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Network Security Specialist Parsons
Arlington, VA

Parsons is a company providing software and hardware products, technical services, and integrated solutions in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets.

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About Parsons

Job Description

Ready for a challenge that will leverage your experience and keep you on the edge of cyber security? Come join our Parsons Federal team, supporting the National Cyber Programs Directorate, and enjoy a career with some of the best professionals in the market.

Responsibilities:

* Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., network traffic logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection system logs, Domain Name System (DNS) logs) to identify possible threats to network security
* Collect network intrusion artifacts (e.g., domains, Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs),certificates, etc.) and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential CND hunts and incidents
* Analyze identified malicious network activity to determine weaknesses exploited,exploitation methods, effects on system and information
* Identify and document network based tactics, techniques, and procedures used by an attacker to gain unauthorized system access
* Track and document CND incidents from initial detection through final resolution
* Perform real-time CND Incident Handling (i.e. forensic collections, intrusion correlation and tracking, threat analysis, and direct system remediation) tasks to support deployable incident response teams
* Create and disseminate technical reports in response to conducted analysis.Write and publish CND guidance and reports (e.g. engagement reports) on incident findings to appropriate constituencies
* Assist with developing and maintaining SOPs
* Participate in inter-agency sponsored community of interest analysis groups, participate in technical briefings and exchanges
* Serve as technical expert and liaison to leadership, NCCIC, the IC, and law enforcement personnel explaining incident details as required
* Manual review network device configurations for suspicious configurations or signs of compromise
* Assess network topology and device configurations identifying critical security concerns and providing security best practice recommendations
* Collect network device integrity data, utilizing specialized tools, to detect unauthorized access (login access, configuration changes, interface changes, physical access, unscheduled reboots, blocked attempts, downgraded encryption, etc.)
* Collect network device integrity data, utilizing specialized tools, to detect software modifications (file verification, online/offline hash, published hashed, memory verification,firmware verification, rootkit detection)
* Collect network device integrity data, utilizing specialized tools, to detect hardware modifications (operating statistics, network traffic analysis).Support network device integrity analysis on multi-vendor products (e.g. Cisco, Juniper, HP,Dell, etc.)
* Divert/deploy teams of contractor resources to provide on-site support and assistance in thee vent of an exercise or cyber incident

Qualifications:

* For a Level 2 role, a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field (a degree can be substituted with 4 years of additional experience) and 5+ years related technical experience
* Basic working knowledge of security concepts, protocols, processes, architectures and tools (e.g., authentication and access control technologies, intrusion detection, network traffic analysis, SIM technology, incident handling, media/malware analysis)
* For a Level I role, a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical field (a degree can be substituted with 4 years of additional experience) and 2+ years related technical experience
* Basic working knowledge of networking concepts, protocols and architectures (OSI-model, TCP/IP, major application protocols, LAN and WANs, VPNs, routers and routing, addressing)
* Ability to produce results in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD)

AN ACTIVE TS/SCI CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED

About Parsons

Parsons is a company providing software and hardware products, technical services, and integrated solutions in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets.

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5875 Trinity Pkwy #300

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