• Cyber Defense Threat Analyst - Afghanistan

    Job Locations US
    Job ID 2018-1212
  • Overview

    Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Analysis activities rely upon current and relevant intelligence information to effectively support operational missions within the CJOA-A.  Uses data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs.) to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of mitigating threats.


    *Shall be familiar with systems, networks, computer network defense (CND) technologies, information assurance (IA) policies, and advise as required by USFOR-A leadership of updates and changes.

    *Shall utilize computer network defense (CND) tools and processes to conduct inspections, assessments, tests, and audits.  

    *Shall analyze events that occur on the network to identify and mitigate threats.   

    *Shall advise on and manage policies related to acquisition of new CND tools and processes. 

    *Shall initiate, oversee, and maintain functional mission analysis of mission systems and weapons platforms across the CJOA-A as directed by USFOR-A leadership. 

    *Shall liaise with Program Managed (PM) and Programs of Record (POR) representatives to maintain vulnerability scanning and patching across the CJOA-A. 

    *Shall coordinate with PM or POR representatives to ensure compliance with established PM/POR processes and local guidance.

    *Shall assess theater CND programs to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

    *Shall coordinate with regional IA managers, higher headquarters, and subordinate units on CND policy and procedures.

    *Shall maintain and distribute CND policy, plans, instructions, and procedures.

    *Shall provide reports, statistics and metrics of CND actions.


    • Currently possess, or be eligible for, a Top-Secret security clearance
    • Possess a DoD 8570 CNDSP Analyst certification
    • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in an information technology or computer science field, and a minimum of five (5) years of experience providing network defense to DoD networks. 
    • Documented experience in utilization, configuration, implementation, and analysis of industry standard cyber defense capabilities including but not limited to web content filters, email security capabilities, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Host Based Security System (HBSS), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Domain Name System (DNS) security practices, advanced log analysis, network monitoring, network flow analysis, packet capture analysis, network proxies, firewalls, anti-virus capabilities, Linux/UNIX command line, and access control lists.
    • 4 years’ experience working with internetworking and protocols, and be knowledgeable about the operation and limitations of security appliances such as proxies, firewalls, Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS), Host-Based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS), Network Management System (NMS), and Security Incident & Event Manager (SIEMs).


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    EOE AA/M/F/Vet/Disability


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