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Cyber Security Operations Analyst

Company: ALTA IT Services, LLC
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

ALTA IT has aContract position open for a Sr Cyber Security Analyst located in Bethesda, MD.*Potential to Convert to Perm*

Your technological expertise and security operations experience will play a vital role in the OD helping meet its mission objectives.

Work is currently being performed remotely but will require onsite work in Bethesda once COVID restrictions are lifted.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Acting as a system administrator for both Windows and Linux-based systems including patch deployment, operating system configuration and hardening and management of hosted applications used for security monitoring and analysis.
  • Analyzing web-based application security vulnerabilities using both enterprise-grade and manual testing tools.
  • Collaboratively managing and maintaining application-based firewalls through daily monitoring and necessary configuring of rule-sets, actions, alerts and reporting.
  • Interfacing directly with vendors to manage deployments and perform troubleshooting of security monitoring tools throughout the environment.
  • Investigating security incidents in both an independent and collaborative manner, analyzing network packets, captured audit logs, intrusion detection alarms and vulnerability scanning tools.
  • Documenting the technical details of legitimate incidents in applicable tracking and ticketing systems and directing applicable personnel to perform the actions necessary for remediation.
  • Routine communication with stakeholders across the enterprise to explain and direct vulnerability remediation efforts.
  • Consulting with clients and team members to provide hardware and software recommendations.
  • Developing processing standards, procedures, and automation for use by IT staff in a constantly growing and evolving environment.
  • Responding to alerts by enterprise monitoring across all systems managed by the team and provide daily operational status
  • Assisting in updating disaster recovery plans and testing continuity of operations
  • Delivering weekly reports to supervisor

Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • BS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or other related Engineering field or equivalent and two years experience
  • Good understanding of application security, particularly as it relates to web-based applications.
  • Experience with application vulnerability management, including reporting, tracking, and validating remediation
  • Experience analyzing vulnerabilities, particularly those defined in OWASP's Top 10.
  • Experience implementing cybersecurity automation
  • Experience with scripting language (i.e. Python)
  • Experience performing incident response functions
  • Knowledge of Change Management best practices
  • Knowledge and working understanding of firewalls and related technologies.
  • An understanding of intrusion detection systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of security engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of Windows and/or Linux Administration is required; hands on experience is a plus

Desired Qualifications and Experience:
  • Three plus years of information technology experience
  • Ability to write clear, concise documentation
  • Experience with at least some of the following tools: Tenable SecurityCenter, Netsparker Web Application Vulnerability Scanner, Carbon Black, Splunk, the Burp Suite, Palo Alto and/or Imperva application firewalls.
  • Experience developing business deliverables such as Vulnerability Reports
  • Experience with intrusion detection systems.
  • Ability to perform application-based security testing using manual testing tools (e.g., the Burp Suite).
  • Prior ticketing experience ServiceNow(preferable) or Remedy
  • Experience integrating security engineering principles into the enterprise.
  • CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CySA+), Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

Attributes for Success:
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience drafting SOPs and technical work instructions.
  • The successful candidate will be able to communicate technical subjects effectively in both verbal and written mediums to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude.
  • Desire to work in a team environment and strong work ethic.


Keywords: ALTA IT Services, LLC, Bethesda , Cyber Security Operations Analyst, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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