Parsons Corporation Cyber Analyst in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Top Secret SCI
Cyber Analyst (CA)
Are you ready for a challenge that will keep you on the cutting edge of cyber-security while supporting multidisciplinary mission assurance / vulnerability assessments on critical mission systems? Parsons provides comprehensive cyber security expertise for national defense programs and is seeking employees with an eye for detail, a drive to succeed, and a passion for ensuring mission success.
The Cyber Analyst is an integral member of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Red Assessment Team. The DoD's premier Red Assessment Team is unique in that it performs assessments from an adversarial perspective, emulating the full spectrum of identified capabilities from lone actor to the well-financed terrorist organization to the foreign intelligence entities to demonstrate exploitation of vulnerabilities. As such, they are responsible for conducting all-source analysis and piecing together disparate information and reporting to form integrated views on cyber threat issues of national security. CAs conduct analysis to provide an overall picture of the intent and capabilities of malicious cyber actors, tools, and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). CAs will assist Red Cell Management and Red Cell Fusion Cell Program leads when called upon to do so. CAs are responsible for providing advisory support concerning computer (network and infrastructure) analysis to enable emulation of Adversarial Cyber and/or Electronic Warfare Operations.
Duties are primarily executed at home station; however, assessment teams may deploy to high threat, but permissive environments anywhere in the world. Possible CONUS and OCONUS travel for durations of up to two weeks per trip.
Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance eligibility required
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct in-depth research and analysis to assess communications infrastructure that supports installation voice, data, video, radio, electronic security, and industrial control systems/networks
Identify threats/hazards that could affect the mission's communications architecture and use this data to assess the vulnerability and risk to the assets
Perform single-point critical node analysis of an installation's telecommunications, other communications systems, and computer networks including supporting infrastructure (security, power, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, fuel, fire protection, etc.)
Collaborate with intelligence analysts, targeting organizations involved in related areas
Develop information requirements necessary for answering priority information requests
Identify threat tactics and methodologies as well as intelligence gaps and shortfalls
Monitor and report changes in threat dispositions, activities, tactics, capabilities, objectives, etc. as related to designated cyber operations warning problem sets
Monitor open source websites for hostile content directed towards organizational or partner interests and report on validated threat activities
Monitor operational environment and report on adversarial activities which fulfill leadership's priority information requirements
Produce timely, fused, all-source cyber operations intelligence and/or indications and warnings intelligence products (e.g., threat assessments, briefings, intelligence studies, country studies)
Provide evaluation and feedback necessary for improving intelligence production, intelligence reporting, collection requirements, and operations
Provide information and assessments for the purposes of informing leadership and customers; developing and refining objectives; supporting operation planning and execution; and assessing the effects of operations
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Possess minimum 5 years, or Bachelor's degree and 2 years, operational experience as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst or in a relevant analysis function, preferably with the U.S. intelligence, fusion center, and/or law enforcement communities is desired; Cyber subject matter expertise preferred
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or related technical field; operational experience can serve as a substitute for degree requirement
Graduate of one of the following Joint Cyber Analysis Course, Cyber Common Technical Core, Cyber Threat Emulation Methodologies or equivalent, preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Possess a thorough understanding of the Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN)
Significant experience with open source intelligence research and methodologies
In-depth knowledge Cybersecurity and of the newest and emerging cyber threats
In-depth knowledge of adversarial cyber exploitation tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP)
Knowledge of computer, network (e.g., switches, routers, firewalls), transport components and peripherals, web applications, databases, storage arrays, and cloud infrastructure
Understanding of the Cyber Protection Conditions
Experience performing attack analysis or Red Team penetration testing against operational computer networks including experience in Windows Security, Network Security, Linux/Unix Security, Database security, or Mainframe Security
Experience with Recorded Future, Tanium, Splunk, RedSeal, Anomali
Working knowledge of log data analysis
Experience evaluating systems and network devices and enterprise networks for IA vulnerabilities
Experience evaluating enterprise networks for Information Assurance/security vulnerabilities
Experience on an Incident Response team performing Tier I/II initial incident triage
Knowledge of general Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/Industrial Control System (ICS) components
Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.
The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.