Threat Hunt Analyst (TS/SCI)

Springfield, VA

GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions and minimize risk. By taking a three-tiered, holistic approach for evaluating security posture and ecosystems, GuidePoint enables some of the nation’s top organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies, to identify threats, optimize resources and integrate best-fit solutions that mitigate risk.

The position is onsite in Springfield, VA, and requires an active TS/SCI for consideration. A CI polygraph is also required within 6 months.  This position is not remote.

A Cyber Threat Hunter is part of a team of skilled Cybersecurity professionals that support the design, build, and sustainment of the Cyber-Security Operation Center (CSOC) within the organization. Hunt Team Members interact daily and provide support to the overall CSOC through a wide variety of industry leading capabilities and data sets to include Endpoint Telemetry data, Live Network Packet Capture, IDS/IPS, Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), Cyber Threat Emulation (CTE), and Data Analytics Platforms.  

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Perform proactive detection of advanced threat actors within the network
  • Uncover visibility gaps, while working with the network monitoring and advanced analytics teams to improve detection capabilities and security controls
  • Research new security topics (mostly based on MITRE ATT&CK Framework), develop and test your hypotheses, and share your knowledge and findings with teammates as well as management
  • Responsible for creating detailed reports on Hunt mission findings for the customer
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining standard processes and operating procedures, creating technical architecture diagrams and system build documentation

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical field (i.e. Information Technology, Information Systems,
    Computer Science)
  • 4+ years of experience within a Cyber Security Operation Center or as an Intelligence Officer
  • 2+ years’ experience supporting security incidents response activities
  • Solid understanding of threat actors, threat campaigns, malware analysis, and/or DFIR while keeping up to date on the latest innovation in cybersecurity
  • Ability to brief Sr. Leadership to include SOC Director’s, CISO’s or Agency Director
  • Solid writing skills and ability to create threat diagrams as needed
  • DoD 8140.01 and DoD 8570.01-M.IAT Level III Certification
  • Experience utilizing SIEM or Data Analytics capability (e.g. ELK, ArcSight, or Splunk)
  • Experience utilizing endpoint security technologies (e.g. CarbonBlack, Endgame, or FireEye HX)
  • Understanding of the MITRE ATT&CK framework and deep understanding of the tactics,
    techniques and procedures within the ATT&CK framework
  • Multi-tasker who is able to work effectively on a team, as well as independently, with minimal supervision

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Master’s Degree in a Technical field, Political Science, Business Intelligence, Data Science, or Intelligence Analysis
  • Strong understanding of Indicators of Compromise (IOC) (e.g. YARA, STIX)
  • Experiences with Maltego, Analyst Notebook, or Analyst Platform
  • Scripting skills (BASH, Python, PowerShell)
  • Desirable certifications include, but not limited to: CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, GCFE, GREM, GCFA, GSEC, CEH, or equivalent Certifications

Why GuidePoint?

GuidePoint Security is a rapidly growing, profitable, privately-held value added reseller that focuses exclusively on Information Security. Since its inception in 2011, GuidePoint has grown to over 700 employees, established strategic partnerships with leading security vendors, and serves as a trusted advisor to more than 3,000 Enterprise-Level customers.

Firmly-defined core values drive all aspects of the business, which have been paramount to the company’s success and establishment of an enjoyable workplace atmosphere. At GuidePoint, your colleagues are knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced and will seek to collaborate and provide mentorship and guidance at every opportunity.  

This is a unique and rare opportunity to grow your career along with one of the fastest growing companies in the nation.

Some added perks….

  • Remote workforce primarily (U.S. based only, some travel may be required for certain positions, working on-site may be required for Federal positions)
  • 100% employer-paid medical and dental premiums with generous employer family contributions
  • 11 corporate holidays in 2022 (12 in 2023) and a Flexible Time Off (FTO) program
  • Healthy mobile phone and home internet allowance
  • Eligibility for retirement plan after 2 months at open enrollment
  • Pet Care plan


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Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Flex vacation

Region: North America
Country: United States
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