ManTech Cyber Threat Analyst in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Ready to join ManTech and help our Department of Veterans Affairs customer maintain a strong Cyber Security posture?

The Cyber Security Analyst will join our team in protecting the Department of Veterans Affairs computer systems and networks. The selected candidate must have experience collaborating with IT users and customers to document and strategize on improvements to current business processes (i.e., business process reengineering). This member of our team will be responsible for delivering market research on conditions impacting the operational efficiency of the organization and identifying root causes for process improvement.

The successful candidate must be well-versed in security operations, cyber security tools, and Open Source information gathering from public and private sources. The candidate will provide operational support on expert level analysis in regards to Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), Indicators of Compromise (IOC), Intelligence Gathering and sharing this information with other formalized partners. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Gather, extract, and disseminate open source intelligence (OSINT) on threat actors targeting the VA, health care industry, government agencies in general, as well as public sector.

  • Work with industry partners to gather and share intelligence. Apply intelligence to the VA network and systems to proactively identify potential cyber threats.

  • Provide proactive event monitoring/event management/configuration of the following security tools for targeted threats and malicious activity including but not limited to: Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee EPO, Cisco Ironport, Netscout, Sourcefire Defense Center and Bigfix

  • Determine if an event meets the criteria for additional cyber hunt investigation and/or constitutes a security incident subject to investigation

  • Review audit logs and identify any unusual or suspect behavior

  • Provide targeted attack detection and analysis, including the development of custom signatures and log queries and analytics for the identification of targeted attacks

  • Develop and execute custom scripts to identify host-based indicators of compromise

  • Provide advanced technical capabilities to senior leadership, including Big Data Analytics, and Predictive Intelligence

  • Provide proactive APT hunting, incident response support, and advanced analytic capabilities

  • Profile and track APT actors that pose a threat to the organization in coordination with threat intelligence support teams

  • Support the incident response process by providing advanced analysis services when requested to include recommending containment and remediation processes, independent analysis of security events, and reporting of identified incidents to Incident Handling (IH)

  • Provide all VA cyber task areas with actionable intelligence and serve as the threat dissemination hub.

  • Experience in cyber investigations and information gathering techniques, required

  • Experience briefing C-level executives on current threat landscapes with future analytic predictions

  • In depth understanding of NIST SP 800-61, US CERT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards

  • Experience interpreting and implementing cyber security regulations

Qualifications

Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent and seven to nine years of related experience. Minimum of three years experience in technology/tools specific to the target platforms.

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Position Type

Full-Time

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Overview

For more than 40 years, ManTech employees have been solving complex problems for the national security community. We are comprised of approximately 10,000 talented employees around the world. We adhere to the simple, no-nonsense values on which ManTech was founded more than four decades ago, aligning squarely with the mission objectives of our customers. As our customer base continues to expand and diversify, we continue to diversify our workforce and solutions. Half our employees have a military background, and more than 70 percent hold a government security clearance. As a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions for the nation's defense, security, space, and intelligence communities; we hold nearly 1,000 active contracts with more than 40 different government agencies.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Waretime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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