Principal Cyber Security Analyst (Incident Response) Job



  Full Time   Employee

United States

Principal Cyber Security Analyst (Incident Response) (Job Number:422583)


SAIC is hiring a Principal Cyber Security Analyst (Incident Response) in Greenbelt, MD. The Incident Response Analyst will be a part of our NASA NICS Program at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.


Respond to computer security incidents by collecting, analyzing and preserving digital evidence.

Analyze forensic evidence for security incidents and disciplinary or criminal investigations.

Conduct network packet analysis using commercial and open source tools.

Analyze malware and system forensics to determine level of impact.

Monitor intrusion detection systems and create/monitor IDS signatures.

Research, evaluate, and assess emerging cyber security threats, incidents, and vulnerabilities.

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.


Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; or Masters and three (3) years or more experience


Incident response (digital forensics experience a plus)

Linux (Debian, RedHat, CentOS) and Windows experience (system administration level)

Ability to occasionally support flexible shifts

Excellent organizational, attention to detail, multi-tasking, and time management skills

Strong written, verbal, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and a positive attitude

Ability to interface effectively with all levels within the organization

A holistic understanding of attack vectors, current threats, and remediation strategies is essential for this role

Certifications such as CISSP, CEH, etc.


Seven (7) years cyber security experience

Five (5) years incident response experience

Three (3) year vulnerability scanning experience

Apple OSX operating systems (system administration level)

Experience working with commercial and open source security tools

Penetration testing experience. Working knowledge of security auditing processes

Coding/Scripting experience e.g. Perl, VB Script, Python etc.


Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance


SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3 billion.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Oct 11, 2016, 1:00:24 PM
Primary Location: United States-MD-GREENBELT
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

To apply for this job, contact:
Jane Ormerod

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