Benchmark IT Published: June 11, 2018

IT Security Analyst

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Our Direct client located in Westchester County, NY has an exciting new opportunity for an IT Security Analyst to join our clients growing Security team. Candidates should have at least 3-5 years of IT Security experience with Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration testing. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment.


Major Job Accountabilities:
? Investigating security alerts.
? Research, extraction, and dissemination of open source intelligence (OSINT) on threat actors targeting the aviation industry
? Performing threat analysis and threat hunting and advanced analytic activities.
? Submitting observed threat information to information sharing networks including US-CERT and the Aviation ISAC.
? Reviewing security and threat intelligence bulletins from open and closed sources.
? Importing threat indicators into monitoring systems.
? Conducting vulnerability scanning and reporting results.
? Maintenance of vulnerability scanning tools.
? Conducting simulated phishing campaigns.
? Documentation of methods and procedures.
? Perform penetration testing on applications and infrastructure and recommend action plans.
? Review patch releases from vendors including Microsoft and assess risk and recommended actions to patch bulletins. Work with operations groups to orchestrate patch deployments.
? Monitor security alerts from ArcSight SIEM across a 3500+ user WAN for potential intrusions and policy breaches.
? Assist with the development, implementation, and tuning of monitoring use cases as needed upon emergence of new applications, threats, and policies.
? Develop signatures and rules for detecting and blocking threats.
? Support the incident response process by providing advanced analysis services when requested including recommendation of containment and remediation processes, independent analysis of security events, and reporting of identified incidents.
? Maintain incident response documentation.
? Provide guidance and education to other groups within the Information Technology function, including Infrastructure Architecture, Application Development, Network Operations, System Operations, and Help Desk.
? Provide off-hour support as required.

? The qualified candidate must have at least 5 years’ experience working with IT security monitoring and vulnerability management.
? Experience preparing and/or presenting reports and briefings is required.
? Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance
? Understanding of common vulnerabilities and exploits is required
? Knowledge of the cyber threat landscape including types of adversaries and the motivations that drive them is required.
? Proficiency in both Windows and Linux is required
? Experience analyzing security events and differentiating between incidents and non-incidents is required.
? Experience in configuring and operating vulnerability scanning tools such as Nessus, Qualys, Nexpose, etc. is required.
? Penetration testing experience strongly desired.
? Experience in SIEM technologies such as ArcSight, Splunk, Qradar is desired.
? Experience with threat hunting and cyber intelligence is desired
? Experience with malware analysis and reversing is desired
? Strong understanding of the TCP/IP protocol suite, OSI model, and network services such as DHCP and DNS; layer 2 and 3 networking technology and protocols is desired
? B.S. Degree in Computer Science or related field and/or 5 to 7 years related experience.
? Excellent oral and written communication skills.
? Must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
? CISSP or GIAC (GSEC, GCIA, GCFA, GCIH, GREM, GPEN) or similar certification strongly desired.

Job ID: 4971
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