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Network Based Systems Analyst (Level II)
Company NAIS
Location Arlington, VA
Preferred GIAC Certifications GSEC, GCFE, GCFA, GNFA
Travel 5%
Salary $55K-$70K
Contact Name Josh Carlisle
Contact Email joshua.carlisle/at/
Expires 2020-10-31

Job Description

Network-based Systems Analyst (Level I)

These positions will be in support of the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center’s (NCCIC’s) Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Core Competencies:
•Knowledge of Computer Network Defense policies, procedures, and regulations
•Knowledge of defense-in-depth principles and general attack stages with respect to network security architecture
•Ability to characterize and analyze network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network resources
•Identify and analyze anomalies in network traffic using metadata
•Reconstruct a malicious attack or activity based on network traffic
•Examine network topologies to understand data flows through the network
•Knowledge of network device integrity concepts and methodologies
•Skill in preserving evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards

Level I
(Minimum 3 years network investigations experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cyber security, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with a minimum 1 year of network investigations experience)

Proficiency at level II includes all core competencies in addition to the following:

•Top Secret Clearance
•Monitor external data sources to maintain currency of Computer Network Defense threat conditions
•Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., network traffic logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection system logs, DNS logs) to identify possible threats to network security
•Receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts
•Track and document Computer Network Defense incidents from initial detection through final resolution

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year