Senior Cyber Threat Intel Analyst

Arlington, VA

Job Description:

XOR Security an Agile Defense Company is actively seeking a Senior Cyber Threat Intel Analyst to apply their technical and analytic expertise to evaluate advanced and emerging cyber threats targeting Federal Departments and Agencies (D/A) and National Critical Functions (NCF). The selected candidate will produce all-source, strategic cyber intelligence assessments using various industry and government tools and classified and unclassified data sets. They will Identify, Investigate, and Pursue cyber events of significance and communicate findings to key decision makers within the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) via a broad range of intelligence products while adhering to intelligence tradecraft and methods.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • A minimum Bachelor’s with 5+ years of experience, MS 3+ years of experience or PHD 0+ years of experience
  • A strong understanding of incident response, cyber intelligence, adversarial TTPs, and emerging threat actors.
  • Knowledge of intelligence community analytic tradecraft, including structured analytic techniques
  • Experience in participating as a team member performing threat analyses based on knowledge of electronic warfare/intelligence systems and concepts supporting intelligence analysis requirements for all-source cyber analysis and reporting.
  • History of contributing to the development of cyber threat models and providing functional guidance and direction to the Threat Hunt teams in the overall conduct hunting and incident response.
  • Supports team performing expert-level research and analysis of cyber intelligence and related data support of threat studies. 
  • Prepares, submits, and presents reports and issues papers to customer representatives.
  • Requires knowledge of advanced threat analysis technology in such areas as telecommunications, computer science, and electronic warfare. 
  • Experience with mentoring junior team members on the subject matter and analytic tradecraft

Desired Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of experience in cyber intelligence research and analysis.
  • Desired (one or more from the following certifications):
    • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • CIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)
    • GIAC Open-Source Intelligence (GOSI)
    • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
    • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
    • GIAC Defensible Security Architecture (GDSA)
    • GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA)
    • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT)
    • GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID)
    • GIAC Certified Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA)
    • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
    • GIAC Certified Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
    • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

Closing Statement:

XOR Security an Agile Defense Company 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 an Agile Defense Company 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 and AGENCY CLEARANCE REQUIRED.


* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

Tags: Agile CEH CISA CISSP Clearance Clearance Required Computer Science Exploit GCED GCIA GCIH GIAC GPEN GSEC GXPN Incident response Industrial PhD Threat intelligence Top Secret Top Secret Clearance TTPs

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Health care Team events

Region: North America
Country: United States
Job stats:  9  0  0

More jobs like this

Explore more InfoSec / Cybersecurity career opportunities

Find even more open roles in Ethical Hacking, Pen Testing, Security Engineering, Threat Research, Vulnerability Management, Cryptography, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security in general - ordered by popularity of job title or skills, toolset and products used - below.