Job Description Qualifications Clearance Requirement:
SAIC is currently seeking candidates for a Sr. Cyber Security Threat Hunter - Tier III SOC Analyst, supporting one of our federal customers.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a key team of cyber security professionals here at SAIC, supporting full life cycle cyber security operations for our customer.
We are seeking an individual that can bring security analysis and incident response experience to support daily operations and help grow and mature our current SOC environment.
As a Cyber Threat Hunter you will be responsible for participating in threat actor based investigations, creating new detection methodologies, and provided expert support to incident response and monitoring functions.
The focus of the Threat Hunter is to detect, disrupt and the eradication of threat actors from enterprise networks.
To execute this mission, the Threat Hunter will use data analysis, threat intelligence, and cutting-edge security technologies.
You will also directly support the Security Operations Center by applying analytic and technical skills to investigate intrusions, identify malicious activity and potential insider threats, and perform incident response.
General SIEM monitoring, analysis, content development, and maintenance
Research, analysis, and response for alerts; including log retrieval and documentation
Conduct analysis of network traffic and host activity across a wide array of technologies and platforms
Assist in incident response activities such as host triage and retrieval, malware analysis, remote system analysis, end-user interviews, and remediation efforts
Compile detailed investigation and analysis reports for internal SOC consumption and delivery to management
Track threat actors and associated tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
Capture intelligence on threat actor TTPs and develop countermeasures in response to threat actors
Analyze network traffic, IDS/IPS/DLP events, packet capture, and FW logs
Analyze malicious campaigns and evaluate effectiveness of security technologies
Develop advanced queries and alerts to detect adversary actions
Coordinate threat hunting activities across the network leveraging intelligence from multiple internal and external sources, as well as cutting- edge security technologies
Design and build custom tools for investigations, hunting, and research
Assist in the design, evaluation, and implementation of new security technologies
Lead response and investigation efforts into advanced/targeted attacks
Hunt for and identify threat actor groups and their techniques, tools and processes
Identify gaps in IT infrastructure by mimicking an attacker s behaviors and responses
Provide expert analytic investigative support of large scale and complex security incidents
Perform Root Cause Analysis of security incidents for further enhancement of alert catalog
Continuously improve processes for use across multiple detection sets for more efficient Security Operations
Review alerts generated by detection infrastructure for false positive alerts and modify alerts as needed
Develop dashboards and reports to identify potential threats, suspicious/anomalous activity, malware, etc.
Provide forensic analysis of network packet captures, DNS, proxy, Netflow, malware, host-based security and application logs, as well as logs from various types of security sensors
A passion for research, and uncovering the unknown about internet threats and threat actors
Ensure the SOC analyst team is providing excellent customer service and support
9+ years of relevant cyber security experience in IT Security, Incident Response or network security with strong knowledge working in a SOC
3+ years experience with the incident response process, including detecting advanced adversaries, log analysis using Splunk or similar tools, and malware triage
Experience with creating automated log correlations in Splunk or a similar tool to identify anomalous and potentially malicious behavior
Demonstrated knowledge of the Splunk search language, search techniques, alerts, dashboards and report building.
Strong analytical and investigation skills
Experience with active threat hunting and adversary tracking
Working knowledge of security architectures and devices
Working knowledge of threat intelligence consumption and management
Working knowledge of root causes of malware infections and proactive mitigation
Working knowledge of lateral movement, footholds, and data exfiltration techniques
Experience with Netflow or PCAP analysis
Track record of creative problem solving, and the desire to create and build new processes
Experience and knowledge of packet flow, TCP/UDP traffic, firewall technologies, IDS technologies, proxy technologies, and antivirus, spam and spyware solutions
Convert intelligence into actionable mitigation and technical control recommendations
Experience with the Windows file system and registry functions or *NIX operating systems and command line tools
Knowledge of the underlying logic that security alerts are built upon and apply them when analyzing raw logs and creating new dashboards and alerts
Knowledge of typical behaviors of both malware and threat actors and how common protocols and applications work at the network level, including DNS, HTTP, and SMB.
Experience working in fast paced environments, and ability manage workload even during times of stress or escalated activity
Comfortable with impromptu tasking and loosely defined requirements
Strong time management and multitasking skills as well as attention to detail
Strong collaborative skills and proven ability to work in a diverse team of security professionals
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Perform memory analysis
Perform malware analysis
Experience with computer exploitation methodologies
Experience as a government contractor
CISSP or GCIA/GCIH
Bachelor s degree or higher in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, etc. Or 9+ years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance
Job Posting Date: 2019-05-09 08:28:50 UTC
Primary Location: VIENNA, VA 22182 US
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No
Shift: Day Job
Qualifications Clearance Requirement: