Cyber Security Analyst

Fort Belvoir, VA

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Job Description

Working within the Army PEO-EIS newly formed Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Team, the Cybersecurity Analyst will be a critical team member for the rapidly growing DCO PdM.

Responsibilities broadly include:

·                   Plan and conduct engineering projects concerned with research, design, and development of new or modification and improvement of existing equipment's and systems applicable to PM mission.

·                   Apply the theories, principles, standards and information systems security methods and a working knowledge of the related engineering disciplines to evaluate system requirements, determine hardware and software design detail and performance characteristics necessary to meet operational requirements.

·                   Recommend new designs and techniques leading to cost-effective system enhancement.

·                   Analyze specific system requirements and design modifications or deviations in hardware or software subsystems to ensure fulfillment of user related needs and will adequately resist established and projected threat environments.

Responsibilities specifically include:

·                   Develop requirements for NSOC cybersecurity tools

·                   Operate and develop signatures for SIEM

·                   Operate and develop signatures for IPS

·                   Operate and develop signatures for Splunk and/or ELK

·                   Operate and develop rules for firewalls

·                   Author cybersecurity requirements/specifications for SOC tools

·                   Operate on a SOC team

Skills & Requirements


·                   3 years of relevant experience

·                   Ability to travel up to 10%

·                   Experience with use and configuration of IPS/IDS, Vulnerability Scanning, and Host Defense Systems

·                   Experience as a Cybersecurity Analyst (CNDSP or NSOC)

Preferred Skills:

·                   Experience working with IPS/IDS, Vulnerability Scanning, and Host Defense systems in a virtual environment

·                   Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint·       

·                   DOD Experience

Education & Certifications:

·                   Bachelor's Degree

·                   At least 1 of the  following DoD 8570 level II IAT Certificates: 

o        A+

o        Network+

o        Systems Security Certified Practioner (SSCP)

o        Global IA Certification (GIAC)

o        GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)

o        Security+

o        Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)

Security Clearance:

·                   Active DOD Secret required


·                   Springfield/Fort Belvoir