COMPUTER NETWORK DEFENSE ANALYST JR.
Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Must possess a thorough understanding of all aspects of computer and network security, including such areas as firewall administration, encryption technologies and network protocols. Data Security Analysts need strong oral and written communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent judgment and self-motivation. They should be able to multitask and work well under pressure. They must be able to investigate alerts, anomalies, error, intrusions, malware, ect to identify the extent of a security incident and they must be able to help isolate the responsible agents. It is important that candidates keep abreast of industry security trends and developments, as well as applicable Government regulations. Typical duties include:
- Assists in incident responseMonitoring systems security and responding to security incidents Participating in security systems testing Ensuring integrity and confidentiality of sensitive data Preventing and detecting intrusionIncident containment and remediation recommendationsConducting log file analysis