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Cyber Security Analyst

Columbus, OH · Computer/Software

Job Summary
Contract position as a Cyber Security Analyst in Columbus, OH for a State of Ohio government client.  As a member of the Security Incident Response team, you will enjoy an exciting and challenging work environment.
Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinates with enterprise-wide cyber defense staff to validate network alerts.
  • Determines tactics, techniques and procedures for intrusion sets.
  • Provides cybersecurity recommendations to leadership based on significance of threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Works with stakeholders to resolve computer security incident and vulnerability compliance.
  • Characterizes and analyzes network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network.
  • Documents and escalates incidents that may cause ongoing or immediate impact to the environment.
  • Performs cyber defense trend analysis.
  • Performs event correlation using information gathered from a variety of sources within the enterprise.
  • Provides cybersecurity situational awareness and determines the effectiveness of an observed attack.
  • Provides daily summary reports of network events and activities relevant to cyber defense practices.
  • Receives and analyzes network alerts from various sources within the enterprise to determine possible causes.
  • Uses cyber defense tools for continual monitoring and analysis of systems activity to identify malicious activity.
  • Analyzes identified malicious activity to determine weaknesses exploited, exploitation methods, effects on systems and information.
  • Identifies and analyzes anomalies in network using metadata
  • Conducts research, analysis and correlation across a wide variety of all source data sets.
  • Monitors external data sources to maintain currency of cyber defense threat condition and determines which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise
  • Work with team lead, assist other staff, and performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Network traffic analysis methods
  • Information technology security principles
  • Host/network access control mechanisms
  • Encryption algorithms
  • Cyber threat and vulnerabilities
  • Computer networking concepts and protocols
  • Network security methodologies
  • Cyber security and privacy principles
  • Incident response methodologies
  • Defense in depth and layered security strategies
  • Operating systems
  • OSI model and underlying network protocols
  • Using protocol analyzers
  • Using incident handling methodologies
  • Collecting data from a variety of cyber defense resources
  • Conducting trend analysis
  • Appling cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements
  • Apply techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions using intrusion detection technologies
  • Analyze malware
  • Accurately and completely source all data used in intelligence assessment
  • Interpret the information collected by network tools
  • Apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements
Other Job Requirements
  • Job location at client site in Columbus, OH. No remote work
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Contingent upon successfully passing pre-employment drug testing, criminal background check and general reference check


Location: Columbus, OH - Must be local

Duration: 9-12 Months contract

US Citizens only
Must be able to work Monday-Friday at the data center in Columbus, OH.


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