Cyber Threat Analyst - Tier 2 Shift Lead

Springfield, VA

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

XOR Security is currently seeking a talented Cyber Threat Analyst. 

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Must have at least the SANS or CCNA certification.
  • Extensive experience analyzing and synthesizing information with other relevant data sources, providing guidance and mentor-ship to others in cyber threat analysis and operations, evaluating, interpreting, and integrating all sources of information, and fusing computer network attack analyses with counterintelligence and law enforcement investigations.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Utilize state of the art technologies such as Endpoint Detection & Response tools, log analysis (Splunk) and possibly network forensics (full packet capture solution) to perform hunt and investigative activity to examine endpoint and network-based data.
  • Conduct log analysis and triage in support of incident response.
  • Recognize attacker and APT activity, tactics, and procedures as indicators of compromise (IOCs) that can be used to improve monitoring, analysis and incident response.
  • Develop and build security content, scripts, tools, or methods to enhance the incident investigation processes.
  • Lead Incident Response activities and mentor junior SOC staff.
  • Work with key stakeholders to implement remediation plans in response to incidents.
  • Effectively investigative and identify root cause findings then communicate findings to stakeholders including technical staff, and leadership.
  • Flexible and adaptable self-starter with strong relationship-building skills
  • Strong problem solving abilities with an analytic and qualitative eye for reasoning
  • Ability to independently prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little to no supervision

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to coordinate and communicate well with team leads and government personnel
  • Provide weekly status reports and requested documentation
  • Experience in cyber government, and/or federal law enforcement
  • Experience with Cyber Kill Chain

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from the 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 and must meet eligibility requirements - US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

Job tags: Clearance Forensics Incident response SANS Splunk
Job region(s): North America
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