Cyber Threat Analyst

KW
Clearance Requirement
Top Secret/SCI

Overview

Vykin Corporation is currently looking for an experienced TS/SCI cleared Cyber Threat Analyst to join our team in Kuwait. We are a small defense contracting company that is veteran owned servicing the US Department of Defense. The successful candidate will receive competitive wages, health plans and the opportunity to join a small company that still believes every employee counts.

Responsibilities

  • Support DoD Cybersecurity operations through the analysis of event data and other data sources for indicators of attack and potential network compromise, produce reports, and assist with defensive incident response of Cyberspace operations.
  • Provide technical assessments, strategy, and execution recommendations for Enterprise–level networks within the Army infrastructure. Identify relevant Cyber threats within client environments through real time analysis of logs and alerts or data, including data IDS/IPS, firewall, and proxy logs files.
  • Apply knowledge of computer and network architecture to provide analysis during investigations, identifying adversarial activity and methods for future detection and prevention.
  • Use a combination of Open Source research of exploits or vulnerabilities, including Zero–Day, network flow, log review, event correlation, and PCAP analysis to complete investigations.
  • Operate intrusion detection or prevention systems and other point of presence security tools.
  • Develop comprehensive security write–ups which describe security issues, analysis, and remediation techniques to client leadership.

Qualifications

Minimum Educational Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology with a minimum of three (3) years experience with Cybersecurity analysis, incident response, or a related field

Required:

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certifications (e.g. CompTIA Security+)
  • An active in-scope TS/SCI clearance
  • CEH OR GCIH certification
  • Ability to support a rotating shift

Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with Cybersecurity analysis, incident response, or a related field
  • Experience with leveraging all source intelligence analysis
  • Experience with HBSS, Splunk, or ArcSight
  • Experience with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data from multiple sources for the purposes of documenting results and analyzing findings to provide meaningful products
  • Ability to monitor and analyze logs and alerts from a variety of different technologies, including IDS/IPS, firewall, proxies, and anti–virus across multiple platforms
  • Ability to develop specific expertise, discern patterns of complex threat actor behavior, and communicate a comprehension of current and developing Cyber threats
  • Ability to leverage online research tools to identify and navigate online forums, specialized Web sites, social media, and traditional sources
  • Ability to coordinate and respond to events on all the monitored networks and the systems on those networks

Working Conditions

The work is typically performed in an office environment, which requires normal safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment. The work location is a government facility located on a military installation in Kuwait supporting a DoD customer.  The successful applicant will be working for and reporting directly to the prime contractor or the DoD customer as appropriate.   

 

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job.

 

Vykin Corporation is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, HIV-positive status, as well as any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and all persons involved in the operations of the company are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct.

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