Senior Cyber Threat and Intelligence Analyst

Job Locations US-Remote / Telework | US-TX-Fort Worth | US-MO-Kansas City | US-CO-Denver | US-DC-Washington
Job ID 2021-4055
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Description

Valiant Solutions is seeking a Senior Cyber Threat and Intelligence Analyst to join our rapidly growing team. Valiant Solutions is a Cybersecurity company delivering cutting-edge security solutions to our Government clients.  This is your chance to work with a wide range of technologies for a company that cares about its employees- Valiant has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the DC area SEVEN years in a row!   If you’ve got that ‘can-do’ attitude and possess the skills below, we’d love to talk to you about this exciting opportunity.

 

Job Description

This position serves as a Senior Cyber Threat and Intelligence Analyst in support of a major federal client. This organization provides services that analyze and produce enhanced cyber security and threat intelligence information to include threats and potential threats to the customer’s personnel, information, and information systems; provides timely and relevant intelligence to assist with mitigating cyber threats confronting the Department; supports evaluation, implementation, and operations of tools/technologies used in advanced analysis; support and develop the Cyber Insider Threat Program. Responsible for the delivery of written and oral briefings to stakeholders and community partners across the Foreign Affairs community

 

Responsibilities

  • The Senior Cyber Threat and Intelligence Analyst will support the customer’s overall cyber threat analysis efforts. 
  • Researches, analyzes, and writes documents such as cybersecurity intelligence bulletins, alerts, and briefings for all levels of stakeholders from Tier 1-3 SOC, security engineering and executives
  • Ensures documentation is accurate, complete, meets editorial and government specifications, and adheres to standards for quality, graphics, coverage, format, and style. 
  • Ensures content is developed in an appropriate style for the intended audience to include presentations, bulletins, white papers, memos, policies, briefings, and other products. 
  • Acquires subject knowledge by collaborating with analysts and engineers.
  • Assists in coordinating projects from the planning stage, provides additional or missing materials, and edits for content format, flow, and integrity.
  • Researches topics and collaborate stakeholders to understand communication product requirements; analyzes business problems and helps prescribe communication solutions.
  • Deep understanding of Cyber Threat TTPs, Threat Hunt and the application of the Mitre Attack framework
  • Perform Cyber Threat Assessment and Remediation Analysis
  • Processing, organizing and analyzing incident indicators retrieved from the client environment and correlating said indicators to various intelligence data
  • Assisting in the coordination with internal teams as well as in the creation of engagement deliverables for a multitude of activities including but not limited to: Insider Threat, Rule of Engagement (ROE), Threat Hunting, After Action Reports, and other artifacts to support testing, monitoring and protecting the enterprise
  • Investigate network and host detection and monitoring systems to advise engagement processes
  • Develop core threat intelligence capability and subject matter expertise
  • Develop and Execute bash and python scripts to process discrete log files and extract specific incident indicators; develop tools to aid in Tier 1 and Tier 2 functions

 

Qualifications / Required Skills

  • 5 - 7+ years of experience in cyber threat intelligence, cyber technical analysis, threat hunting, threat attribution assessment with increasing responsibilities.
  • 2-4+ years experience in a technical capacity; preferably in a role related to any of the following disciplines: security operations, network monitoring or analysis, intrusion or anomaly detection
  • Bachelor’s Degree or an minimum of 8 years relevant experience
  • One of the following certifications is required: CISSP,  GIAC Certified Incident Handler, OSCP, or other cybersecurity certification of equal level
  • Strong understanding of malware analysis, advanced persistent threat, infection vectors and defense strategies.
  • Experience with and knowledge of cyber threat and/or intelligence analysis.
  • Expert written and oral communication skills to include experience with executive-level presentations. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with standard network logging formats, network management systems and network security monitoring systems, security information and event management, network packet analysis tools and forensic analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of and experience with web proxy, firewalls, IPS, IDS, mail content scanning appliances, enterprise AntiVirus solutions, Network Analyzers, and domain name servers desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas: network security principles, host based security principles, network and system administration, forensic analysis principles
  • Advanced user of: Splunk, Varonis, SECOPS RSA Archer, Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Netwitness, PaloAlto, Redseal, Trend Micro anti-virus solutions, Webinspect, Wireshark, Tenable and ForeScout, (MSS) tools (e.g. LookingGlass, FireEye and InfoBlox)
  • Knowledge related to the current state of cyber international relations, adversary tactics, and trends. 
  • Ability to work quickly, and a willingness to complete ad hoc, time sensitive assignments.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills, ability to document technical analysis and articulate outcomes to non-technical audiences
  • Good working knowledge of cyber threat intelligence analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to effectively research, write, communicate and brief to varying levels of audiences to include at the executive level
  • Previous experience managing cross functional and interdisciplinary project teams to achieve tactical and strategic objectives.

 

About Valiant Solutions:

Valiant Solutions is a security-focused IT solutions provider with both public and private sector clients nationwide. Named one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. 5000, Washington Technology’s Fast 50, and Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the D.C. area, Valiant Solutions prides itself on providing its employees with great benefits and career development opportunities. As a company, we are just as committed to growing careers as we are to building world-class IT solutions, all while enjoying an unparalleled work-life balance. We are in a phase of tremendous growth and building the team that will take us to the next level. We seek people whose talents and accomplishments will contribute to a thriving company, who have the character to support their capacity, and can make a positive impact on our culture. Alongside our talented team, you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet and expand your own personal and professional skillset. Our management team will inspire you to consider new perspectives and challenge you to become a better practitioner in the fast-paced industry of IT security. We hire people we respect – and we trust them to deliver results leveraging their expertise. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment as part of a stellar team of professionals, then we invite you to apply online today.

 

Benefits Snapshot (includes, but not limited to):

Valiant pays 99% of the Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage for FTE

Valiant contributes 25% towards Health Coverage for Family and Dependents

100% Paid Short Term Disability and Life Insurance Policy for FTE

100% Paid Certifications

Wellness & Fitness Program

401K Matching up to 4%

Paid Time Off

Paid Time On – 40 hours to pursue innovation

Valiant University – Online Education and Training Portal

Reimbursement for Public Transit and Parking

FSA programs for: Medical Costs, Dependent Care, Transit, and Parking

Referral Bonuses

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Valiant Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.

 

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and also be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Must be able to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and computer printer.

Must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express one self, and exchange information visually and verbally.

Must be able to occasionally bend and lift files and papers up to 10 pounds throughout the office space for events and meetings.

 

Work Environment:

Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area

The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

 

Authorization to Share Resume and Personal Information:

By submitting your resume for this position, you authorize Valiant Solutions to share your resume, as well as personal information included on the resume, with its subsidiaries, affiliates and teaming partners for the purpose of considering you for this position and other available positions requiring comparable skills, education and experience. Should Valiant Solutions or its affiliates and teaming partners wish to initiate pre-employment discussions, you will be asked to complete an employment application and related employment documents.

 

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