Job Description









  • Cyber Response Analysts are
    responsible for monitoring of audit events and other data from various
    operating systems, databases, and applications in order to analyze and
    correlate event data, create situational awareness, and provide trending
    reports. Analysts are responsible for detection, initial investigation, and
    reporting. Analysts coordinate and respond to events on all of the monitored
    networks and the systems on those networks.
  • Analysts utilize provided
    workflow platforms to track security events.
  • Analysts work together as a
    team to develop skills, sources, and methods to provide the best possible cyber
    defense capability to protect the sponsors IT assets from all manner of cyber
    threats, attacks, and exploitation.
  • Analysts work together with
    other government organization to develop relationships across industry, the
    Sponsor, and partners to maintain awareness and status of all relevant cyber
    defense initiatives, indicator lists, threat reports, incident response
  • Provide technical expertise
    regarding the defense of military information systems and networks.
  • Monitor intrusion detection
    and security information management systems to discover malicious activity on
    U.S. Army command and control networks.
  • Initiate computer incident
    handling procedures to isolate and investigate potential network information
    system compromises.
  • Perform malware and/or
    forensic analysis as part of the incident management process.
  • Design and integrate custom
    rules and reports into military security tools and data collection
  • Conduct analysis of
    computer security advisories, current network penetration techniques, and
    military intelligence threat reports in order to improve the U.S Army computer
    network defense posture.
  • Perform penetration testing
    against U.S. Army networks and information systems to uncover potential
    security holes that could be exploited by adversarial threat actors.
  • Travel to units within
    theater to assist in computer network defense initiatives, incident
    investigations, forensic evidence collection, and end-user security awareness
  • Deploy to other countries
    as required in support of U.S military operations and exercises.
  • Create whitepapers and
    briefings to highlight emerging computer security trends to U.S. Army
    leadership and technical personnel.
  • Perform other duties as
    needed to fulfill requirements specified in the contract performance work
  • Shift work may be required. 



Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree
    and 2 years of specialized experience OR; Associates Degree plus 4 years of
    specialized experience OR 6 years technical experience in lieu of bachelor's
  • Applicants are required to
    be fully compliant with DoD 8570.1 M IA Level, Job Position, and Computing
    Environment certification requirements within six months of arriving
  • For 8570.1 IA level
    requirements, all new employees will be categorized as IAT Level II, which is
    satisfied by obtaining one of the following certifications: GSEC, Security ,
  • For 8570.1 Job Position
    requirements, all new employees will either be categorized as a CND Analyst
    (requires either a GCIA or CEH), a CND Incident Responder (requires either a
    GCIH, CSIH, or CEH), or a CND Auditor (requires either a CISA, GSNA, or
    CEH). Lastly, 8570.1 Computing Environment certification is also
    required, and can be satisfied with a platform specific certification or
    equivalent training (e.g. MCP, CCNA, RHCSA, A , etc.).
  • Must have an active TS/SCI 





  • 3 years' experience using
    one or more of the following security applications: SNORT Intrusion
    Detection System, SourceFire, NetScout, McAfee Intrusion Prevention System,
    ArcSight SIM, HBSS, CISCO Intrusion Detection System, WireShark, BlueCoat,
    IronPorts, METASPLOIT, CORE Impact, ENCASE, TCPDump, Netflow, or Forensic
  • 3 years' experience with
    one or more of the following operating systems: Windows7 and Windows
  • 3 years' experience using
    and maintaining IP networks
  • 2 years direct experience
    with U.S. military command and control or commercial LAN/WAN communication
  • Deployments to other
    countries as required in support of U.S military operations.

  The Buffalo Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities  



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