CISSP Jobs - Cyber Threat Analyst, 13642

at Apex Systems
Location Fort Meade, MD
Date Posted May 11, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Apex Systems Inc., is immediately seeking a Cyber Threat Analyst who is a self-starter, highly organized, is comfortable speaking with high ranking military personnel, and has a strong drive for quality. This position will support one of our highly regarded clients in the government arena, and offer a strong upside for growth.

Client: Enterprise Government Integrator

Location: Fort Meade, MD

Compensation: Competitive based on years of relevant experience

Clearance: Able to maintain an active TS/SCI Clearance with the DOD

Job Description

  • Maintain situational awareness of cyber activity by reviewing DoD, Intelligence Community and open source reporting for new vulnerabilities, malware or other threats that have the potential to impact the DoDIN.
  • Support mission-critical Continuity of Operations (COOP).
  • Synthesize, summarize, consolidate and share potentially malicious activities on the DoDIN with DISA and mission partner organizations by creating incident reports, wiki updates, collaboration/chat tippers and notifications, DoD incident handling database queries, metrics, and trend reports.
  • Assist in providing threat and vulnerability analysis as well as security advisory services and recommendations.
  • Provide near real time situational monitoring of an aligned AO to achieve, sustain, and present a near real time situational understanding of the AO’s operational environment. To include:
    • Tracking ongoing operations, the posture and disposition of friendly forces and adversary activity
    • Monitoring, consuming and analyzing operational, intelligence, and incident reporting
    • Monitoring and querying Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools (e.g., Splunk, ArcSight, McAfee Network Security Manager, Bro, Elk, etc.) for anomalous activity  
  • The analyst must be able to work independently (where required) to achieve day-to-day objectives work and as part of a team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline and 8+ years of overall related experience; or Master’s Degree 4+ years; OR 4 years of additional experience is accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Hold DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (Security+ CE, CISSP or equivalent)
  • Proficient understanding of Cyber Network Defense (CND) in regards to protect, detect, respond and sustain within a Computer Incident Response organization.
  • Experience in intelligence driven defense and/or Cyber Kill Chain (CKC) methodology; knowledge of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and other cyber threat modeling frame works.
  • Extensive hand’s on SIEM Tool Experience (Elk, Bro, ArcSight, Splunk, Wireshark, McAfee Network Security Manager, Silk, Niksum, Noesis) to identify/dig in to current & potential network threats
    • Must be able to speak to the findings these tools provide insight into, and then present those findings; as well as explain potential threat impact & remediation tactics.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth.
  • Experience identifying, triaging, and analyzing cyber incidents in DoD environments
  • Great oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarization with STIGs process and structure
  • Knowledge of the DoD orders process
  • Currently possess DoD 8750 certification such as CISSP
  • Experience briefing Senior Leaders

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178