Network Security Analyst

Description

Summary:
The analyst is responsible for monitoring client networks to detect suspicious and hostile activity that would jeopardize the integrity of information systems. Analysts are responsible for reviewing logs from various security tools and network traffic analyzers. Analysts must be able to compile information and prepare computer security incident reports based in intrusions, events, and incidents that are detected. Analysis will work closely with network engineers and system administrators to ensure mitigation of all activity detected. In addition analysts must assist in the evaluation, research and development of computer and network security tools.

Shift: Nights, 12 Hour Shifts
Location: Work location is Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen MD

Essential Functions:
Constant monitoring of intrusion detection systems.
Creation of technically detailed reports based on intrusions and events.
Provides assistance in computer incident investigations
Analyze and evaluate anomalous network and system activity.
Assist in troubleshooting and problem solving a wide variety of client issues.
Collaborate well with members of the IAM team on daily policy issues.
Provide quality customer service with excellent communication skills.
Recommend modifications to access control lists to prevent and mitigate intrusions.

Requirements:
A total of seven years relevant IT experience : five years of relevant IA and/or security experience and Associate Degree or equivalent in work experience.
Active DOD Secret Clearance. Must be upgradeable to a Top Secret Clearance.
An advanced understanding of current threats and trends present in the Information Security and Technology field.
Advanced knowledge of network technologies and protocols.
Understanding of network hardware devices and experience configuring Access Control Lists or other Firewall or Router configuration experience.
Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge of computer security concepts.
Certifications: Security+ and either CEH, GCIA or GCIH. (not all required on day one)

Highly Desirable skills:
Initiative and a personal interest in Information Technology Security.
People skills and the ability to communicate effectively with various clients with the ability to explain and elaborate on technical details.
Have used network security analysis tools such as Snort, TCPDUMP, WireShark, and other Host or Network based Intrusion Detection Systems
Experience with system vulnerability assessment.
Familiar with computer forensic tools FTK, EnCase or other network forensic applications.
Knowledge of Linux/UNIX and Windows OS security.
Knowledge of computer programming languages and scripting languages. Previous scripting and coding experience is desired but not required.
An understanding of DOD and Army information assurance policy and regulations.

Network Security Systems Plus, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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