Scott Air Force Base, Illinois


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Leidos Defense Group is looking for an Senior Intrusion Detection Analyst to work on the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Cyberspaces Operations Forces’ (COF) program located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The COF mission is to provide Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Operations, defensive cyber operations-internal defensive measures, and overall cyberspace operations in support of USTRANSCOM network systems and missions. You will provide oversight as well as performing Intrusion Detection Monitoring and Incident Management Daily Operations and Maintenance Services through the application of the intrusion detection monitoring and incident management tools and processes. Intrusion detection/analysis/incident management activities will be performed for all USTRANSCOM information systems/networks that subscribe to USTRANSCOM Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) services. You will also be an escalation point for junior analysts as unauthorized, malicious, or anomalous activity is identified. You will provide approval for critical incidents and initiate their own, so the appropriate incident response actions are in support of mission assurance for USTRANSCOM information systems and networks on NIPRNet and SIPRNet.

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Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here ( !

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Responsibilities Include:

The senior analyst will assume a lead role on the team performing technical hands-on duties and providing oversight in the following areas:

+ Review audit data, e-mail spam, and network traffic data for irregularities or other indications of real or potential security violations

+ Correlate and analyze security data and events from alert and traffic flow systems

+ Identify potential distributed, long-term, coordinated, low-visibility network-based attacks

+ Identify potential advanced persistent and coordinated threats across multiple platforms

+ Perform tuning and optimization tasks to include sensor rule review and log aggregation/visibility

+ Develop/enhance existing intrusion detection analytics/dashboards/signatures to remain commensurate with evolving cyber threat

+ Investigate all security related events and incidents involving information systems

+ Report identified security incidents through the Joint Incident Management System (JIMS) or other

+ Review and share significant activity via SIGACT reports and Attack Sense and Warning (AS&W) tippers

+ Perform incident response based on security events identified

+ Generate and share Suspicious Network Activity Reports (SNARS)

+ Track acknowledgements of SNARS and AS&W tippers from the CSSP Subscriber community

+ Develop and deploy countermeasures in response to cybersecurity incidents

+ Analyze and identify root cause(s) and lessons learned from security incidents

+ Create, proofread, and submit formal after actions report (AAR)

+ Review recommendations from junior analyst related to tactical response actions, such as updating signatures and heuristics to determine validity

+ Manage inventory of log data sources and resident locations

+ Manage a daily activity log containing continuous event management updates and shift-turnover details of events/incidents

Basic Qualifications:

+ BS degree with 6+ years of prior relevant experience, a Masters with 4+ years, or 8+ years of experience in lieu of degree

+ Active TS/SCI clearance

+ DoD 8570 Compliant certifications to include IAT-II at start, and willing to earn CSSP-A and CSSP-IR. 6-month waiver to be granted in lieu of current CSSP certifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience with any of the following tools: Splunk, Zeek, Tanium, Crowdstrike, HBSS, Firepower, Wireshark, StealthWatch, & AWS Console

Clearance Required:

+ Requires an active Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI security clearance


External Referral Eligible

Pay Range:Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand 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.

REQNUMBER: R-00099021

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

At Leidos, quality performance means two things:

  1. Satisfying our customers by delivering the products and services they need on time and in budget.
  2. Continuously improving our processes so that our work meets requirements and is done right the first time.

Our proprietary EngineeringEdge® solution gives us a consistent, company-wide approach to planning, designing, developing, and delivering solutions that achieve our customers’ goals. Comprehensive and customizable, EngineeringEdge is based on industry standards and best practices from:

  • CMMI®, the CMMI Institute.
  • Project Management, the Project Management Institute.
  • the International Organization for Standardization (ISO®).
  • the International Council on Systems Engineering/INCOSE Corporation.
  • Electronic Industries Alliance.
  • Our four decades experience on a wide range of programs.

Many Leidos organizations have been able to earn coveted CMMI maturity level 3 and higher, as well as ISO 9001 organizational designations.

In addition, we have our own high standards for ethics and performance. Investors : Employee Code of Conduct

What does this mean to our clients? High quality products and services, developed in an environment committed to continuously improving processes and uncompromising ethics.

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