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CGI Federal is seeking qualified applicants for a Cyber Threat Hunter/ Intel Analyst position that will serve as part of a Cyber Threat Analysis Center (CTAC) team in Huntsville, AL. Qualified applicants will be responsible for participating in threat actor based investigations to detect, disrupt and eradicate the presence of threat actors from enterprise networks. To meet this goal you will utilize the latest in cyber security technology to provide Computer Network Defense and Cyber Threat Intelligence support to CGI Federal and its customers.
Your future duties and responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the Cyber Threat Hunter/ Intel Analyst include, but are not limited to:
Monitor and analyze network traffic and security alerts, respond to potential threats/vulnerabilities.
Investigate intrusion attempts and perform in-depth analysis of exploits.
Provide network intrusion detection expertise to support timely and effective decision making of when to declare an incident.
Conduct Open Source cyber threat intelligence research to identify threat actor motivations, capabilities, and intentions.
Perform initial triage on security events that are populated in a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system.
Analyze a variety of network and host-based security appliance logs (Firewalls, NIDS, HIDS, Sys Logs, etc.) to determine the correct remediation actions and escalation paths for each incident.
Independently follow procedures to contain, analyze, and eradicate malicious activity.
Document all activities during an incident and providing leadership with status updates during the life cycle of the incident.
Develop advanced queries and alerts to detect adversary actions
Hunt for and identify threat actor groups based on their known techniques, tactics, procedures (TTPs), tools and infrastructure.
Identify and track new tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) associated with known threat actors to enhance our cyber threat intelligence database.
Capture intelligence on threat actor TTPs and develop countermeasures in response to threat actors.
Provide thoroughly vetted intelligence products on emerging cyber threats, indicators of compromise and trend analysis.
Create a final incident report detailing the events of the incident.
Provide information regarding intrusion events, security incidents, and other threat indications and warning information to US government agencies.
Assist with the development of processes and procedures to improve incident response times, analysis of incidents, and overall SOC operations.
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
Education or Experience:
Minimum of two (2) years of direct experience in an IT Security, Incident Response or Security Analyst role within the last 4 years
Experience with cyber advanced persistent threats, actors, infrastructure, and TTPs
Experience and extensive knowledge working with a SIEM and performing triage, information gathering and analysis
Experience in Security Incident Handling and Incident Management procedures
Experience with writing clear and concise technical documents specifically event analysis and incident handling documentation
Experience with Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
Demonstrate knowledge of the TCP/IP stack and other protocols
Knowledge of computer networking, routing and switching
Experience with Linux/UNIX and Windows based devices at the System Administrator level
Working knowledge of security architectures and devices
In-depth knowledge of lateral movement methods, foothold tactics, and data exfiltration techniques
Experience with Account Management, Windows Events and Log Management
Organizational skills and the ability to work autonomously with attention to detail and processes
Excellent communication skills with experience providing incident briefings to peers, management and clients
Excellent written skills with experience creating formal incident reports
Industry recognized professional certification such as CISSP, GCIH, GCIA, CEH, Security+
Past experience with or current understanding of government intelligence processes and systems
Direct experience with Malware and Fusion analysis techniques and methodologies
Scripting skills (e.g., PERL, Python, shell scripting)
US Federal Government security clearance (Public Trust), or the ability to obtain a clearance
Unix/Linux System Admin
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