Job Details

Cyber Intel Analyst


Apex Systems, Inc.


Shiloh, IL 62269

Cyber Security Analyst
Location, Scott AFB, IL (in the Greater St. Louis/Southern IL area)

Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret DoD security clearance and an active Security+ or equivalent IAT Level II Certification

Primary tasks include, but are not limited to:

Perform surveillance and reconnaissance, enclave cyber security defensive, attack vector analysis, Computer Network Defense (CND), incident handling, vulnerability management/reporting, risk analysis and readiness and strategic planning analysis
Correlate actionable security events, perform network traffic analysis using raw packet data, net flow, IDS, IPS and custom sensor output as it pertains to the cyber security of communications networks
Participate in the coordination of resources during incident response efforts
Provide the customer with technical support, analysis, and recommendations
Provide technical assistance as requested or directed by mission partners
Develop Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) establishing reporting criteria, structure, and operational reports
Provide technical support, analysis, and recommendations in the areas of:
1. Surveillance and Reconnaissance

2. Perimeter Defense

3. Malicious Software (Malware) Analysis

4. Attack Vector Analysis

5. Computer Network Defense (CND)

6. Incident Handling

7. Vulnerability Management/Reporting

8. Risk Analysis and Readiness

9. Strategic Planning Analysis


Required Skills:
Demonstrated understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flows, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements
Demonstrated commitment to training, self-study and maintaining proficiency in the technical cyber security domain
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a related Master's degree.
Security+CE or equivalent IAT Level II Certification

Desired Skills:

Strong written and verbal communication skills
CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond, and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization
Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)
Advanced understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI Model, defense-in-depth and common security elements
Demonstrated hands-on experience analyzing high volumes of logs, network data (e.g. NetFlow, FPC), and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations
In-depth knowledge of architecture, engineering, and operations of at least one enterprise SIEM platform (e.g. Nitro/McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, ArcSight, QRadar, LogLogic, Splunk)
Experience and proficiency with any of the following: Anti-Virus, HIPS, ID/PS, Full Packet Capture, Host-Based Forensics, Network Forensics
Experience with malware analysis concepts and methods
Unix/Linux command line experience
Scripting and programming experience
Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity or experience in a Cyber Kill Chain methodology
Advanced certifications such as SANS, GIAC, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP, CASP and/or SIEM-specific training and certifications

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.
Post Date:
Minimum Clearance:
Top Secret
No Traveling
Minimum Experience Required:
2+ yrs experience
Job Category:
IT - Security
$40,000 - $50,000 annual salary
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