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Cyber Security Analyst

Information Technology | Cary, NC | Contract

Job Description

Job Title : Cyber Security Analyst

Location : Cary, NC (NC0017)-USA and Ashburn, VA hybrid


  • Ability to obtain GSA Public Trust clearance

  • At least three years of experience in security related fields including prior SOC experience

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral English

  • Experience using a supported Security Incident Event Management (SIEM) for analytics Knowledgeable with scripting, parsing, and query development in enterprise SIEM solutions

  • Experience in tuning use cases & content, driven from day to day optimizations, with understanding of best practices to ensure adjustments do not cause false negatives

  • Experience with documenting processes and procedures as well as training team members on processes and procedures

  • Exceptional problem solving skills

  • Ability to drive process improvements and identify gaps

  • Proactive in engaging with customers and Verizon management teams

  • Thorough understanding of threat landscape and indicators of compromise

  • Experience with incident response techniques related to network forensic analysis

  • Experience investigating security incidents with SIEMs, use case development/tuning, and understanding of incident response

  • Experience with IPS including analyzing alerts generated by the inspection with consideration to how signatures are written, and how to identify false positives Experience with implementing changes on next generation firewalls including firewall policy & content inspection configuration ( Fortimanager, Fortigate, Cisco, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, etc.)

  • Skilled with Linux command line

  • Experience with health and availability monitoring; understanding of device logging and ingestion, network troubleshooting, and device troubleshooting


  • Scripting knowledge in (ie. Python, Powershell, Bash Shell, Java, etc.)

  • Incident response experience utilizing different SIEMs and industry best practices

  • Experience with customer service and supporting service desk functions such as IAM management


  • Required: Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or similar discipline

  • Required: industry certification(s) such as CISSP, SANS GIAC or GCIH, CompTIA Security+, CCNP-Security, Palo Alto CNSE, Fortinet NSE, CySA+, GCED, CEH, or comparable security-related certification

  • Preferred location near either Cary, NC or Ashburn, VA.