Computer Network Defense (Cnd) Analyst

ICF International, Inc Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 1 week ago

As a Computer Network Defense Analyst (CND) you will be 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. You must be able to compile information and prepare computer security incident reports based on intrusions, events, and incidents that are detected. You will work closely with infrastructure engineers, information assurance engineers, and system administrators to ensure mitigation of all activity detected.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Constant monitoring of intrusion detection systems.

  • Creation of technically detailed reports based on intrusions and events.

  • Provides assistance in computer incident investigations.

  • Coordinate with other teams to remediate detected incidents.

  • Analyze and evaluate anomalous network and system activity.

  • Recommend modifications to security tools to detect, prevent, and mitigate intrusions.

  • Assist in troubleshooting and problem solving a wide variety of client issues.

  • Provide quality customer service with excellent communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Security Clearance required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.

  • Per DOD 8570 Compliance, all candidates must have a current/active Security+ CE (Continuing Education) certification.

  • 3 years of network defense / incident response / intrusion analysis experience.

  • 3 years hands-on experience in the detection, response, mitigation, and/or reporting of cyber threats affecting client networks and one or more of the following: Computer intrusion analysis

  • Intrusion detection

  • Computer network surveillance/monitoring.

  • Knowledge and understanding of network protocols, network devices, multiple operating systems, secure architecture and system log analysis.

  • Experience with current cyber threats and the associated tactics, techniques, and procedures used to infiltrate computer networks.

  • Experience in developing, refining, and performing advanced analysis to uncover new or potential incidents and report on results.

  • Experience in assessing threat indicators (e.g. Malware/Malicious Anomalies/Abnormal network Activity/Root Level Compromise, etc.).

  • An advanced understanding of current threats and trends present in the Information Security and Technology field.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge of computer security concepts.

  • Demonstrated ability to document processes.

  • Ability to work shift as required (night and day shifts).

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 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.

  • Relevant IT certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Encase Certified Examiner (ECE), and EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH).

  • Prior experience with IT security devices and tools such as Encase, Check Point Firewalls, Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway, Source Fire IDS/IPS, Symantec DLP, and Fore Scout.

  • Experience with the CJCSM 6510 Cyber Incident Handling Program tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

  • An understanding of DOD information assurance policy and regulations.

  • Professional Skills/Required Skills:
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent problem solving skills.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities 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.

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. ICFtogether for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand 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.

Georgia Client Office (GA88)


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Computer Network Defense (Cnd) Analyst

ICF International, Inc