Softworld Sr. Security Analyst in Lanham, Maryland

Sr. Security Analyst

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Date posted:

October 04, 2016

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Lanham, MD

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Seeking a Senior Security Analyst

REQUIRED SKILLS: • 10+ years of experience • SIEM experience (Arcsight, Nessus, Splunk, etc.) • Experience with Big Data analytics to look for patterns in identifying security vulnerabilities • Security Incident Analysis • Incident/intrusion source tracing • Root cause analysis • Remediation/resolution recommendations • IDS/HIDS configuration analysis

This individual will provide security incident analysis in support of a government agency’s operations. Operations are based on a 24X7 schedule. Responsibilities include: Security Incident Analysis; incident/intrusion source tracing; root cause analysis; remediation/resolution recommendations; intrusion detection system/host based intrusion detection system configuration analysis; and others. Analyst will be responsible for analyzing alerts; tuning signatures; reporting possible compromises; and end user/desktop support. Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. • Performs Computer Security Incident Response activities for a large organization; coordinates with other government agencies to record and report incidents • Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems to identify security issues for remediation • Recognizes potential; successful; and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information • Evaluate firewall change requests and assess organizational risk • Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure; applications and operating systems • Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls • Ensures the integrity and protection of networks; systems; and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies; through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices • Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments; including user accounts; application access; file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance • Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned • Participates in special projects as required