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Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

100620 - Computer Security Information Analyst
Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

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Position Summary: This position is with the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University. The CERT/CC provides neutral, unbiased expert analysis and opinion on technical issues involving cyber security, and has played a key role in internet security since 1988. The location for the position will be at or near the SEI office in Arlington Virginia. As a Computer Security Information Analyst, the successful candidate will work closely with cyber security analysts in the public and private sectors to effectuate cyber information and analysis capability sharing to support risk management, incident analysis, and response activities. You will often collaborate with these entities to analyze incident and threat information, develop technical mitigations, and produce reporting to disseminate this information to designated stakeholders. This position will also work with analysts from across the CERT/CC to explore new and innovative ways in which SEI's technical competencies and capabilities can be applied to current and future technical challenges faced by the critical infrastructure.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Education/Training: BS in Computer Science Information Science, Information Systems Management with eight (8) years applicable experience; or MS with five (5) years of experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: Successful candidates will have the following experience: Conducting computer security incident handling or analysis experience (at least four (4) years): reviewing, analysing and correlating threat data from available sources.

Skills/Abilities: Successful candidates will have a working knowledge of: Forensics, network, and malware analysis methodologies, and related best practice tools; security vulnerabilities and the impact that they can have on information systems; system management practices on Windows and Unix/Linux; assessing and managing risk in large enterprise infrastructure; mitigation strategies to defend systems from attack; common attack techniques and tactics. Successful candidates will have the ability to: Analyze data from multiple sources, generate defensible results, and represent them in reporting products and interactions with customers, sponsors, and the public; contribute in a team environment with other team members with varying skills, experience and locations; recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information; develop and explain technical decisions to varying audiences; interact effectively with technical and non-technical audiences with verbal and written communications; acting in a customer service role to internal and external stakeholders; work meticulously with careful attention to detail and priority of work; learn new procedures, techniques, and approaches; and as appropriate define them for others.

Physical / Mobility: This position is located in Arlington, VA. Primarily sedentary, long periods of sitting; ability to travel to various locations within the SEI and Carnegie Mellon community, customer sites, conferences, and offsite meetings with some frequency.

Environmental Conditions: Normal office conditions, close contact with computer for prolonged periods of time.

Mental: Ability to work under pressure and changing priorities; pay attention to detail; meet inflexible deadlines; deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.

Other: Candidate must be able to pass a background investigation, obtain a TS/SCI security clearance, be a US citizen, and work full-time at a customer site in the Northern Virginia metro area. Candidate will be required to travel on overnight assignments.

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