Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst (TS/SCI clearance Required)

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Category
Information Security
Location
Newington, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Information Security

Information Technology Security

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

REQ#: RQ141111
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst joining our team to support client activities in Newington, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a SOC Analyst supporting the client, you will be trusted to provide "day to day" Tier 1 level support for several networks supporting our client. In this role, a typical day will include:

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Will serve as a SOC Analyst whose primary function is to provide Tier 1 level comprehensive Computer Network Defense, Incident Response support, system monitoring and analysis of potential threat activity targeting the enterprise.

  • Monitors and analyzes Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation.

  • Will conduct security event monitoring, advanced analytics and response activities in support of the government’s mission.

  • Additionally, this candidate must be familiar with intrusion detection systems, intrusion analysis, security information event management platforms, endpoint threat detection tools, and security operations ticket management.

  • Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.

  • Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications, and operating systems.

  • Assists with implementation of countermeasures or mitigating controls.

  • Conducts regular audits to ensure that systems are being operated securely, and information systems security policies and procedures are being implemented as defined in security plans.

  • Develops, tests, and operates firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise antivirus systems and software deployment tools.

  • Safeguards the network against unauthorized infiltration, modification, destruction, or disclosure.

  • Conducts investigations of information systems security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to management

  • Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices.

  • Implements, enforces, communicates, and develops security policies or plans for data, software applications, hardware, telecommunications, and information systems security education/awareness programs.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations and privacy laws.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 4+ years of INFOSEC experience as a SOC analyst in a cyber security/assessor role.

  • A solid understanding of cyber threats and information security risk analysis and strong analytical and communication skills.

  • Requires a solid understanding of cyber threats and information security in the domains of TTPs, Threat Actors, Campaigns, and Observables.

  • Familiarity with intrusion detection systems, intrusion analysis, security information event management platforms, endpoint threat detection tools, and security operations ticket management.

  • Must have analytical and technical skills in computer network defense operations, ability to lead efforts in Incident Handling (Detection, Analysis, Triage), Hunting (anomalous pattern detection and content management) and Malware Analysis.

  • Experience and ability to analyze information technology security events to discern events that qualify as legitimate security incidents as opposed to non-incidents. This includes security event triage, incident investigation, implementing countermeasures, and conducting incident response.

  • Must be knowledgeable and have hands-on experience with a Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) platforms and/or log management systems that perform log collection, analysis, correlation, and alerting.

  • Strong logical/critical thinking abilities, especially analyzing security events (windows event logs, network traffic, IDS events for malicious intent).

  • Excellent organizational and attention to details in tracking activities within various Security Operation workflows.

  • A working knowledge of the various operating systems (e.g. Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.) commonly deployed in enterprise networks, a conceptual understanding of Windows Active Directory is also required, and a working knowledge of network communications and routing protocols (e.g. TCP, UDP, ICMP, BGP, MPLS, etc.) and common internet applications and standards (e.g. SMTP, DNS, DHCP, SQL, HTTP, HTTPS, etc.).

  • Experience with the identification and implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls for deployment and implementation in the enterprise network environment.

  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies Network Threat Hunting, Big Data Analytics, Endpoint Threat Detection and Response, SIEM, workflow and ticketing, and Intrusion Detection System.

  • Monitors and analyzes Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation.

  • Prefer a BA/BS degree in a STEM field, but technical training and certifications related to the position can be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Must have a current/active DOD TS/SCI Clearance

  • Must have a DoD 8570 Level II certifications, like Comptia Security + CE or a CEH certification

  • Cloud knowledge (desired)

WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 401K with company match

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

4 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Certification

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) - EC-Council

Travel Required

Less than 10%

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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