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  • Cyber Warfare Analyst

    Job Locations US-GA-Fort Gordon
    Job ID
    2019-4872
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Minimum Clearance
    Top Secret
  • Overview

    The Cyber Warfare Analyst will play a key role in developing the Cyber Warfare experimentation and analysis capability within the Cyber Battle Lab (CBL). The Cyber Warfare Analyst must be able to think strategically to develop future capabilities as well as provide solutions to current problems, based upon operational Cyber Warfare Experience. The Cyber Warfare Analyst must anticipate working in Commercial Networks as well as Military Tactical and Enterprise networks. Cyber Warfare Analysts will work closely with TRADOC Capability Manager Cyber (TCM-Cyber) to inform, develop, and validate requirements within the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). The analysis conducted will be required to inform, develop, and validate requirements through experimentation independently or in coordination with TCM-Cyber. The Cyber Warfare Analyst will explore current Army CW posture, determine needs, assess risks, vulnerabilities, and recommend countermeasures. CW analysts will employ a thorough understanding of the tenets of Cyber Network Operations (CNO), and know how to optimally use all CNO resources for “effects-based” cyber warfare. CW analysts will develop CNO capabilities that will deliver tactical, operational, and strategic advantages. The CW contractors shall plan, lead, and/or coordinate meetings as needed to ensure completion of all project objectives.

    Responsibilities

    • Solicit industry/academia for cyber capability solutions based on guidance from PdM DCO.
    • Coordinate and conduct evaluations/assessments of technologies.
    • Ability to think tactically, and strategically to evaluate future capabilities as well as provide solutions to current problems, based upon operational Cyber Warfare Experience.
    • Analysts will work closely with TRADOC Capability Manager Cyber (TCM-Cyber) to inform the development and validation of requirements within the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS).
    • Analyst will explore current Army CW posture, determine needs, assess risks, vulnerabilities, and recommend countermeasures.
    • Analysts will employ a thorough understanding of the tenets of Cyber Network Operations (CNO), and know how to optimally use all CNO resources for “effects-based” cyber warfare.
    • Analysts will evaluate CNO capabilities that will deliver tactical, operational, and strategic advantages.
    • Coordinate with appropriate stakeholders (i.e. Cyber Protection Brigade (CPB), TCM Cyber for related assessments/evaluations.
    • Analyst will inform development and validation of requirements through experimentation independently or in coordination with TCM-Cyber and CPB.
    • Augment the existing PdM DCO team when necessary.
    • Produce written reports/evaluations/assessments as necessary.
    • Research emerging technologies that address gaps/shortfalls in cyber operations.
    • Participate in routine meetings as an extension of the PdM DCO team.
    • Develop experimentation/test plans.
    • Provide dedicated exercise support to represent PdM initiatives in experimentation events such as Cyber Quest, Cyber Blitz, NIE, etc.
    • Support capability development events conducted by the Forge as necessary.
    • Provide quarterly (minimum) updates to PdM DCO for work performed and ongoing/future projects.
    • Daily interaction with extended PdM DCO team at CPB.
    • Must be knowledgeable and anticipate working with Commercial Networks as well as Military Tactical and Enterprise networks.
    • Analyst shall plan, lead, and/or coordinate meetings as needed to ensure completion of all project objectives.

    Required Experience/Qualifications

    • BS Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution.
    • 5 – 10 years prior military experience and/or significant civilian occupational experience in Cyber Warfare including, but not exclusively, computer programming, software design, cyber security (defensive or offensive), and cyber forensics.
    • Cyber Warfare Analysts CMEs shall possess a Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility.
    • Prior military experience and/or significant civilian occupational experience in Cyber Warfare including, butmnot exclusively, computer programming, software design, cyber security (defensive or offensive), and cyber forensics.

    Preferred Experience/Qualifications

    • Desired Certifications: CISSP, Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), GIAC Enterprise Defender (GCED), GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP).
    • Experience in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, or red teaming
    • Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Security frameworks (e.g. 800-53, 800-171)
    • Prior military experience and/or significant civilian occupational experience in Cyber Warfare including, but not exclusively, computer programming, software design, cyber security (defensive or offensive), and cyber forensics
    • Familiarity with tools, techniques, and trends in computer and network vulnerabilities.
    • Able to create or modify exploits/scenarios tailored to specific technology requirements
    • Able to conduct an assessment of cybersecurity vulnerabilities on unique, non-standard systems and deliver the follow-on technical report
    • Knowledge of open security testing standards and projects, including OWASP & ATT&CK
    • 5+ years of experience in two or more of the following: network vulnerability assessments, Web application security testing, network penetration testing, red teaming, or security operations or hunt

    Special Requirements/Security Clearance

    • Must have an Active Top Secret Security Clearance

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