Cyber Network Defense Analyst

Title Cyber Network Defense Analyst
Location Tampa, FL
Job Information
  • Implement formal procedures to report emerging viruses to USCYBERCOM within report time requirements.
  • Maintain configuration documentation for the Enterprise to include: network diagrams, technical sensor/administrative & policy POCs, and related information.
  • Ensure proper protection of data in transit, in accordance with DoD policy.
  • Utilize formal network security monitoring policies and procedures that include the appropriate use of DoD-approved IDPS tools that have automated alert capabilities enabled
  • Perform Detection (Monitoring and Analysis) activities using Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System sensors (IDS/IPS), hereafter called sensors.
  • Follow documented procedures for characterizing anomalous events detected by sensors and other network monitoring systems.
  • Review and analyze logs in a timely manner to detect intruders.
  • Provide notice of suspicious/malicious network traffic or similar activities that suggest an impending or on-going attack
  • Search for distributed, long-term, coordinated, low-visibility network-based attacks to identify possible unauthorized activity utilizing exploratory problem-solving or self-learning techniques. Suspicious/significant activity will be shared among the CND/IA community.
  • Report potential incidents and correlated information from these incidents/events that occur on sensors using documented procedures in accordance with DoD guidance.
  • Document and escalate incidents.
  • Retain all incident reports for at least one year.


  • 2 years with Bachelors Degree OR If no degree, 5 years direct work experience.
  • Knowledge with application and network security. Understanding of vulnerabilities, exploits, malware, risks to affected systems, and DoD IAVM program.
  • Documented experience with end-point security solutions, intrusion protection systems, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, proxies, log analysis, and vulnerability scanners.
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (e.g. Security+ CE) and CSSP Analyst certification
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Top Secret w/SCI eligibility
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