Location (Country): Internal Revenue Service :: Lanham, MD - USA
Description: • Threat Intel Analyst will be part of a fast paced, highly skilled team that provides analysis to real-time event data to detect, analyze and respond to security incidents. • Candidate will need to be able to document and communicate effectively with customers and internal teams, assist in the investigation of events and follow-up with corrective actions and reporting with respect to Cyber Intel. • Candidates should have an investigative mindset that allows them to draw technical conclusions as to why activity is occurring and provide a rapid, but accurate, response to the emerging threats and trends.
Position Objectives: • Perform audit trail and real-time analysis on activity related to standing and emerging cyber threats, perform predictive analysis based on credible active internet threats, and implement defense security protocols to defend the Service network. • Identify, track, and analyze Intel threat related information that effects networked environments. • Accurately document the TTPs and mitigation strategies for reference and collaboration with other organization.
Essential duties: • Gather Threat Intel information and properly translate that information to federal data network defenses • Document trends and events into database for tracking. • Conduct incident handling of cyber threats, and assist in the intrusion detection/analysis/response efforts associated with the activity, and convey risk current posture to the environment.
Required skills: • Confident and effective communication skills regarding security concerns, issues and events • Technical across a broad range of network, command line scripting, computing, storage, & encryption methodologies. • In depth understanding of the network protocols and experience troubleshooting and experience reading network packet captures • Understanding and applied experience with NIX & Microsoft operating system platforms • Experience and ability to conduct detailed network forensic analysis of multiple devices and operating systems. • Experience in programming using shell scripts, PERL, Ruby, and/or Python along with the ability to understand, modify, and compile some source code for intrusion testing and developing defensive measures. • Experience analyzing events from Intrusion Detection Systems (Snort, Sourcefire, Cisco, etc) and Firewall logs (iptables), System Logs (Event Logs, Security, syslog, etc). • Conduct internal and external incident response functions, coordinating such with outside agencies to provide detailed reports on results of findings and analysis. • Strong oratory and electronic communications ability to effectively communicate with customers. • Desire and ability to maintain focus while analyzing complex log algorithms
Desired skills: • Historical experience with daily monitoring of vendor and other security alerts (CERT, SANS, BugTraq) • Experience reading and writing Intrusion Detection Signatures and other Network Intrusion Detection Systems. • Experience and knowledge of modern encryption methods and implementation with web and internet-based security systems • Ability to train and present security events and incidents to all levels within the organization. • Basic navigation and querying in SPLUNK • Utilize creative methods to monitor, identify and mine trends and incidents within extremely large datasets through statistical and/or automated fashions • Support an environment for learning and sharing with other analysts and security professionals within the organization on the trends of attack • Writing white papers or building presentations that can be published/presented internally or to external entities.
Education or Equivalent Experience: Certification or specialized training desired: • SANS GCIA, GCIH, GCED and/or GCFA Certifications preferred. • tcpdump/Wireshark/TCP/IP Analysis, IDS (Snort/FirePower), • Incident Handling and Response • Training/Knowledge of NIDS, Network Scanners, Snort, Sourcefire • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Mathematics and 5 years of professional IT security analysis experience or 8 years of professional IT security analysis.
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