Network Security Specialist
Ready for a challenge that will leverage your experience and keep you on the edge of cyber security? Come join our Parsons Federal team, supporting the National Cyber Programs Directorate, and enjoy a career with some of the best professionals in the market. The Network Security Specialist position will be in Arlington, Virginia, or Fairfax, Virginia. Position Description
• Performs technical analysis of network activity.
• Monitors and evaluates network flow data, signature-based IDS events and full packet capture data.
• Triages IDS alerts.
• Collects related data from various network analysis systems, reviews available information (from open and closed sources) on related threats and vulnerabilities and prepares initial summary reports.
• Monitors and analyzes signature-based IDS alerts and associated packet data.
• Analyzes network flow data for anomalies and correlates reporting with enterprise-wide network activity.
• Documents key event details and analytic findings in an incident management system.
• Provides oversight and assessment of incident response and triage actions across a large enterprise.
• Identifies and extracts network indicators from incident reporting and published technical advisories and bulletins.
• Performs incident correlation and escalation.
• Recommends new IDS signatures and detection strategies.
• Produces final reports and reviews incident reports from junior analysts.
• Communicates and collaborates with analysts from other SOC organizations to investigate cyber events.
• Assesses cyber observables and indicators and collaborates in the development of IDS signatures and detection mechanisms.
• Monitors and reports on trends and activity on network sensor platforms.
• Provides technical assessments of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
• Fuses open-source threat and vulnerability information with data collected from sensors across the enterprise.
• Produces and updates documentation on network analysis and incident handling. Qualifications
- For the first level, a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field and a minimum of 2 years related technical experience.
- For the second level, a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field and a minimum of 5 years related technical experience.
- Basic working knowledge of security concepts, protocols, processes, architectures and tools (e.g., authentication and access control technologies, intrusion detection, network traffic analysis, SIM technology, incident handling, media/malware analysis).
- Basic working knowledge of networking concepts, protocols and architectures (OSI-model, TCP/IP, major application protocols, LAN and WANs, VPNs, routers and routing, addressing).
- Ability to produce results in a fast-paced environment.
- Active Top-Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility. In addition, the selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment.
- The ability to support shift work.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required due to government or federal requirement.
- U.S. citizens ONLY due to government or federal requirement.
- Applicants selected for employment may be subject to a federal background investigation and may need to meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials
- Basic programming or scripting skills is preferred.
- Current DHS Suitability at the SCI level.
- CISSP, GSE, GCIA, GCIH, or other related professional certifications.
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Location/Region: Arlington, VA