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SOC - Team Lead
Ref No.: 18-05839
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 90,000.00 - 110,000.00 /Year
  • Perform hunting for malicious activity across corporate and the clients network as contracted and in associated digital assets
  • Respond to computer security incidents and conduct threat analysis
  • Identify and act on malicious or anomalous activity using established processes
  • 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 counter-measures 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
  • Mentor junior staff in cybersecurity techniques and processes
  • 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
  • US Citizenship
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus five (5) to seven (7) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • Must in-depth knowledge of the NIST/ISO/CIS frameworks and control Guidelines
    • 6 years of Information Technology experience, with at least 4 years of experience in information security working within security operations
    • Splunk, RSA Security Analytics, Alien Vault, QRadar or other SIEM technology and  WAF experience preferred
    • Working knowledge of TrendMicro, Cisco Amp, Symantec 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
  • Desired Qualifications:
    • 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, Alien Vault, QRadar or other SIEM technology and  WAF experience preferred
    • Previous SOC/ CIRT experience at a federal agency, private provider or similar in size, scope, and complexity