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Cyber Security Operations Analyst

Apex Systems
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Apex Systems has an immediate opportunity for a Cyber Security Operations Analyst in Bethesda, MD. This is a long-term contract-to-hire position supporting the federal government, and compensation ranges depending on experience. If you are interested, or if you would like more information, please contact Joshua Hackney at Responsibilities of the Cyber Security Operations Analyst Acting as a system administrator for both Windows and Linux-based systems including patch deployment, operating system configuration and hardening and management of hosted applications used for security monitoring and analysis. Analyzing web-based application security vulnerabilities using both enterprise-grade and manual testing tools. Collaboratively managing and maintaining application-based firewalls through daily monitoring and necessary configuring of rule-sets, actions, alerts and reporting. Interfacing directly with vendors to manage deployments and perform troubleshooting of security monitoring tools throughout the environment. Investigating security incidents in both an independent and collaborative manner, analyzing network packets, captured audit logs, intrusion detection alarms and vulnerability scanning tools. Documenting the technical details of legitimate incidents in applicable tracking and ticketing systems and directing applicable personnel to perform the actions necessary for remediation. Routine communication with stakeholders across the enterprise to explain and direct vulnerability remediation efforts. Consulting with clients and team members to provide hardware and software recommendations. Developing processing standards, procedures, and automation for use by IT staff in a constantly growing and evolving environment. Responding to alerts by enterprise monitoring across all systems managed by the team and provide daily operational status Assisting in updating disaster recovery plans and testing continuity of operations Delivering weekly reports to supervisor Required Experience of the Cyber Security Analyst Good understanding of application security, particularly as it relates to web-based applications. Experience implementing cybersecurity automation Experience with scripting language (i.e. Python) Experience analyzing vulnerabilities, particularly those defined in OWASP's Top 10. Experience performing incident response functions. Knowledge and working understanding of firewalls and related technologies. An understanding of intrusion detection systems. Knowledge and understanding of security engineering principles. Knowledge of Windows andor Linux Administration is required hands on experience is a plus Desired Experience of the Cyber Security Operations Analyst Three plus years of information technology experience Ability to write clear, concise documentation Experience with at least some of the following tools Tenable SecurityCenter, IBM AppScan, Carbon Black, Splunk, the Burp Suite, Palo Alto andor Imperva application firewalls. Experience deploying and maintaining firewalls in general andor application firewalls in particular. Experience with intrusion detection systems. Ability to perform application-based security testing using manual testing tools (e.g., the Burp Suite). Prior ticketing experience ServiceNow (preferable) or Remedy Experience integrating security engineering principles into the enterprise. Education and Certification Requirements BS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or other related Engineering field or equivalent and two years' experience GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) preferred EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or

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