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Assoc. IT Specialist (Cyber Security) at Parsons Corp.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Richardson, Texas





Job Description:

ASSOCIATE IT ANALYST (CYBER SECURITY)

RICHARDSON TX

Parsons provides complex, solution-oriented services for the defense, intelligence, security, and smart cities markets. Our purpose is to Deliver a Better World. We do this with digitally-enabled defense, security and infrastructure solutions. These solutions respond to opportunities created by disruptive technology, expanding global population, urbanization, aging infrastructure and security challenges.

THE OPPORTUNITY:
Does the idea of defending computers and the information they contain excite you? Are you passionate about new technology and cyber security? If you re a proactive IT professional that enjoys the hunt for indicators of compromise and analyzing software for possible infections, then this role may be the perfect for you.

We are looking for a Junior Security Analyst to be a part of our Security Operations Center. The SOC team protects, detects and responds to infrastructure and application threats and vulnerabilities. An ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated individual, with a good security background who excels operating and deploying security technology.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Detecting and assessing cyber security events and incidents across the enterprise

* Implementing new processes and procedures as identified by the SOC Leadership to ensure for continuous improvements to monitor, detect and mitigation capabilities.

* Understanding the global threat landscape through working with threat intel resources to maintain awareness

* Participates in the triage of events and incidents

* Escalates cyber security events according to Incident Response Plan

* Assists with containment of threats and remediation of environment during or after an incident

* Documents security processes, workflows, and playbooks

* Documents event analysis and drafts reports of incident investigations

* Assist with the completion of weekly and monthly metrics for cyber security

* Stay current on IT security trends and news.

* Follow change management process and security policies

* Review and understand security policies and guidelines to create security work instructions for various security policies

* Help manage security end point agents

* Help collect and analyze system logs

* Help with deployment of information security technologies and clients

* Help with reports data gathering and cleanup of data

* Help develop company-wide best practices for IT security

* Other duties as assigned

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

* A Bachelor's Degree in computer engineering, computer science, or another closely-related IT discipline.

* 1+ years professional technical experience in the information security field utilizing a mix of security technology such as: Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewalls & Log Analysis. SIEM, Network Behavior Analysis tools, Antivirus, and Network Packet Analyzers

* Comfortable searching through and filtering large amounts of log data to find actionable information. They are key assets during SOC investigation activities.

* Knowledge of the TCP and IP protocol suite, security architecture, DNS and remote access security techniques and products.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Having a Security+ certification is desired but not required

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

* Good interpersonal, organizational, writing, communications and briefing skills.

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Understanding of firewalls, proxies, SIEM, antivirus, EDR, and IDPS concepts.

* Understanding of, and able to reference NIST framework, CSC framework, CSF framework

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EXPERIENCE WITH UNIX/LINUX AND WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS IN AN ACTIVE DIRECTORY ENVIRONMENT

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Ready for action? We re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

For more about Parsons, visit parsons.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.