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Cyber Threat Fusion Analyst

Company: Grindstone
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Grindstone is an innovative, Minority-Owned Small Business specializing in providing cutting-edge solutions to businesses and government agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our client is looking for a Cyber Threat Fusion Analyst. If interested after reviewing the description below, please apply and someone from the Grindstone team will reach out to you.


  • Implement the core Threat Intelligence concepts (ex. Cyber Kill Chain, MITRE ATT&CK, DoDCAR).
  • Produce reporting for new or emerging threats and threat vectors.
  • Utilize SIEM technologies to correlate security events and logs and identify threats.
  • Incorporate threat intelligence into countermeasures to detect and prevent intrusions and malware infections.
  • Identify threat actor tactics, techniques and procedures and based on indicators develops custom signatures and blocks.
  • Understand and employ the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix.
  • Recognize what you'll need to know to prevent or identify APT intrusions
  • Identify network architectures and select network components
  • Understand concepts of log and packet analysis
  • Navigate the command line using specific expressions to manipulate data
  • Handle and organize disparate data about detections, attacks, and attackers
  • Employ discovery techniques and vetting of new intelligence.
  • Create Situational Awareness Reports and Threat Briefs

    Required Skills
    • Must possess an active TS/SCI security clearance.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field and 8+ years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
    • Computer defense technologies spanning endpoint, network, and open source
    • Cyber Kill Chain or MITRE ATT&CK experience.
    • Threat actor TTP and indicator identification using large data sources.
    • Have a strong understanding of how enterprise endpoint and network components contribute to Threat Intelligence and adversary detection.
    • 8570 IAT II certification is required prior to start.
    • It is preferred you will already possess an 8570 CSSP-Analyst certification. If not, it will be required for this to be obtained within 6 months of your start date.

      Desired Skills
      • Experience working for a Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) or Security Operations Center (SOC)
      • Experience using a prominent Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) (ex. Splunk, Elasticsearch, ArcSight, QRadar)
      • Custom signature development experience.
      • Packet analysis experience.

        Work Set-up and Location


        Virginia (Northern), Alexandria

        Education And Years Of Experience

        Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field and 8+ years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

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