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SOC Analyst





Blacksburg, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

1901 Group currently has an opening for a SOC Analyst in its Blacksburg, VA office. As a SOC Analyst, you will utilize a Security Information Event Management system to:
Monitor and analyze security events of interest to detect security risks and threats on the customer’s network
Continuously tune and create rules to identify anomalies within firewall, IDS, IPS activity to allow the Security Operations Center (SOC) to rapidly identify and respond to security events
Identify incidents and support the investigation of such incidents to not only mitigate the current threat but also prevent future occurrence
Support requests for data by the customer and/or other teams.
Perform threat hunting by analyzing information from various sources

Play a major role with vulnerability identification and management by:
Performing vulnerability scans, analyze results, and lead efforts to resolve the findings throughout the environment
Working with system administrators to document and validate secure benchmarks (CIS, DISA STIG, secure configurations) applied to information systems
Supporting escalation to and work closely with Sr. analysts and engineers as required

Work closely with Operations & the Incident Response Team to:
Support and enhance the incident response process and procedures
Document all actions taken as part of the incident investigation

Obtain a great deal of experience with multiple technologies and toolsets allow you to:
Stay abreast of current threats, vulnerabilities, and associated remediation.
Gain experience with various cybersecurity tools and solutions
Apply knowledge gained to implement solutions to maintain visibility into threats and threat actors within the environment

Primary Responsibilities

Monitor and respond to events and alerts from the SIEM, investigating events of interest and escalating to senior SOC members.
Identify & track vulnerabilities using the provided scan engines and report on their remediation progress.
Configure vulnerability scan engines to perform authenticated scans against systems for accurate reporting.
Create tickets & tasks tracking investigations, remediation, and requests.
Be able to work independently and in a team environment.
Present findings to SOC members and customer Information Assurance teams
Perform research against applicable CVEs to identify mitigating controls to support documenting the waivers, false positives, or risk exceptions.
Support the SOC and its customers drafting applicable planned objectives, actions, and milestones (POA&M) reports.
Support requests for data by the customer and/or other teams and present findings to management.
Mentor and train other information security operations analysts
Stay abreast of current threats and vulnerabilities, particularly those that may directly impact the customer.

Basic Qualifications
Must have a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Security, or related field.
Must have at least 4 years of work experience.
Must be able to obtain an agency clearance.
Must be able to obtain CompTIA Security+ within 90 days of hire
Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

Preferred Qualifications
Certifications such as CompTIA Security+, CySA, CEH, GCIA, or GCIH
Experience with enterprise antivirus solutions
Experience with vulnerability scanners such as [Register to View] or [Register to View] Nessus Professional, or Rapid7 Nexpose

Pay Range:Pay Range $50,700.00 - $78,000.00 - $105,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.