Cyber Threat Analyst, Senior

McLean, Virginia, United States
Jun 24, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Full Time
Job Description Job Number: R0001884

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering and innovation expertise.

Cyber Threat Analyst, Senior

Key Role:

Serve as a senior analyst and task leader with high autonomy on a team that generates strategic-level Cyber threat intelligence (CTI) reports and presentations for commercial and government leaders. Lead analytic production by a small team to conduct open-source unclassified research into threats, risks, and trends around information technologies. Write with technical accuracy and analytic precision about clients' risk profiles, threat actors' capabilities, motivations, and identities and Cyber events details and attribution. Identify, scrutinize, and pivot off incomplete or unreliable technical and non-technical evidence found on the open Internet to formulate reasoned assessments. Ensure reports display analytical soundness, technical accuracy, structural clarity, and timely completion.

Basic Qualifications:

-2+ years of experience with open-source research and writing (OSINT) about Cyber threats

-Experience with identifying and navigating between technical and non-technical online sources to support research and analysis, including English and machine-translated news and research publications, infrastructure records, automated malware analysis, online forums, and social media

-Experience with translating analytic product requirements into sequenced research plans, production timelines, and reports and presentations appropriately structured for client needs

-Knowledge of prominent advanced persistent threat (APT) groups and campaigns, notable events and trends, and common tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with various threat actor categories

-Ability to critique and edit the logic, structure, style, and accuracy of short- and long-form intelligence assessments generated for senior- and operator-level audiences

-Ability to provide a writing sample demonstrating analytic rigor, writing clarity, and online research expertise

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree required

Additional Qualifications

-5+ years of experience in a professional work environment

-Experience with designing or critiquing organizational Cybersecurity strategies

-Experience with digital forensics or information assurance

-Experience with structured Cyber threat analysis frameworks, including Kill Chain analysis, Cyber Intelligence Preparation of the Environment (CIPE) modeling, or Diamond modeling of Cyber threat activities
-Experience with unclassified threat actor targeting

-Knowledge of general strategies and objectives of prominent nation states conducting Cyber operations, including expertise in Cyber threat environments in various regions
-Ability to automate threat data collection and analysis using scripting languages, including Python

-MA or MS degree
-Completion of formal training in Cybersecurity principals, including Security+, CEH, or CISSP Certification

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 

Integrating a full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems. by their side to help them achieve their missions.  Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.


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