Cyber Threat Analyst

for OnPoint in North Las Vegas, NV

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Location:
North Las Vegas, NV
Area Code:
702 
Travel Req:
none 
Telecommute:
no 
Pay Rate:
Tax Term:
FULLTIME 
Length:
 
Posted:
7-14-2014 
Position ID:
630803 
Dice ID:
RTL141470 

OnPoint is a vibrant, energetic, and growing ISO-certified technology and management consulting partner that provides critical thinking, strategic analysis, and thought leadership in a collaborative environment in an enduring effort to improve performance, lower costs, and achieve results for clients. We are guided by our principles: Clarity. Action. Results—for each client engagement we work to gain clarity, move into action, and achieve results. OnPoint specializes in delivering solutions in Information Assurance, Network Operations, Project Management and Systems Development.

OnPoint has an immediate opening for a Cyber Threat Analyst - Tier 1 to join our project with the U.S. Department of Energy. This position is located in Las Vegas, NV, with occasional travel to other project and client locations. 

The Cyber Threat Analyst (CTA) position requires the ability to support a rapidly changing environment with short suspense deliverables and diverse work assignments in support of a U.S. Government Agency Security Operations Center. The position requires familiarity with classified and unclassified computer security and intrusion analysis.

  • Embedded with the Network Intrusion Analysts, the CTA will be primarily responsible as subject matter expert (SME) for all custom intelligence-based alerts

  • Significant written and verbal communication is required for this role, including site notices, analysis reports and executive summaries of cyber threats and APT activity, ticketing and documentation, and formal and informational briefings to community Computer Network Defense (CND) professional staff and senior management.

  • Collaborate with the IDS Engineers and SIEM Engineers to reduce false positives while maximizing capture of suspect traffic

  • Present new technical details of relevant activity detected (when applicable) in the semi-monthly classified Incident Responder Technical VTC

  • Must be proficient at analyzing and interpreting network traffic for indications of malicious activity.

  • Cross-train with other Threat Analysts in the section to provide redundant skills coverage.

  • Process historical intelligence reports and update database

  • In depth analysis into historical alerts and/or incidents of interest

  • Coordinate training sessions for the SOC-RTAs on interesting and relevant cases designed to improve their monitoring and analysis skills

  • Collaborate with Long Term Analyst on monthly report information and metrics

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements:

    The position requires a professional demeanor, good people skills, the ability to excel in a multi-tasked and dynamic environment, prioritize tasks, and manage to schedule. 

    s Degree required. 

    Experience in network intrusion analysis or computer network security of 1 year or more, or equivalent experience and training required. 

    SANS GSEC, SANS GCIH, SANS GCIA, CEH or equivalent certifications are desirable.

    Top Secret US Government clearance or eligibility for a high-level US Government clearance is required for this position. 

    US Citizenship is required for this position. 

  • Other: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions. OnPoint Consulting is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Candidates for positions with OnPoint Consulting must be authorized to work in the United States without benefit of visa sponsorship. Candidates for this position will undergo a government background investigation and must meet the requirements for access to sensitive government information.
Tracy Collins
OnPoint
2107 Wilson Blvd
Suite 510
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 841-5500 ext: 124
Fax: 703841.5552