Kforce Senior Security Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia

Kforce has a client in search of a Senior Security Analyst in Washington, District of Columbia (DC).Overview:The successful candidate will be part of a highly professional team operating and supporting a high-profile Government Operations Center located in the Nation's Capital. In this role the successful candidate will monitor network security events received from monitored networks and take appropriate action based on customer's security policy. One works in an integrated team assisting high-profile customers with security related issues. One reviews alerts escalated by Level 1 Analysts and troubleshoot agent software issues. Additionally, the successful candidate will perform analysis of log files and conduct forensic analysis of system resource access and document processes and procedures for event handling. They have an opportunity to contribute to technical consultation on highly complex tasks to assist and/or provide guidance to lower level technical personnel.The successful candidate will be part of an integrated team that functions in a 24x7/365 schedule in a dynamic environment operating a complex network serving many users and sources within the client and employing many of the latest technologies. This is an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for a senior analyst to continue building on professional skills.Essential Job Functions include:

  • Monitor network security events received from monitored network, and then take appropriate action based on customer's security policy

  • Assist customers with security related issues

  • Review alerts escalated by Level 1 analysts

  • Troubleshoot agent software issues; Review customer reports to ensure quality and accuracy

  • Carry out all activities regarding SOC policies and SOC procedures

  • Perform analysis of log files; Includes forensic analysis of system resource access

  • Bachelor's degree is a plus or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Certification by the following companies is desired: ArcSight, Symantec, and/or Cisco

  • Five (5) years related experience and/or training in IT Security Monitoring, Cyber Analysis, and/or Vulnerability Analysis

  • Specific experience in monitoring, evaluating, and interpreting vulnerabilities, CVEs, remedies, mitigation measures, techniques for escalation, social engineering tactics, phishing techniques, and performing vulnerability assessments

  • Strong process documentation skills and experience required

  • Based on task(s) assigned, state-of-the-art expertise on the hardware, software, and systems in use by the IT Security Branch and in the SOCs, as listed in the Statement of Work, including FireEye, Websense, Nessus Tenable, and Symantec Endpoint Protection

  • Understanding of common network services (web, mail, FTP, etc), network vulnerabilities, and network attack patterns

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are needed to perform the job of a SOC analyst

  • High attention to detail

  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Desired Skills:

  • GIAC Certified Professional, Information Security Professional (GISP)

  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)

  • ArcSight Certified Integrator/Administrator (ACIA)

  • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

  • ArcSight Certified Security Analyst (ACSA)

  • Systems Security Certified

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours