Computer Network Defense Analyst

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Cyber Security
Columbus, Ohio

REQ#: RQ63867

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

Computer Network Defense Analyst
Continuously monitor all facets of the DLA network such as network and host based IDS; handling and developing warning intelligence for DLA subscribers and other Cyber Security Service Providers; providing attack sensing and warning services tailored specifically to each DLA subscriber; responding to and handling cyber incidents as they are identified.

The candidate should be able to:

  • Lead investigations of security events and provide incident response support based on the outcome.
  • Document and share information with other analysts and other teams.
  • Compile and maintain internal standard operating procedure (SOP) and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) documentation.
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skill sets.
  • Correlate data from multiple sources including host & network based IDS & IPS, log and packet capture data, forensics tools, and DoD & open source intelligence
  • Provide strong written and verbal communication, solid presentation skills and technical writing skills are a must.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of security & risk frameworks, standards, and best practices.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Use excellent time management skills, and have the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Show an ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision (i.e. self-motivated and willing to stretch to meet important deadlines).


  • Provide incident handling and analysis to monitor, detect, protect, respond and sustain DLA cyber operations.
  • Perform real-time and historical analysis of data derived from DLA systems for traces of malware and system compromise.
  • Assess the scope of suspected or confirmed cyber incidents and take immediate action to prevent the spread of the activity and restoral of affected DLA systems and data.
  • Develop countermeasures such as custom SIEM and IDS rules/signatures
  • Work with DLA subscriber groups to identify operational or technical impact of an incident as well as the criticality of the system/data affected by the incident.
  • Assist DLA Cyber Security staff in defending DLA assets from unauthorized and malicious activity.
  • Provide recommendations for hunting targets within DLAs Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • Use tools defined in Threat Hunting SOPs and TTPs to engage in Threat Hunting exercises at the direction of leadership.


  • Five (5) years relevant experience or formal related education
  • Must possess a current DOD Top Secret Clearance and be eligible for SCI and IT-1 access
  • Must possess experience working within a SIEM
  • Must possess experience analyzing logs from multiple sources such as system event logs, F5, Firewall, etc.
  • Must possess experience reviewing and analyzing network traffic through packet captures
  • Must possess written and verbal skills to appropriately document and brief cybersecurity incidents
  • Upon start of employment on contract, must meet the following DOD 8570 Baseline requirements
    • IAT Level II (one of the following)
      • CCNA Security
      • CySA+
      • GICSP
      • GSEC
      • Security+ CE
      • SSCP
      • CND
    • CSSP Incident Responder (AND one of the following)
      • CEH
      • CFR
      • CCNA Cyber Ops
      • CCNA-Security
      • CHFI
      • CySA+
      • GCFA
      • GCIH
      • SCYBER
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