Junior SOC Analyst at SAIC (Atlanta, GA)

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SAIC is seeking a Junior SOC Analyst in Atlanta, GA. This is support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cybersecurity mission to ensure HHS can actively protect the vital health information with which it is entrusted, respond to existing and emerging cybersecurity threats, and continue to enhance the program to ensure HHS has the capability and capacity to respond to new and emerging requirements, technologies and threats.

SOC Activities:

  • Collect, analyze, and correlate security events and use discovered data to enable recommendation of mitigation of potential incidents within the enterprise as defined by Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) methodology.
  • Identify events that pose a threat to the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information or systems that may be indicative of a violation of federal law or HHS Policy.
  • Perform incident triage to include determining accuracy, scope, urgency, and impact.
  • Provide incident coordination and updates to the OpDiv Incident Response Teams (IRTs) and HHS through prescribed CSIRC methodology.
  • Notify CSIRC management and other HHS IRT members of suspected incidents and articulate the event's history, status and potential impact.
  • Perform agency-wide event and incident tracking using ticket management system.
  • Track and report on-going cyber security incidents to the primary incident handler.
  • Respond to verified incidents utilizing a wide array of tools to mitigate active threats.

NOC Activities:
  • Accurately monitor multiple wide area networks (WAN), local voice and data networks for circuit utilization and errors, network node availability, network device health, and system alarms.
  • For network alarms, events, and outages; perform first level troubleshooting, triage, escalation, event management, and ticket documentation.
  • Coordinate with contractors and various teams within the Departments to assist with service restoration based on alarm conditions.
  • Work with the CSIRC and other OpDiv teams to investigate anomalies observed within the network and to remediate network and systems outages.
  • Make required outage and degradation notifications to stakeholders at intervals commemorate with problem severity
  • Participate in available technical and personal development opportunities.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field and 0-1+ years of experience or 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree. Must have the adequate knowledge and skills to learn and perform the described job.
  • Must have 1 year of cybersecurity experience or relevant education / training in the cybersecurity field.
Certification Requirement:
  • Industry standard cybersecurity certification, e.g. Security+ or similar is highly preferred.
Clearance Requirement:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.
More Information on SAIC
SAIC operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Reston, VA. SAIC was founded in 2013. It has 34621 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 657 open jobs at SAIC, click here.
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