Junior Cyber Security Specialist

Parsons delivers innovative solutions around the globe that make the world safer, healthier, and more connected. Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation - a digitally enabled solutions provider - is focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. We are uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.


Opportunity

Our corporate Security Department provides cyber and physical services for Parsons offices and projects across the globe. The Security Engineering and Operations group is looking for a motivated Jr. Cyber Security Analyst to protect, detect, and respond to vulnerabilities and threats throughout the enterprise. As a member of the Parsons Security Operations Center (West SOC) the candidate will work alongside a talented team of analysts and engineers dedicated to providing mission assurance for the corporate network. An ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated individual with a strong foundation in cybersecurity fundamentals and the flexibility to serve in various roles within the team.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proof of US Citizenship is required
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Secret clearance
  • Assist with vulnerability management, endpoint security, and hardening of systems and network devices
  • Identify, triage, and categorize security events and incidents
  • Perform preliminary and in-depth investigations as needed to determine root cause
  • Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, and Intrusion Detection System [IDS] logs)
  • Assist with the management of security cases cradle-to-grave
  • Perform containment and eradication of threats in the environment during or after an incident
  • Make mitigation recommendations to lower future risk
  • Actively participate in and contribute to Configuration Control Boards, Cyber Threat Briefings, and other required SOC activities
  • Contribute to SOC documentation such as processes, workflows, playbooks, and post-mortem reports
  • Collaborate with IT teams, leadership, and employees to balance cybersecurity and business needs

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor's Degree in computer engineering, computer science, or another closely-related IT discipline.
  • 0-2 years' experience in cyber security analysis in a Security Operations Center environment
  • Familiarity with CJCSM 6510.01B, and with various network and host-based security applications and tools, such as network and host assessment/scanning tools, network and host-based intrusion detection systems, and other security software packages.

CERTIFICATIONS

One of the following certifications are required: CompTIA Security , Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) , GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

  • Good interpersonal, organizational, writing, communications and briefing skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP networking and network protocols.
  • Real-time network monitoring using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Experience with raw packet analysis (PCAP)
  • Broad knowledge of security appliances (Intrusion Detection System, Intrusion Prevention System, Firewalls, Proxies, etc.) to include how the devices work and associated limitations.
  • Experience using a broad variety of network defense/monitoring tools in the context of an analyst
  • Experience analyzing and correlating information from multiple sources to determine the source and nature of an event
  • Experience with event escalation
  • Basic understanding of scripting languages and syntax
  • Computer Intrusion methodology, and intrusion analysis/investigation methodology
  • Experience creating reports from large amounts of data
  • Identify, triage, and categorize security events and incidents
  • Perform preliminary and in-depth investigations as needed to determine root cause
  • Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, and Intrusion Detection System [IDS] logs)
  • Assist with the management of security cases cradle-to-grave
  • Perform containment and eradication of threats in the environment during or after an incident
  • Make mitigation recommendations to lower future risk
  • Actively participate in and contribute to Configuration Control Boards, Cyber Threat Briefings, and other required SOC activities
  • Contribute to SOC documentation such as processes, workflows, playbooks, and post-mortem reports
  • Collaborate with IT teams, leadership, and employeesto balance cybersecurity and business needs
Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Prescreen Required clearance.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.