and detection strategies
  • Produce final reports and review incident reports from other analysts
  • Assess cyber indicators/observables and collaborate in the development of IDS signatures and detection mechanisms
  • Provide technical assessments of cyber threats and vulnerabilities
  • Fuse open-source threat & vulnerability information with data collected from sensors across the enterprise
  • Develop, maintain and update standard operating procedures
  • Provide routine status updates for ongoing projects, trouble tickets, incidents, and other related tasks
  • Research and evaluate emerging capabilities
  • Ensure that all alerts are monitored, interpreted, analyzed, and investigated
  • Utilize external reporting tools for threat intelligence
  • Monitor all security-relevant logs and alerts for signs of compromise, attack, or system misuse and policy violations
  • Innovate new methods to use existing tools and data sources, and identify and obtain new data sources, to detect cyber intrusions
  • Provide programmatic oversight to support operational procedures, policy, emergency response, international information share, administrative oversight, and Government-industry organizational requirements and effective readiness posture
  • Manage project tasks, expenditures, documentation and maintenance of procedures, and position staffing including surge and specialized roles
  • Coordinate on-going mission support for Watch Operations in accordance with customer guidelines. Work with Government management to ensure an effective and efficient cyber incident management system for a Federal government customer
  • Provide oversight of the project and deliverables in direct support of the customer's operational information systems, including analysis, integration, and training
Requirements that candidates will be evaluated against:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Cyber Security, Information Technology or a related discipline
  • 15-20 Years of IT and Networking related experience with a Bachelor's Degree
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Experience in planning and/or directing projects/operations in a 24x7 SOC
  • Experience providing metrics and reports from a SIEM
  • Demonstrated proficient knowledge of industry standards and best practices within Intrusion Detection
  • Experience with researching and fielding new and innovative technology
  • Experience managing IT systems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a team player, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving and organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications or Skills:
  • DODD 8570 Level II certification (SANS certifications, CISSP)
  •  Experience leading and managing within SOC/NOC operations
  •  Familiarity with Kill Chain for incident response
  •  Familiarity with malware analysis
  •  Familiarity with forensics
  •  Familiarity with incident response products and best practices
  •  Experience with database (e.g. MS Access, SQL) and/or portal administration (e.g. SharePoint)
  •  Customer service experience
  • Ability to produce results in a fast-paced environment with the ability to meet iterative deadlines