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Cyber Security Specialist at Leidos

Cyber Security Specialist

Leidos Colorado Springs, CO Full Time


Job Description:

Leidos Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Defense group is seeking a Cyber Security Specialist to support our recently awarded SBNAB contract.

This position provides Cyber Security technical expertise to C5ISR Center Sustaining Base Network Assurance Branch (SBNAB) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Security Operations Center (SOC). Areas of focus include Guard, Firewall, Secure Network Server, format security solutions, "Smart Cards", and emerging technologies and future trends. 

Location: Adelphi, MD

Clearance: Active DOD Top Secret/SCI required

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the SBNAB DCO Senior Cyber Security Specialist with all Cyber Security issues.

  • Support all network defense operations, and be familiar with the operations process flow and execution.

  • Analyze and resolve INFOSEC technical problems. 

  • Configure testbeds and conduct testing, record and analyze results, and provide recommendations for improvements for the products/systems under test. 

  • Support the integration of INFOSEC solutions and technologies into networks with particular attention to protocols, interfaces, and system design. 

  • Provide security engineering analysis on a variety of information systems. 

  • Develop security accreditation/certification documentation, and create and maintain security policy and procedures. 

  • Perform security certification engineering analysis, vulnerability assessments, and risk assessments. 

  • Design and configure security tools. 

  • Develop test procedures, establish test environments, execute security certification test/demonstrations/evaluations, document results, and develop reports, conclusions, and recommendations.

  • Conceptualize and implement security systems and architectures. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of professional experience; additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree.

  • Must have a DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (Security+ CE or equivalent) to start.

  • Must have an active Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

  • Must have knowledge of TCP/IP, information security/authorization profiles, or security administration of Unix or NT network/systems.

  • Must have knowledge of Government security policies and familiarity with security-related technologies and auditing tools.

  • General experience in system engineering; electrical design, software engineering; program design and implementation; configuration management; or maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in heterogeneous computer networking technology and work in protocol and/or interface standards specification.

  • Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities.

  • Hands-on cybersecurity experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of cybersecurity threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).

  • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.

  • 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 intelligence driven defense and/or Cyber Kill Chain methodology.

  • Experience in a 24x7 environment.


External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Operations

Pay Range:

Pay Range $71,500.00 - $110,000.00 - $148,500.00

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Information Security
Cyber Security
Risk Analysis

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