At GDIT, people are our differentiator! As a Security Analyst supporting the VA Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA) Modernization Support project, you will be trusted to work actively with GDIT security and Cyber-Security professionals to support our VA customer.
Our mission within the VA is to ensure Veteran’s information, VA information systems and infrastructure is cybersecurity ready. GDIT will accomplish this while ensuring the resiliency of VA’s cybersecurity infrastructure through proactive monitoring, adaptive responses, adherence to Federal requirements and best practices, and the recruitment, retention, and development of a world-class cybersecurity workforce.
The ideal Security Analyst will have experience in the concepts, terms, processes, policy and implementation of information security. The right candidate will have experience and knowledge of the latest security measures at all stages of an information system life cycle as well as have the ability to solve complex problems involving a wide variety of information systems. A good security analyst must be able to understand and differentiate between critical and non-critical systems and networks.
Conduct cyber security tests, risk evaluations, assessments and providing results of these activities to leadership
Provide input on configuration changes and risk recommendations as needed.
Perform root cause analysis to identify gaps and provide technical and procedural recommendations that will reduce the exposure to cyber risks
Use data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., Vulnerability scanning, IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs) to analyze the security posture of information systems
Support the development and maintenance of security playbook procedures
Respond to and report incidents related to assigned information systems
Provide input and/or develop security processes and procedures
Present and deliver findings based on information gathered in group and individual settings
Perform risk evaluations, respond to incidents, conduct basic forensics (chain of custody, imaging, reporting)
Assist in the development of the security policies and procedures and ensure compliance with those policies and procedures through ongoing monitoring and assessments
Evaluating risks associated with assigned systems, enforcing and assessing the controls and monitoring the security impact of changes to the systems
Provide into to the technical writing team for complex technical documents in support of the program and system Certification and Accreditation efforts
Other duties as assigned
Provide and/or assist in root cause analysis of anomalous events
Required Skills and Experience
BS/BA with a minimum of 2 years work experience. Eight (8) years of relevant experience (additional experience may be substituted for education if IT security related)
Experience in the concepts, terms, processes, policy and implementation of information security. Must have experience and knowledge of the latest security measures at all stages of an information system life cycle. Must have the ability to solve complex problems involving a wide variety of information systems. Must be able to understand and differentiate between critical and non-critical systems and networks.
Demonstrated experience with implementing NIST SP 800-37 Rev1 - “Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: a Security Life Cycle Approach”
Demonstrated experience with the NIST 800-53Rev 4/5 - “Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations” and a deep understanding of how to evaluate potential control implementations for organizational conformance.
Demonstrated experience implementing NIST SP 800-115 - “Technical Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment” to include technical computer/network system auditing
Experience with analyzing vulnerability and penetration testing reports to develop and manage POA&Ms to include risk calculations
Experience using security tools (Nessus, Splunk, Sophos, Security Center, etc.)
Ability to perform Splunk queries to examine and query log data from the Enterprise Logging as a Service system
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)
Must have strong attention to detail
Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently, as well as strong interpersonal skills that foster the ability to work effectively on teams, communicate effectively
Must be able to meet customer facility COVID requirements
Must be an U.S. Citizen
Must be able to obtain a Public Trust
Desired Skills and Experience
Knowledge of and the ability to script in either, Perl, Python, or Bash
Experience performing incident response
Experience performing malware analysis
One or more of the following certifications:
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Understanding and experience with eMASS
This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.
The likely salary range for this position is $57,069 - $95,305, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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.
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.