Information Security/Privacy Analyst


Looking for a rewarding and challenging career with a dynamic, growing organization?  Phacil is your answer. We have an immediate need for a  Cyber Network Defense Analyst – Day Shift  to support an important government customer in Lorton, VA or Vicksburg, MS


Clearance Level (Required to Start) (e.g. Top Secret, Secret):  Secret, must be able to obtain TS


Primary Job Responsibilities (Should contain elements of the job description from the job catalog):

  • Conduct network monitoring and intrusion detection analysis using various defensive cyber tools, such as Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewalls, Host Based Security System (HBSS), etc.
  • Correlate network activity across unclassified and classified networks to identify trends of unauthorized use..
  • Review alerts and packet-level data from sensors and document formal, technically-details incident reports, when necessary, for dissemination to end customers.
  • Research emerging threats and vulnerabilities to aid in the identification of network incidents..
  • Provide end customers with incident response support, including mitigating actions to activity and facilitate forensics analysis when necessary.
  • Collaborate with counterpart DCO organizations and Network Operations Centers (NOC) on possible threats and exchange analysis or other information on suspicious activity.
  • Provide quality customer service with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Provide direct support to the Defensive Operations Team Lead.
  • Operate in a 24×7 environment that requires weekends, holidays and alternate shift work.




Understanding of Ports and Protocols, Linux/Unix administration, good written communication, Snort, tcpdump, WireShark, and other Host or Network based Intrusion Detection Systems Experience.

Experience performing technical analysis involving threat event data, evaluating malicious activity, documenting unusual files and data, and identifying tactics, techniques and procedures used by attackers to gain access to Windows, Mac OS and Linux platforms.


Preferred Skills

Ability to perform network intrusion incident response and network attack characterization and reconstruction, determine the extent of malware’s capabilities, how to detect it and to assess its impact on affected systems.


Degree Required/Equivalent Experience w/o degree

Minimum of an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, IT Management, or related discipline (preferred)


Certification Requirements (e.g. CCNP, CCNP):



Travel Requirement (e.g. 10%): 0%


Any additional info regarding work environment (e.g. core hours, shift work, remote work, flex time, etc.):

Shift Work-Day Shift


Phacil is a leading employee-owned provider of mission-focused, results-driven technology solutions to the Federal Government. With consistent focus on technical excellence, exceptional contract performance, and quality results, customers have come to trust Phacil to solve their most complex challenges. Phacil’s diverse range of mission-focused solutions in Software Services, Systems Engineering, Integration & Operations (SEI&O), Cybersecurity, and Service Desk operations enables our team of over 800 technical professionals to effectively serve our customers throughout the U.S. and overseas.


Phacil continually strives for performance excellence as evidenced by corporate certifications, such as ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013, performing certified ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and CMMI Maturity Level 3 (for both Development and Services) work on Contracts.   Phacil has won numerous awards including the Coalition for Government Procurement’s Excellence in Partnership and Tech Council of MD’s Contracting Firm of the Year, as well as rankings on Washington Business Journal’s Top Government Technology Contractors and CRN Solution Provider 500.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status



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