Kratos Technology & Training Solutions Information Security Analyst in San Diego, California

Job Description:


The Information Security Analyst position is a member of the Kratos Information Security team who is responsible for protecting the companys information technology assets. This includes, but is not limited to: network equipment, servers, desktop and laptop computers, software and electronic information.


  • Monitor and respond to incoming security alerts in the Security Operations Center (SOC)

  • Participate in security incident response activities

  • Improve existing processes and documentation for the SOC

  • Analyze detected malware to extract additional information and IOCs

  • Confer with users to gather information related to security incidents

  • Review and analyze email phishing attacks

  • Security tool integration and process automation via scripting

  • Correlate disparate security indicators to find attack patterns

  • Assist with the design and implementation of computer security policies

  • Evaluate network architecture and hardware/software configurations for security vulnerabilities

  • Participate in the review of internal projects that may have an impact on security

  • Maintain updated knowledge on the latest information security technology trends

  • Assist with evaluation and implementation of solutions to improve security

  • Write detailed reports on security incidents and related activity

  • Promote a philosophy of security risk mitigation through proactive security awareness training

  • Recommend changes to improve security related best practices for the organization

  • Network traffic analysis to detect nefarious activity.

  • Maintain system hardening baselines for production system deployment

  • Ensure currency and effectiveness of authentication, encryption, and intrusion detection methods

  • Review and implement recommendations proposed by security audits and reports

  • Other related duties may be assigned

Experience and Skills:


  • BA/BS in related field preferred. Equivalent experience/certification acceptable

  • Three years of technical experience in an information technology operations position (System Administrator, System Engineer, Network Engineer, Support Specialist, Etc.)

  • Two years of technical experience in an information security related position (Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Penetration Tester, Application Security Specialist, Etc.)

  • CISSP and CEH Certifications or be able to achieve both certifications within 1 year

  • GSEC Certification a plus

  • Strong understanding of modern client and server operating systems: Windows, Linux, OSX

  • General understanding of network fundamentals: IP Subnetting, TCP/UDP Ports, Routing Protocols, VPNs, ACLs, Firewall Management, Proxy Services, Wireless Networks

  • Beginner to Intermediate experience with scripting in one or more of the following: Python, Perl, Ruby, VBScript, JavaScript, Shell Scripting, etc.

  • General understanding of Database administration and threat defense

  • Familiarity with dynamic malware analysis

  • Solid understanding of enterprise Microsoft Active Directory environments

  • IT Audit and compliance experience is a plus


  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Interact effectively in a team environment

  • Adhere to workplace rules

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Ability to effectively communicate/present technical information to a non-technical audience

  • Understands the value of cross training and information sharing with team members

  • Desire to improve knowledge of information security related topics

  • Ability to triage issues in stressful situations

  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Job Tracking ID: 85347-231403

Location: San Diego, CA

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Date Updated: September 27, 2016

Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)

Number of Openings: 1

Years of Experience: At least 3 Years

Level of Education: BA/BS

Starting Date: ASAP