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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Cyber Security Analyst in Lexington, Massachusetts

ISD has nine service teams as well as a department office, a business, training, and communication office, an enterprise architecture office, and a project management office. The offices and teams collaboratively span a wide array of service areas, all supporting the Laboratory’s mission and goals. Together, we form a unified team—a trusted advisor, partner, and provider of information strategy, applications, and technology services throughout the Laboratory.

Job Description

Our Cyber Security Team monitors and protects Laboratory research from IT threats. The team operates a security operation center which looks at network traffic to find and eliminate threats from malware, spear fishing, and other attacks against the Lab. The team also looks for any vulnerabilities in our current environment and helps identify and develop solutions to mitigate these risks.

Job Description

The ISD Cyber Security Sector is responsible for monitoring and protecting Laboratory information systems. The sector operates and maintains computer network defense (CND) tools and data sources (network and host level) in support of incident response and mitigation processes. Services include briefings to management, advising them of issues that may affect the Laboratory's security posture. The sector also conducts vulnerability assessment scanning at the network, system, and application levels, and coordinates mitigations and communications to the Laboratory community.

ISD Cyber Security Team supports a high side (classified) Cybersecurity Operations Center which manages the ongoing security of multiple classified networks. This position will augment the existing staff in managing and operating the tools specific to the HS CSOC. Candidate will maintain and operate ACAS, HBSS and other CSOC tools specific to the classified environment. Candidates with experience in container security tools, application security and/or DevSecOps are encouraged to apply. These tools require specific accreditation and training from the government and have specific and extensive domain knowledge about operations within a classified government network.

Long Description

Required:

  • 4+ years’ experience in the information security technology field; preferably a BS in an IT related field of study

  • Technical skills in Linux and Windows server management as well as training in ACAS or HBSS is a requirement.

  • Strong familiarity with operating system diagnostics, network design and troubleshooting, and how to diagnose security controls and logs for evidence and indicators of compromise.

  • Good understanding of vulnerabilities, how vulnerabilities are detected and mitigated, how to rate the risk associated with an emerging vulnerability.

  • Basic threat management and how to do research across multiple sources to correlate and provide accurate scope to identify, contain, eradicate and recover from a security incident.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

Short Description

Preferred:

  • Prefer skills in Splunk or SOC operations as well as familiarity with DoD regulations, like STIGs and the operational processes that support them. Demonstrated ability to achieve ongoing educational training. While a SANS, (ISC)2, or ISACA certification is not required, most candidates will have gone through this or similar processes in order to achieve their commitment to ongoing training.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and contribute to teams in a collaborative and constructive manner.

    OTHER:

  • Occasional off hour / on duty support is necessary.

  • Occasional travel for meetings and training is likely. (<10%)

Short Description

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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