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Columbia, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2104234

Cyber Security Analyst

ICF is seeking a Cleared Cyber Security Analyst to support a cyber security analytic program using Elastic technologies. Your work will contribute to the knowledge of how cyber-attacks work, how vulnerabilities are exploited and the way hostile cyber actors operate.  We are looking for individuals that want to analyze and understand data and find anomalies. Use your skills to help experiment and prototype future cyber capabilities for implementation.

This role is based in our Columbia, MD office, but is currently full-time remote. This is an opportunity to contribute to an important project from its beginning, work with the latest and emerging technologies, and all while building a great career at ICF!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting threat hunting, data preparation, implementation of techniques, visualizations, and employment of analytics
  • Assess Elastic capabilities and whether efficiencies can be had
  • Problem-solve by identifying potential tools/processes to support needs, capturing areas of improvement that can be translated into functional requirements for future planning
  • Provide ad-hoc training to cyber analysts to support or enhance current processes
  • Identify areas of technical training gaps and proposed approaches to methods (hands on, online modules, etc.) to improve the use of tools and data in support of the cybersecurity mission
  • Participate in post-engagement review
  • Effectively communicate with leadership to ensure situational awareness

Basic Qualifications you will need to have:

  • Active Secret security clearance required as part of client contract requirement 
  • US Citizenship required as part of client contract requirement
  • IAT Level I Certification. One of the following or higher level:
    • A+ CE
    • CCNA-Security
    • CND
    • Network+ CE
    • SSCP
  • Understand and proficient Linux user
    • e.g., ability to run scripts, navigate and teach first-time users
  • Knowledge of Network security and the 3 different types of data provided:
    • Alerting Data
      • e.g., Snort or Suricata
    • Sessionized protocol metadata and Netflow
      • e.g., Bro/Zeek, SILK, SolarWinds, Nexthop
    • Full Packet capture
      • e.g., Stenographer, Wireshark, tcpdump, netsniff-ng
  • Minimum of 3 years experience with Network security
    • e.g., responding to incidents or SOC analyst experience
  • Advanced knowledge of cyber threats and TTPs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Cyber, or a related field
  • Elastic Certification
  • 5+ years experience with Network security
    • e.g., responding to incidents or SOC analyst experience
  • Degree in Information Security and/or Cybersecurity
  • Information Security and/or Cybersecurity Certifications

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Columbia, MD (MD12)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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