Tier 2 and Tier 3 SOC Analysts

Apex Systems
Herndon, VA
Oct 13, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time
Job DescriptionTier 2 and Tier 3 SOC AnalystsHerndon, VAApex Systems has several high-profile opportunities for Mid & Senior Level SOC Analysts to assess security threats and risks involving client infrastructure for a large Federal customer in Herndon, VA.This SOC environment is supporting ALL Cyber Security programs across this customers Federal portfolio (not tied to 1 contract). The current openings are for day shift Monday- Friday. We are seeking candidates with 5+ years of experience working in a SOC who have experience with ArcSight/SIEM tools and how to navigate through the tool and able to create reports. Candidates must be able to pass an extensive background check (criminal and drug), and be able to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance, DHS EoD, and several public trusts for various civilian agencies. Certifications, Degrees and active clearances are preferred, but not required. The SOC Analyst monitors for compromises and anomalous behavior, analyzes how intruders breached the infrastructure in order to identify additional systems/networks that have been compromised. The SOC Analyst will be responsible for tuning and monitoring the SOC infrastructure, escalating issues and threats, as well as providing support to our customers.Responsibilities:Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary informationEnsures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices.Monitors and proactively mitigates information security risksMonitors system availability and performanceReacts to customers escalationsIdentify, analyze, and document actions taken by malicious actorsDetermine sophistication, priority, and threat level of identified malwareExamine media and malware analysis reports and operational reporting from incidents to correlate similar events, tradecraft, and TTPs of malicious activityConduct log and system analysis for various system, and network and security devices capabilities to including NexGen Firewalls, WAFs, Database monitoring solutions, Identity Management Solutions, Virtualized platforms, Linux/Unix and Windows operating systems. include routers, Windows, Linux, and UNIXQualifications:5 years of SOC experience at the enterprise levelIndustry certifications such as CEH, GCIA, GCIH, or CISSP highly desiredExperience in analyzing security logs generated by Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), firewalls, Anti-Virus, and/or other security logging sourcesManaged Security Services (MSS) experience highly desiredExperience performing security analysis utilizing SIEM technologies Experience performing analysis utilizing IDS consoles Strong understanding of networking and associated protocols ArcSight experience is highly desirable Strong understanding of general cybersecurity conceptsExcellent analytical and problem solving skills Ability to mentor junior analystsCompany DescriptionApex Systems, an On Assignment company (NYSE: ASGN), provides organizations with scalable IT staffing solutions to address critical gaps in their current workforce and augment workforce management strategies. We specialize in providing IT professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, direct placement, and managed solutions to clients in Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies. Our specialized technology and industry practice groups help us match the most talented and qualified technical professionals to great companies across the country. Apex Systems and parent company On Assignment combine to be the 2nd largest IT staffing company in the US

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