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Cyber Security Specialist, Senior - (IR Monitoring & Handling )

Responsibilities The successful candidate must be well-versed in security operations, cybersecurity tools, intrusion detection, and securednetworks. They will serve as an expert and be responsible for providing network and security operations technical analysis, assessment and recommendations in the areas of real-time security situational awareness, operational network system and applications systems security monitoring. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Monitoring various security tools (e.g., Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, SourceFire, Cisco ASA) to identify potential incidents, network intrusions, and malware events, etc. to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of VA architecture and information systems are protected Reviewing and analyzing log files to report any unusual or suspect activities Utilize incident response use-case workflows to follow established and repeatable processes for triaging and escalating Generating trouble tickets and performing initial validation and triage to determine whether incidents are securityevents using open source intelligence (OSINT) Following established incident response procedures to ensure proper escalation, analysis and resolution of security incidents  Reporting incidents to US CERT and providing detailed information for use in after action reports Analyzing and correlating incident event data to develop preliminary root cause and corresponding remediation strategy  Providing technical support for new detection capabilities, recommendations to improve upon existing tools/capabilities to protect the VA network, and assessments for High Value Assets Support during 1st shift required Qualifications Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Electronical Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline and at least 10 years IT experience. Eight (8) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education. Certification (or ability to obtain certification) in at least one of the following areas: 1) GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), 2) GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), 3) Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Experience with advanced cybersecurity tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks In-depth understanding of NIST SP 800-61, US CERT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards Experience interpreting and implementing cybersecurity regulations Excellent verbal communication skills Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance U.S. Citizenship is required as is successfully passing a thorough Government background screening process requiring the completion of detailed forms and fingerprinting 2018-1638
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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