Criterion Systems SOC Analyst- Security Operations in Las Vegas, Nevada

At Criterion Systems, Inc., we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. Our Offerings: *100% employee-owned private Government contractor founded in 2005. *High retention rate because we work hard at holding onto talent. *Excellent Leadership Team comprised of individuals who have successfully built and run businesses and are involved in day-to-day operations to include an open-door policy. We are as large in 2017 as we have ever been! Our employees are the most valuable assets. Are you ready to be appreciated?

Criterion Systems is seeking to hire aSecurity Operation Center (SOC) Analystto support a government customer in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The candidate will be part of the Security Operation Center (SOC) working in a 24x7 environment. The position requires interaction with security personnel at customer sites, various levels of management, and outside agencies. Position can include up to 10% travel, local and nationwide. Applicant must be a positive, flexible, self-starter requiring minimal supervision, and able to excel in a fast-paced environment. Communication skills are critical with the ability to verbalize and provide documentation to both technical and non-technical audiences. Applicants must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task effectively.

Duties and responsibilities include:

Monitor, deter, identify, and investigate computer and network intrusions. Ability to research trends and countermeasures in computer/network including vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious activity. Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with computer network security techniques and best practices. Technical focus on the monitoring and analysis of large, distributed and complex network. Candidate must be able to identify suspicious and malicious activity in a heterogeneous network environment and respond appropriately.

  • Research new and evolving threats and vulnerabilities with potential to impact the monitored environment

  • Read and understand network packet capture files

  • Monitoring and analysis of network and IDS information

  • Log collection, analysis, correlation, and alerting

  • Identification of suspicious/malicious activities

  • Identification and tracking of malicious code

  • Reporting malicious activity to client locations with recommendations for remediation

  • Review and management of incident resolutions

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Travel up to 10%

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security or related technical discipline AND 2 years IT experience OR 4 years professional IT experience.

-ActiveDepartment of Energy (DOE) “Q” Clearance OR Top Secret Security Clearance OR ability to obtain a Q clearance

  • US Citizenship required

  • Must be willing to work various shifts in a 24x7 environment

  • Strong knowledge of networking

  • Strong knowledge of common network protocol behavior

  • Strong knowledge of information security principles

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • One or more years’ previous experience in network intrusion analysis is highly desired

  • Experience with network and host-based IDS/IPS

  • Experience with SIM/SIEM technologies

  • The following information security training is highly desired: SANS GSEC, SANS GCIA, SANS GCIH, CEH, OSCP.

-Compliance with 8570 CND-A within six months.

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.