Requisition # 2018-9294 Department PPPL Information Technology Category Information Technology Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
To achieve the primary strategic goal of successfully enabling the research mission and business operations by protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PPPL information and information systems, the Cyber Security Analyst serves several roles in the PPPL cyber security program: participates in the daily operation and administration of technical cyber security systems and processes; assesses management, operational, and technical controls for compliance; and assists members of the cyber security team with implementation of major cyber security projects. The cyber security analyst is experienced in two or more of the following cyber security sub-specialties: intrusion detection, incident response, event analysis, packet and flow analysis, cyber security forensics, vulnerability scanning and assessment, penetration testing, and firewall policy administration.
Assess cyber security controls through periodic internal reviews.
Implement cyber security controls and perform cyber security policy implementation and enforcement.
Cyber operations: operation of numerous defense-in-depth cyber security systems including firewall policy management, intrusion detection systems, network packet capture system, etc.
Project implementation: assist with implementation of cyber security projects as a member of project teams associated with internal and external initiatives to maintain and improve the PPPL cyber security program.
Intrusion detection analyst: monitoring, analysis and response to intrusion detection system alerts.
Incident responder: investigate and response to cyber security incidents.
Event analysis: monitoring, analysis and response to log events and system alerts.
Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Technology or related field.
Minimum of two years of work experience in information technology and cyber security, with experience as part of a project team and/or project leader for cyber projects.
In-depth knowledge of one or more common operating systems: Windows, MacOS, Linux.
Knowledge of cyber security best practices related to account permissions, authentication, privilege management and system hardening.
Specialized training and skills desired: cyber security incident response; network and endpoint forensics; penetration testing; intrusion detection; firewall management; network packet flow and analysis; and knowledge of US Government cyber security standards, guidelines, and best practices.
Demonstrated understanding of common cyber security tools such as Nessus, Nmap, Wireshark, Splunk, NetSparker, and Snort.
Demonstrated understanding of cyber security hardware such as IDS, firewalls, VPN, Packet Capture, and Network Access Control systems.
Knowledge of common operating system patch management tools such as WSUS, SCCM, Casper, and Cfengine.
Demonstrated understanding of network protocols and architectures: Routers, Switches, enterprise wireless systems, TCP/IP, VLANs, DNS, DHCP, Email flow and analysis, Network Packet Analysis.
Programming/scripting ability and API development experience is essential, for both open source and commercial product integration.
Demonstrated technical writing skills (e.g. design documents, system documentation, user guides).
Experience with IT Risk assessment and compliance, periodic internal reviews and audits would be a plus.
Industry standard cyber security certifications (e.g. CISSP) would be a plus.
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