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IT Security Analyst

Location: Rockville Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Contact: itc.rockville@hirestrategy.com

We are currently hiring for an IT Network Security Analyst in Silver Spring, MD.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in analysis of the effectiveness of current security policies, standards, procedures and controls and provide recommendations that are aligned with industry best practices.
  • Assist in enhancing our IT Security Program by managing the day-to-day monitoring and alerting of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology.
  • Assist in the development and update of security policies, standards, and guidelines to ensure that all identified security risks are mitigated.
  • Interpreting raw network traffic (e.g. packet capture) and determining whether activity is legitimate.
  • Assist in incident management and remediation activities.
  • Help coordinate and compile thorough documentation and remediation of security incidents.
  • Assist in Information Security's partnership with IT and business units to identify gaps in security policies and standards, and develop recommendations for improvement.
  • Work to understand and monitor emerging threats and vulnerabilities; assist Information Security with efforts to partner with IT teams to identify and evaluate technology enhancements including perimeter and internal protection tools and practices
  •  Remaining informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies.

 

Qualifications: 

  • 5 years of experience working within Citrix based network architectures and working in cybersecurity
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Security related field of study or commensurate working experience preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Information Security best practices preferred
  • Demonstrates clear, effective, and diplomatic oral communication skills and above average written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of various information technologies, including networking, servers, desktops, firewalls and security appliances is desired; some hands-on experience would be preferred. 
  • Knowledge and experience of Unified Threat Management, SIEM technologies, Citrix, Windows Server operating system, firewall technologies, application layer security controls, and IDS/IPS technologies.
  • Familiarity with security best practice standards such as the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Top 20 Critical Security Controls, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, FFIEC Regulatory Cybersecurity Standards, FIPS, ITIL and COBIT.
  • One of the following certifications is preferred: Certified Incident Handler (GCIH); Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security); CompTIA Security+; Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • No 3rd parties please.