Cyber Defense Analyst

Greenbelt, Maryland
$110,000 - $160,000
Apr 26, 2018
May 31, 2018

Job Summary/Company: 

A Sparks Group Partner is looking to hire a Cyber Defense Analyst  for a Federal Client in Maryland for a long-term and recently awarded project. Are you a Cyber Security professional who is passionate about hunting APTs?  Would you be interested in joining a team of cyber security pros who are experts at their craft?  Do you have blue team or red team experience at a Federal Agency?  Do you have expertise with network analysis, PCAP and SIEM?  If yes, this could be a great opportunity for you!  


As a Cyber Defense Analyst you will be responsible for reviewing the network flow, PCAP, logs, and sensors and for evidence of cyber-attack patterns, and hunt for Advance Persistent Threats.


  • Actively hunt for threats in network and on host
  • Leverage network flow, PCAP, logs and sensors
  • Find evidence of attack, and attackers actions
  • Work with team to produce effective countermeasures
  • Contribute to mitigations for future attacks of a similar nature
  • Follow Security Operations Center policies, procedures for incident reporting and management
  • Create a detailed Incident Reports and contribute to lessons learned for continuous improvement
  • Monitor open source and commercial threat intelligence for IOCs, new vulnerabilities, software weaknesses, and other potential threats
  • Conduct forensic testing and operational hardening of multiple OS platforms
  • Analyze network perimeter data, flow, packet filtering, proxy firewalls, and IPS/IDS to create and implement a concrete plan of action to harden the defensive posture
  • Provide detailed input to watchlog and provide thorough pass-down

Qualified candidates should send their resume to Sparks Group for additional details. Please note resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. 

We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

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