• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3180

Title: Cybersecurity Data Analyst
Location: Herndon, VA
*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *
Company Overview:
Cornerstone Defense is the Employer of Choice within the Intelligence, Defense, and Space communities of the U.S. Government.  Realizing early on that our most prized assets are our employees, we continually focus our attention on improving the overall work/life experience they have supporting the mission.  Our Team is pushed every day to use their industry leading knowledge to provide end-to-end solutions to combat our nation’s toughest and most secure problems.  If you are looking for a place to not only be professionally challenged, but encouraged and supported by a company that cares, don’t look any further than Cornerstone Defense.

We are seeking a Cybersecurity Data Analyst in Herndon, VA. As a Cyber Analyst on our team, you will provide innovative and creative solutions to challenging cyber security problems, utilizing the latest cyber and data analytics tools available, to advance the nation's information security posture. Join a team who protects and defends the largest target in the world.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Perform advanced cybersecurity analysis relating to the client’s enterprise networks

Provide data analytics support and expertise in data science for specialized cybersecurity applications and big data analytical systems

Collect and analyze information on enterprise data sources, formats, and key stakeholder use cases

Translate data into actionable insights through intelligent analytics

Perform client network and systems analysis and research, identify and correlate information by applying data visualization tools and/or existing analytical processes to data

Define raw input requirements for data models, ensuring quick analysis and summary reporting for informed decision-making.

Basic Requirements:

5+ years of experience with network security applications, protocols, and associated hardware

5+ years of experience systems engineering to include network, storage, backup, platforms, middleware, application, monitoring, and network security

Experience with data aggregation and analysis tools like Splunk, Elasticsearch, Kibana or similar

Experience working complex data analysis and analytical assessments of operational and technical data

Experience providing data enrichment expertise, including onboarding, normalizing, analyzing, and reporting

Experience providing in-depth holistic analysis of a technical threat to critical infrastructure by leveraging various data sources

Experience with AWS cloud services such as Lambdas, EC2s, S3 or similar

Active/current TS/SCI with polygraph clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or 6 additional years of relevant experience

Demonstrates advanced understanding of networking protocols and network modeling tools

Demonstrates advanced understanding of network security products and techniques like firewalls, ACLs, Radius, TACACS,  or similar

Experience briefing internal and external stakeholders on your findings and recommendations

Ability to work independently or collaboratively as part of a team

Ability to effectively communicate with senior client leaders

Proven research, analytical and problem solving skills

Proven organizational skills and attention to detail


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