Center for Internet Security, Inc.

  • National Cyber Security and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Liaison

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Cybersecurity Operations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This position will be located in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Cyber Security and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, VA. The MS-ISAC has analysts co-located with the NCCIC which serves as a centralized location where the operational elements involved in communications and cyber response activities are physically and virtually co-located. The NCCIC is staffed and structured to be an “always ready” multi-agency incident response center and as a result, this position may be required to work alternate shifts and/or weekends.

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Cyber Security Analyst team member for the Multi-State and Elections Infrastructure (MS/EI) ISAC’s to help coordinate and report on cyber incidents impacting SLTT governments. The candidate will provide analysis and trending of security log data from a large number of heterogeneous security devices as well as external data sources. The candidate will provide incident response support when analysis confirms an actionable incident, as well as provide threat and vulnerability analysis and security advisory services.  The candidate will integrate and share information with other analysts and other teams. This position involves critical duties and responsibilities that must continue to be performed during crisis situations and contingency operations which may necessitate extended or rotational hours of work.

    What You'll Do

    • Perform as an on-site liaison between the DHS NCCIC and partner organizations and the MS-ISAC/EI-ISAC Security Operations Center in East Greenbush, NY.
    • Report and share information with NCCIC components related to significant cyber incidents impacting State, Tribal, Territorial or Local Government; triage and correlate cyber security incidents; provide technical assistance as necessary; perform analysis to protect and secure sensitive information and systems; provide updates to the NCCIC as to the cyber security posture of the State, local, tribal and territorial sector.
    • Build and maintain relationships with NCCIC components and partners.  Partners will range from analyst to leadership level.
    • Gain understanding for the information requirements of other organizations within the NCCIC to allow the Senior Liaison to work/share information effectively.
    • Responsible for providing MS/EI-ISAC overview and technical capabilities briefings to internal and external NCCIC stakeholders.
    • Analyze and respond to previously undisclosed software and hardware vulnerabilities.
    • Investigate, document, and report on any information security issues and emerging trends.
    • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

    What You'll Need

    Must Have:

    • Must currently hold US Security Clearance (Top Secret/SCI)
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, information assurance or related field
    • 4-6 years’ experience in a cybersecurity operations environment
    • Working knowledge of various security methodologies and processes
    • Knowledge of common Internet protocols and applications
    • Knowledge of IT security principles and standards
    • Understanding of various IT vulnerabilities and threats
    • Knowledge of the Intelligence Community and proper handling of classified material
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States

    *Additional years of relevant experience or a combination of an Associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

    It's A Plus if You Have:

    •  Knowledge of configuring and implementing technical security solutions (firewalls and intrusion detection systems).
    • Skill in applying advanced IT principles, concepts, methods, and standards.
    • M.S. degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or information assurance.
    • Industry recognized certifications a plus (ex: CISSP, GIAC).


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