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Information Security Analyst - I

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Ashburn
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Title- Information Security Analyst - I / Cybersecurity analystLocation- Ashburn, VA (Hybrid)Duration- Long-term contractJOB DESCRIPTION:Job Title: Cyber Security AnalystMUST-HAVE SKILLS:Ability to obtain GSA Public Trust clearanceAt least three years of experience in security-related fields, including prior SOC experienceClear and concise written and oral communication skills in EnglishProficiency in using a supported Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) system for analyticsKnowledge of scripting, parsing, and query development in enterprise SIEM solutionsExperience tuning use cases and content, with an understanding of best practices to prevent false negativesDocumentation skills for processes and procedures, as well as training team membersExceptional problem-solving abilitiesProactive engagement with customers and client management teamsThorough understanding of threat landscapes and indicators of compromiseFamiliarity with incident response techniques related to network forensic analysisExperience investigating security incidents using SIEMs, use case development/tuning, and understanding of incident responseKnowledge of Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), including analyzing alerts and identifying false positivesImplementation experience with next-generation firewalls (e.g., Forti manager, Fortigate, Cisco, Palo Alto, Checkpoint)Proficiency with Linux command lineUnderstanding of health and availability monitoring, device logging, network troubleshooting, and device troubleshootingDESIRED SKILLS:Scripting knowledge (e.g., Python, PowerShell, Bash Shell, Java)Incident response experience using various SIEMs and industry best practicesCustomer service skills, including supporting service desk functions such as IAM managementJOB DUTIES: Security Analysts play a crucial role in the Security Operations Center.Tier-2 Security Analysts, with a background in enterprise security, handle a wide range of tasks across different platforms.Their responsibilities include day-to-day tasks, short-notice ad-hoc work, and independent task completion with minimal supervision.Key duties of Tier-2 Senior Security Analysts include:Providing near real-time security monitoring in a 24x7 environment by monitoring security infrastructure and alarm devices for Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) using a proprietary SIEM and cybersecurity tools.Performing near real-time security monitoring of alerts and escalating critical alerts according to the service level agreement.Detecting security incidents and analyzing threats, especially complex or escalated events.Responding to customer Requests For Information, including using Linux command line skills to query raw logs for IoCs, answering questions about the MSS infrastructure, and explaining features of the SIEM, including the correlation engine.Developing internal and external documentation, such as detailed procedures, playbooks, and runbooks, while reviewing operational metrics reports.Perform level 2 assessment of incoming alerts, assessing alert priorities, determining severity in the customer environment, and coordinating with tier III for critical priority incidents, if necessary.Perform incident response activities utilizing customer SIEM and cybersecurity toolkitsAssist with quality control during onboarding of new customers to verify validity of Use Cases and generated alertsUtilize the SOC Knowledge Base and provide input on revisions as neededEDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONSRequired: Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or similar disciplineRequired: industry certification(s) such as CISSP, SANS GIAC or GCIH, CompTIA Security+, CCNP-Security, Palo Alto CNSE, Fortinet NSE, CySA+, GCED, CEH, or comparable security-related certificationLOGISTICSShift work required, including nights and weekendsTeam members work 5x8 hour shifts per week.----

Keywords: The Judge Group, Sterling , Information Security Analyst - I, Professions , Ashburn, Virginia

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