• Type: Contract
  • Job #2726

Title: Cyber Security Analyst – Senior
Location: McLean, VA

*Clearance: Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *



Company Overview:

Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of intelligence, satellite, and cyber technologies. Cornerstone’s Intelligence Sector provides solutions to the United States Government for information collection, operations, exploitation and dissemination, and research activities. Our Team specializes in software development, cloud architecture, systems and network engineering, systems integration, agile management, as well as targeting operations and intelligence analysis. Our support to our mission customers includes cyber network operations, exploitation and defense, signals intelligence, human intelligence, and critical missions and networks.

The CIRT Incident Handler on this agency-level Cyber Security support contract performs the following duties: 

• Performs actions in response to identified cyber intrusions

• Determines appropriate course of action in response to identified cyber security incidents or anomalous network activity

• Performs advanced analysis to include forensic seizures of hardware, malware triage and dynamic analysis, and determination of the scope of compromise during a cyber incident

* Communicates with stakeholders and leaders to ensure incidents are managed appropriately

* Acts as incident command during small scale incidents and cyber response subject matter expert during large scale incidents

• Recommend enterprise countermeasures based on incident trends

• Prepares detailed recommendations for network defense improvements to close or mitigate incidents

Required Experience/Skills:

*  Demonstrated experience in cyber incident response/detection or expert network engineering, system administration, or devops 

•  Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, communications, and briefing skills

•  Strong analytical and problem solving skills

•  Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in Cyber Security, InfoSec, Security Engineering, Network Engineering with emphasis in cyber security issues and operations, computer incident response, systems architecture, data management


Required Tools:
Familiarity with the following classes of enterprise cyber defense technologies:
• Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems

• Network Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)

• Host Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)

• Network and Host malware detection and prevention

• Network and Host forensic tools

• Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

• Sysmon

• Web/Email gateway security technologies

* Experience with Splunk, Windows PowerShell, or similar technologies

* Netflow and Full Packet Capture solutions

Required Certifications:
DOD 8570 IAT Level I, CSSP-IR, or CSSP-A

Required Degree:

BS (bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or other closely related IT discipline)
10 years experience if no BS


Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornerstone Defense is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for all employees and to upholding diversity in our recruiting and hiring processes. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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