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Computer Sciences Corporation

In addition to our headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, USA, and three other major offices in Australia, Asia and Europe, our 98,000 professionals serve clients in more than 90 countries.WHAT WE DOFor more than 50 years, we at CSC have developed smart, technology-enabled solutions to solve our clients' toughest challenges, demonstrating a commitment to excellence and a passion for exceeding expectations.Over the past five decades, technology has radically changed the world we live in. We h... Read More

Address      3170 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Website      www.csc.com/
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Security Support

The Office of Systems protects SSA's critical assets by anticipating and leading the response to potential computer-related threats and vulnerabilities.  A combination of Firewall, Network and Host based intrusion detection systems and other various security devices provide the ability to capture events from a wide spectrum of devices.  Analysis and correlation of these events by security professionals will provide a continuity of effectiveness necessary for SSA to adapt to more advanced threats and adaptation to network changes initiated by other Systems components.

The contractor will be responsible for monitoring, analyzing and maintaining the health of the network security operations systems.  The contractor will be responding to events and alerts generated by these systems.


Position Responsibilties:

·         Capture and Measure Data about security events

-          Review daily log data gathered from various resources including but not limited to sensors alert logs, firewall logs, content filtering logs, Security Event Manager.

-          Be trained in and become proficient in use of internal ticketing systems.  Training will be provided by SSA.

-          Review all incoming alerts and properly document all identified problems.

-          Analyze all level of problems and document findings.

-          Validate traffic and/or network activity (per alerts/logs) as anomalous in accordance with previously established Standard Operating Procedure.

-          Identify and escalate high priority problems.

-          Identify and report security events in accordance with previously established Standard Operating Procedure.

-          Measure and model traffic; look for patterns and ports.


·         Reporting

-    Produce a variety of ad-hoc and recurring reports as directed by the Activity Manager.

-    Monthly reports for Security related alerts and trends”

-    Monthly reports for insertion into “US-CERT Report”

-    Monthly report on the status and progress of all current problem tickets and ad-hoc assignments.

-    Report on the performance of the security operations architecture hardware.

·         Maintenance Support

-    Monitor the health of the Security Operations Architecture, including but not limited to security-related vulnerabilities and exploits.


Basic Qualifications


BA/BS.  High school diploma plus any combination of additional years of specific experience in the proposed field of expertise and years of undergraduate-level study in a related field — together totaling 6 years.  Three (32-hour) technical courses/training directly related to the proposed field of expertise may be substituted for 1 year of college or experience.


Preferred degrees include but are not limited to BA/BS in:

·         Technical Degrees include:

-     Computer Science/Technology

-     Information Technology

-     Information Systems

-     Information Systems Management

-     Systems Engineering

-     Software Engineering

·         Business or Management

-     Business

-     Management

-     Other business-related degree

·         Healthcare Field

·         Public Policy or Public Administration


Other Qualifications and Skills (included but not limited to):

·         Strong understanding of TCP/IP

·         Willing to work nights and weekends in support of a 24x7x365 environment

·         Client Server support and infrastructure experience

·         Troubleshooting experience in various version of Windows - Unix troubleshooting is a plus

·         Ability to effectively identify symptoms of malware

·         Data mining in log files

·         Experience in running and analyzing output from various Anti Virus tools

·         Experience with various versions of Windows workstation and server

·         Expertise with Blue Coat, ArcSight, and various other reporting tools

·         2 years experience with creating comprehensible documentation

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

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