Security Analyst II

Job#: 2004863

Job Description:

If you are interested in this role please send your updated resume to "Denni" at [email protected]
Springfield, Va 
Hybrid: Minimum Two days on-site (you get to choose your in office days)
Standard Core Hours M-F 
Position Overview:

The Senior Security Analyst II is responsible for the design, configuration, testing, and deployment of on-prem and cloud services. They will provide Incident Response, threat hunting and proactive support of all development activities in both the cloud and on-prem environments.
Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensuring anomalous activity is detected and the potential impact of events is understood.
  • Ensuring that information systems and assets are monitored to identify cybersecurity events and verify the effectiveness of protective measures.
  • Ensuring detection processes and procedures are maintained and tested to ensure awareness of anomalous events.
  • Ensuring response activities are coordinated with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., external support from service providers).
  • Ensuring analysis is conducted to ensure effective response and support recovery activities.
  • Ensuring activities are performed to prevent expansion of an event, mitigate its effects, and resolve the incident.
  • Ensuring response processes and procedures are executed and maintained, to ensure response to detected cybersecurity incidents.
  • Ensuring recovery processes and procedures are executed and maintained to ensure restoration of systems or assets affected by cybersecurity incidents.
  • Ensuring recovery planning and processes are improved by incorporating lessons learned into future activities.
  • Ensuring restoration activities are coordinated with internal and external parties (e.g.  coordinating centers, other CSIRTs, and vendors).
  • Additional activities as necessary to support the overall cybersecurity and PBS mission.
Requirements for success:
         Experience requirement:
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a systems engineer or administrator.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working as a security analyst.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ cybersecurity experience.
         Education and/or certification requirement:
  • GCIH, GCIA, GMON, GCED, or equivalent GIAC defense focused certifications desired.
  • Certifications by EC-Council, ISC2, Cisco, Microsoft, Fortinet, CompTIA, Offensive Security, etc. to be considered based on relevance to defensive cybersecurity operations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as cybersecurity, information technology, or computer science; equivalent combination of experience may be considered.
         Skills and abilities:
  • Ability to participate as a technical lead on all projects requiring cybersecurity expertise and consultation.
  • Ability to lead a Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) and Managed Security Services Partners (MSSPs) in the execution of daily incident response activities.
  • Ability to deploy, integrate, configure, and maintain systems which comprise the overall cybersecurity technology stack.
  • Ability to communicate complex cybersecurity concepts in a clear and concise manner for laypersons unfamiliar with cybersecurity and/or IT concepts.
  • Desire and ability to help drive organizational adoption and buy-in of cybersecurity policies and standards across the PBS ecosystem.
  • Eagerness to develop, grow, and maintain strong inter-team relationships across the business to aid in the accomplishment of the PBS mission.
         Preferred qualifications:
  • Expert knowledge in the following technologies and concepts: DFIR, IAM, PAM, DLP, NGFW, EDR, SIEM, IDS/IPS.
  • Strong foundational knowledge in IT technologies and concepts not limited to email security technologies, application security, cloud security (IaaS & PaaS, etc.), MITRE ATT&CK, SIEM, SOAR, CASB, MSSPs, DNS, Linux, Windows.
  • Fundamental knowledge of NIST, MDM, OWASP, PowerShell/Python/JavaScript, MacOS, malware analysis, LOLBAS, vulnerability management, WAF, CIS Benchmarks.









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Alexandria, VA, US

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Date Posted:
November 20, 2023