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Northrop Grumman Principal Cyber Threat and Hunt Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Determine if an event meets the criteria for additional cyber hunt investigation and/or constitutes a security incident subject to investigation and notify team lead or designate within 15 minutes.

  • Review audit logs and identify any unusual or suspect behavior.

  • Provide targeted attack detection and analysis, including the development of custom signatures and log queries and analytics for the identification of targeted attacks.

  • Develop and execute custom scripts to identify host-based indicators of compromise.

  • Implement new detection capabilities and improve upon existing security tools.

  • Determine scope of intrusion identifying the initial point of access or source.

  • Recommend remediation activities to secure the source or initial point of access of intrusion.

  • Provide cyber threat intelligence collection & correlation in coordination with a cyber-threat team.

  • Provide executive level cyber security strategic recommendations along with security engineering recommendations and custom solutions to counter adversarial activity

  • Provide advanced technical capabilities, including Big Data Analytics, and Predictive Intelligence.

  • Participate as an analyst point of presence during threat intelligence community exchanges.

  • Provide proactive APT hunting, incident response support, and advanced analytic capabilities.

  • Profile and track APT actors that pose a threat in coordination with threat intelligence support teams.

  • Support the incident response process by providing advanced analysis services when requested to include recommending containment and remediation processes, independent analysis of security events, and reporting of identified incidents to Incident Handling (IH).

  • Develop analytics to correlate IOCs and maximize threat detection capabilities based off defense analysis processes.

  • Create and disseminate summary reports, investigation reports, and threat briefs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Engineer or related field with 5 years of relevantexperience OR a Master's degree with three years of relevant experience OR an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.

  • 2 years of experience performing security assessments against web applications for vulnerabilities, security misconfigurations, and compliance-related concerns

  • Certification in one of the following (Security+, Network+, VA CSP, CISSP, C|EH) or 5 years of experience overrides certification requirement.

  • Must be a US Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain a Veterans Affairs High Security Investigation (VA BI)

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Knowledge of VA culture, mission, and IT environment

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Information Technology