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The MITRE Corporation InfoSec Operations Analyst in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Information Security department seeks an Operations Analyst to respond to and investigate cyber security incidents within the organization. This position offers a challenging opportunity to be exposed to a diverse set of security disciplines, including incident response, forensics, reverse engineering, malware analysis, intrusion detection, network security and system security. MITRE has long been a source of cyber security innovation and continues to seek dedicated and talented individuals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Respond to security alerts, investigate for signs of compromise and react accordingly.

  • Track and document security events and incidents in a ticketing system.

  • Analyze log data for signs of malicious activity in a SIEM.

  • Master usage of tools to conduct investigations – including SIEM, IPS/IDS, PCAP analyzer, and ticketing tools.

  • Work with MITRE’s network infrastructure and network traffic flow.

  • Develop new analytics and apply mitigations for adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).

  • Automate workflows in a SOAR tool.

  • Hunt for undetected indicators of compromise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be detail oriented and able to consistently follow incident investigation process.

  • Must have good analytical, written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must be able to work well as part of a team and be self-motivated to work on individual projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of general Cyber Security concepts.

  • Familiarity with Linux, Mac and Windows Operating Systems.

  • An understanding of TCP/IP network protocols and application layer protocols (e.g., HTTP, SMTP, DNS, etc.).

  • Familiarity with adversary tactics techniques and procedures (TTPs).

  • Scripting experience, preferably with Python.

  • Familiarity with Elastic Search or Splunk

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):


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