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Junior Security Analyst

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Start Date: 5/9/2019
  • Job ID: 19-00318
  • Posting Date: 5/9/2019
  • Job Type: Contract
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Our Washington, DC client has an immediate need for a contract Security Analyst professional. The position will work in the onsite at our clients office full-time and the length of the assignment is approximately one year.
Details of the Role

•            1-4 years' experience in a security operations center and/or security analytics role.
•            Analyze some network and host-based security appliance logs (Firewalls, NIDS, HIDS, Sys Logs, etc.) to determine the correct remediation actions and escalation paths for each incident.
•            Ensure tools are functioning as designed to optimize delivery of threat alert data for analysis.
•            Enhance and tune detections and alerts and other cyber event correlation rules to reduce false positives.
•            Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create technical reports on analytic findings and provide clear briefings to staff.
•            General networking understanding and/or experience to include Understanding of TCP/IP communications & knowledge of how common protocols and applications work at the network level, including DNS, HTTP, and SMB.
•            Innovative - ability to recognize and seek improvement and efficiency opportunities.
•            Follows standard analytical paths to determine the nature and extent of problems being reported by tools, e-mails, alerts, etc.
•            Is familiar with vulnerability scans and vulnerability assessment reports. Manages and configures security monitoring tools.
•            Tracks time spent working on tasks and events, opens tickets and escalates as needed.
Desired certifications (ideally at least one of the following and must be current)
Posted by Paul Levesque
Technical Resource Manager
(800) 821-4644 x 9215