Senior Cyber Threat Analyst

Columbus, GA | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 07/17/2017 Job ID: 46164 Industry: Other Area(s)

Senior Cyber Threat Analyst

Columbus, GA

  • Proactive monitoring and response of known and or emerging threats against the client's network
  • Recognize and investigate intrusion attempts and perform in-depth analysis of exploits.
  • Differentiate false positives from true intrusion attempts
  • Determine impact of potential intrusions on the company's network and infrastructure
  • Conduct cyber intelligence analysis, coordination, and interaction across the company's networks and infrastructure components
  • Conduct detailed security event analysis from network traffic attributes and host-based attributes (memory analysis, binary analysis, etc) to identify information security incidents
  • Provide expertise to support timely and effective decision making of when to declare an incident
  • Provide incident response support when analysis confirms actionable incident, this includes implementation of containment, protection, and remediation activities.
  • Document all activities during an incident and providing leadership with status updates.
  • Correlate threat data from various sources. Conduct research and evaluate threat intelligence to develop in-depth analysis and assessment on threats to critical networks and infrastructure components.
  • Publish incidents, alerts, advisories, and bulletins as required
  • Expand the usage of security monitoring tools to improve the security of the environment, including detection, prevention and policy enforcement; define security configuration for monitoring tools, including alerts, correlation rules and reporting
  • Build and maintain common Indicators of Compromise to hunt throughout the environment for security events
  • Lead cyber security incident investigations
  • Stay abreast of latest vulnerabilities, exploits and other relevant threat-related information
  • Conduct analysis and trending of security log data
  • Coach and mentor Level 1 security analysts
  • Assist with the development of processes and procedures to improve incident response times, analysis of incidents, and overall Threat Management Center functions.

  • Candidates should have experience working in SOC/NOC environment.
  • Experience in one or more areas such as network operations or engineering (packet analysis), system administration on Unix, Linux, MAC, or Windows, security operations systems, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS/IPS), anti-virus log collection
  • High competence and experience reviewing raw log files, data correlation and analysis (IDS/IPS, Firewalls, network flow, system logs, SIEM)
  • Advanced knowledge of attack models, methods of attack, network protocols, file systems and file format specifications
  • Strong working knowledge of malware in its varying forms, common delivery mechanisms, and common mitigation steps
  • Ability to convey security concepts related cybersecurity events to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to react quickly, decisively, and deliberately in high stress situations
  • Scripting skills (e.g., PERL, Python, shell scripting)
  • Experience conducting incident response, computer forensics, and traffic capture and analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies

  • Four year college degree and 4 or more years related experience or 6 or more years professional experience in security operations, information technology operations, or network operations required.
  • Industry recognized professional certification such as CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, CEH, Security+

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