Senior Cyber Analyst - intrusion detection and content creation/tuning

Job Description

BAE Systems Global Security Operations Center has a job opening for a senior analyst located in Reston, VA. This position will focus on intrusion detection and content creation/tuning.

Technical requirements:

  • Incident Response experience
  • IDS monitoring/analysis and content creation with tools including Snort and Yara
  • Must be able to read and write Snort signatures at an intermediate/advanced level
  • Must be able to read and write Yara signatures at an intermediate/advanced level
  • Must be able to read and write Regex at an intermediate/advanced level
  • Experience with targeted cyber attack analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of HTTP and headers, SMTP and headers, FTP, SSH, TLS
  • Ability to read and interpret PCAP data both in a GUI and in hexdump format
  • Intermediate experience with Wireshark
  • Intermediate experience with tcpdump
  • Ability to review and interpret host-based alerting
  • Scripting experience with Python or similar preferred
  • In-depth understanding of network security devices/appliances and their operation
  • Working understanding of the Lockheed Martin Cyber Kill Chain ®
  • Experience with SIEM platforms (ArcSight) - Including content creation (channels, rules, reports) preferred
  • Ability to perform both static and dynamic malware analysis at a basic level preferred
  • Experience with content creation in Endpoint Tools (e.g. McAfee AV, FireEye HX) preferred
  • Eligibility to obtain/maintain a security clearance
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
  • Snort
  • Yara
  • SIEM
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Incident Response
  • Intrusion Analysis
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Python/Perl/PowerShell Scripting
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CCENT/CCNA
  • OSCP/OSCE
  • GCIH/GPEN/GCFA/GCFE/GWAPT
About BAE Systems, Inc.
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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