Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Analyst

Alexandria, VA

Job Description:

XOR Security is actively seeking a Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Analyst to enable our operational counterparts advanced analytics support to promote the rapid analysis of national level cyber threats and incidents.  The hours for the position are Monday through Friday core hours but the ideal candidate will provide technical support on-call to a 24x7 cyber program in the areas of cyber threat intelligence, cyber hunt, and incident response.

Corporate duties such as solution/proposal development, corporate culture development, mentoring employees, supporting recruiting efforts, will also be required.  The program is currently operating remotely but will be performed onsite in Alexandria, VA when directed to do so by the customer. 

Position is contingent on successfully completing a program-based background investigation.

Schedule: Hybrid - 2 - 3 day remote work with 24 Hour response time as needed - One week on site twice, next week 3 times

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience with a solid understanding of incident response, insider threat investigations, forensics, cyber threats and information security.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a Tier III senior cyber security analyst performing intelligence analysis, collection management, and technical analysis. Out of those, a minimum of five (5) years of hands-on experience that includes host-based and network-based security monitoring using cybersecurity capabilities.  Some of the hands-on experience must be recent within the past 2 years.

Note:  A Master’s Degree or higher may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

  • The candidate must possess a strong cyber security background with experience in: host-based and network-based forensics related to the identification of advanced cyber threat activities, intrusion detection, incident response, malware analysis, security content development (e.g., signatures, rules etc.), and cyber threat intelligence.
  • Must have experience in developing scripts to support cyber threat detection that outputs results in a variety of formats, such as Powershell and Javascript and REST API, Python, C++, and HTML, XML or other type most appropriate for the task.
  • Must have experience in conducting cyber threat analysis, identifying mitigation and remediation courses of action; developing actionable intelligence used to protect organizational IT assets; and trending cyber threat metrics for leadership situational awareness.
  • Must have experience in maintaining a comprehensive understanding of the cyber threat landscape, including identifying and analyzing cyber threats actors and activities to enhance cybersecurity posture of the organization’s IT operating environment.
  • Ability and experience extracting and managing complex large data sets.
  • Strong documentation and written communication skills with technical report writing experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance, with SCI eligibility.
  • Demonstrated understanding  of  incident  response,  insider  threat  investigations, forensics, cyber threats and information security.


Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including paid health insurance coverage from first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation - Applicants must meet eligibility requirements – US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.


Tags: Analytics APIs C Clearance Computer Science Forensics Incident response Intrusion detection JavaScript Malware Monitoring PowerShell Python Threat detection Threat intelligence Top Secret Top Secret Clearance XML

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Health care

Region: North America
Country: United States
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