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Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst - Sr. Level - HI

Adapt Forward Honolulu, HI

  • Expired: January 08, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Senior Level Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst

Position Location:   Honolulu, HI

Position Type:   Full-Time

Clearance Required: Minimum of a Secret Clearance, with ability to obtain TS/SCI.

Position Description: The Cyber Threat Senior Intelligence Analyst (herein referred to as Analyst) will be responsible for providing senior-level analysis on relevant threats to the DoD-associated customer environment in support of the overall NIWC CSSP defensive effort.  Analyst will be a key component in providing additional tactical context surrounding adversarial TTPs and support to the Network Security Monitoring and Incident Response teams. Analyst will provide support and/or guidance to coworkers as necessary and contribute to building a collaborative working environment. Analyst must have strong organizational skills and ability to successfully engage leadership, stakeholders, customers, and coworkers as needed to accomplish the CSSP mission. Analyst must possess expertise necessary to analyze cyber threat environments and provide forward-leaning assessments that inform key decision-makers and stakeholders.  Analyst must perform technical research regarding malware, adversaries, and TTPs and apply intelligence analysis techniques to create cyber threat awareness reports and assessments regarding anticipated adversary behaviors. 

Analyst Foundation: 
Analyst will possess traditional analytic skills that include:
    Critical Thinking - Structured analytic methodology, logical processing, integrate and synthesize diverse sources of information, creative application of insight, ability to derive/willingness to determine assessments, and systematic approach to gather, evaluate and use multiple sources of information to inform decisions and outcomes
    Accountability for Results Assumes responsibility for ones work, sets and/or meets priorities, organizes and uses time and resources efficiently and effectively to achieve desired results, consistent with organizational goals and objectives
    Communication Effectively comprehends and conveys information with and from others in writing, reading, listening, and verbal and non-verbal action and uses a variety of media in communicating and making presentations appropriate to the audience
    Personal Leadership and Integrity Demonstrates personal initiative, honesty, flexibility, and respect in their dealings with coworkers, peers, customers, stakeholders, teams, leadership, and collaborative networks
    Engagement and Collaboration Recognizes, values, builds and leverages collaborative and constructive networks of diverse coworkers, peers, customers, stakeholders, and teams, within an organization and across the community to share knowledge and achieve results

    US Citizen
    7+ Years experience in Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) environment or Incident Response, IT Security, malware analysis, security product development, offensive security or tracking cyber threats with a demonstrated ability to leverage intelligence on attacker methodology, tools, and infrastructure to improve security posture.

Recommended Education:
    Bachelors degree or higher from accredited university/technical college. 
    o    Preferred degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related analytical, scientific, or technical disciplines

    8570 Classification IAT II & CSSP Certification

Required Skills: 
    Research and analyze various sources of cyber threat-related data
    Utilize standard cyber threat-related toolsets
    Understanding and implementation of structured analytic methodology (e.g., scientific method)
    Determine and provide risk-related assessments and recommendations for action
    Ability to edit finished products based off of highly technical subject matter and analysis for dissemination to a less technical or non-technical audience
    Experience managing the collection, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data for the purpose of documenting results and analyzing finding to provide meaningful products
    Significant experience with cyber-related environments, such as defensive/offensive cyber operations, information operations. information warfare, or topical cyber-related expertise
    Ability to develop specific expertise, discerns patterns of complex threat actor behavior, and communicates a comprehension of current and developing cyber threats
    Ability to leverage online research tools to identify and navigate online forums, specialized websites, social media, and traditional sources
    Capable knowledge of the functions of various security infrastructure such as firewalls, intrusion prevention/detection systems, proxy servers, email controls, anonymizing technology, and SIEM
    Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, including briefing to senior leadership and agency groups on a regular basis
    Technical understanding of common threat analysis models such as the Diamond Model, Cyber Kill Chain, and MITRE ATT&CK
    Experience working with detection creation methodologies across multiple platforms

Highly Desired:
    Experience with analytic tool, including Augury, Splunk, TAC, Palantir, Shodan, Analyst Notebook, or other Threat Intelligence Platforms preferred 
    Experience collaborating and coordinating with intelligence community partners on Cyber issues and topics

    Develop threat intelligence collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of finished reporting products to internal security operations teams, information technology teams, enterprise risk management teams, and executive decision makers
    Lead team in identifying cyber threats, trends and new developments on various cybersecurity topics by analyzing open source intelligence and data
    Maintain knowledge of adversary activities, including intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)
    Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams in complex, evolving analytical missions especially where priorities may shift due to the evolution of threat landscape
    Possess fundamental and practical knowledge of network and/or operating system security
    Understand network architecture and computer network intrusion detection/prevention systems
    Communicate events to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to network infrastructure, applications and operating systems
    Provide cyber threat assessments based on threat analysis, coordinate cyber threat tracking with other organizations and the government
    Provide cyber risk and threat identification by proactively and continuously monitoring the internal and external landscape for relevant events, risks and threats related to malicious code, vulnerabilities and attacks
    Compile and maintain internal standard operating procedure (SOP) documentation
    Ensure associated documentation and capabilities remain compliant with CJCSM 6510.01b and other applicable policy directives
    Participates in program reviews, product evaluations, and onsite certification evaluations
    Demonstrated capability to analyze and coherently present complex threat intelligence information in a meaningful way

Additional Information: 
    Authorized to update signatures and view alerts of IDS/ IPS
    Authorized to view audit records on Central Log Server
    Authorized to modify auditable events on Central Log Server
    Overtime may be required as needed to support incident response actions (Surge)
    Up to 15% Travel may be required

Company Overview

Adapt Forward is a cybersecurity solutions provider for some of the nation’s most valuable information systems. Leveraging advanced threat assessment technology and experience in building high-level information security infrastructure, we develop adaptive solutions uniquely tailored to our customers’ business objectives to protect sensitive data against sophisticated threats in an increasingly complex security environment.

Summary of Benefits

  • Comprehensive Physical Wellness Package, including Medical, dental, vision care, plus flexible spending accounts for health- and dependent-care are included in our standard benefits plan.
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Matching Contribution is immediately available and vested
  • Annual Training Budget to be used for conference attendance, school enrollment, certification programs, and associated travel expenses.
  • Ten Federal Holidays, plus three weeks of PTO/vacation/sick leave that accrues at a rate of ten hours per month.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Counseling/legal assistance and other employee well-being programs are also offered.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Adapt Forward is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, sexuality, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Adapt Forward promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Adapt Forward


Honolulu, HI
96814 USA



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