Threat Detection Specialist Tier 2

Full Time
Falls Church, Virginia
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Parsons is seeking a Threat Detection Specialist Tier 2 to help support our network monitoring system.
The Threat Detection Specialist Tier 2 will be responsible for:
  • Performs network security monitoring and incident response for a large organization, coordinates with other government agencies to record and report incidents.
  • Maintains records of security monitoring and incident response activities, utilizing case management and ticketing technologies.
  • Monitors and analyzes Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to identify security issues for remediation.
  • Knowledge of creating Security Information Event Management (SIEM) tool rules.
  • Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information
  • Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems. Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls
  • Prepares briefings and reports of analysis methodology and results
  • Consolidates and conducts comprehensive analysis of threat data obtained from classified, proprietary, and open source resources to provide indication and warnings of impending attacks against unclassified and classified networks.
  • Recommend changes to Standard Operating Procedures and other similar documentation
  • Generates end-of-shift reports for documentation and knowledge transfer to subsequent analysts on duty.
  • The ability to take lead on incident research when appropriate and be able to mentor junior analysts
  • Experience managing cases with enterprise SIEM systems like Symantec, Splunk or Sourcefire
  • Working knowledge of any of the following tools is required: Symantec Endpoint, Wireshark, Encase, Splunk or other information security tools
  • Conduct research on emerging security threats
  • Provides correlation and trending of Program's cyber incident activity
  • Develops threat trend analysis reports and metrics
  • Supports CSOC analysis, handling and response activity
  • Maintains situational awareness reports for advanced threats such as Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and Focused Operations (FO) incidents
  • Author Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and training documentation when needed
  • Generates end-of-shift reports for documentation and knowledge transfer to subsequent analysts on duty.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience in an Incident Responder/Handler role OR  Master’s degree and 4 years of experience in an Incident Responder/Handler role (or 4 years of additional experience can be substituted for a bachelor’s degree)
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in Cybersecurity Operations Center (CSOC)
  • Desirable certifications include, but not limited to:
  • CompTIA Security+, SANs GSEC, GCIH, GCIA. Carnegie Mellon SEI Certified Incident Handler.  Security. EC Council C|EH, Microsoft MCSE, CISSP, CISM
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Willing to work shift work (weekends and/or nights

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Founded in 1944, Parsons is an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm. Our revenues in 2014 were $3.1 billion. We are 100% owned by our Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, industrial, federal, and construction. Currently, more than 15,000 Parsons employees are engaged in nearly 5,000 projects in 29 countries. Collectively, our dedicated workers speak more than 80 languages and hold more than 11,800 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.

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