Staff Cyber Threat Expert - Secret clearance required.

In today's conflicts, a new battlefield is arising one where traditional systems aren't the only ones targeted. At Northrop Grumman, we create unrivaled, full-spectrum cyber solutions to actively combat these threats. Our offensive and defensive capabilities act as powerful deterrents, while built-in resiliency hardens systems so that when attacked, they're protected. That's why we're a leader in end-to-end Cyber for the modern world. We're seeking a Staff Cyber Threat Expert who wants to join our team on this cyber battlefield. The position can be located in either Annapolis Junction, MD or San Antonio, TX.

Roles and responsibilities may include:

Perform senior-level cyber threat analysis. Conduct all-source research on cyber threat actors and intrusion sets (e.g., APTs); evaluate both technical and Intel reporting for cyber threat activities of interest.

Develop analytical procedures and processes in support of changing operational requirements.

Provide written assessments of specific nation states' use of cyber operations, to include their objectives, approach, capacity, and aligned actors. Provide technical assessments of cyber threat actor use of cyber vulnerabilities, exploits, payloads, access infrastructures, and mission platforms.

Create Cyber Threat Framework Profiles for specified Cyber Threat Actors using a variety of cyber threat intelligence sources, to include: commercial cyber threat Intel services, government reporting, and classified resources.

Collaborate with other technical teams (i.e., forensic analysts, network analysts, and national security analysts) to gain better understanding and knowledge of APTs.

Research and analyze classified reporting to identify current and emerging threat trends and work with intelligence community partners to produce and offer classified threat intelligence products and briefings to internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Develop informational and analytic products designed to increase situational awareness and advanced warning of current and emerging cyber threats and risks; Report on underlying patterns of behavior by conducting detailed analysis of incidents, threats and risks and associated impacts and consequences, vulnerabilities, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP), and other malicious and non-malicious indicators.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 14 years of professional experience, or High school diploma and 18 years of professional experience

Minimum five years of cyber threat analysis experience.

Current Cybersecurity Certification meeting the DoDD 8570 IAT Level 2 Requirement. i.e., Security+ and/or GSEC

Experience and knowledge of performing all-source intelligence analysis of threat nations, organizations, and forces.

Active Secret clearance required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree

Current Cybersecurity Certification meeting the DoDD 8570 IAT Level 3 Requirement, i.e., Ethical Hacker, CISSP,

Knowledge and Experience with DIA's Validated Online Lifecycle Threat (VOLT) reports and associated Cyber Threat Assessment Modules published to the Defense Intelligence Threat Library (DTIL).

Knowledge of USG/DoD Cyber Threat Frameworks, to include the NSA/CSS Technical Cyber Threat Framework v2 (NTCTFv2) and the MITRE ATT&CK (Adversarial Tactics Techniques and Common Knowledge) framework.

Knowledge of the technical composition and characteristics of the five DoD Network Classes (general purpose networks, control systems, commercial mobile systems, digital telephony/telepresence networks, and battlefield systems).

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