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Cyber Defense Analyst

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Job ID: 2018574
Location: OAK RIDGE, TN, United States
Date Posted: Dec 17, 2020
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Ops Center Support
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Night Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has an opening for a Cyber Defense Analyst in Oak Ridge, TN. This is a night shift position with hours varying between 10pm-8am. Must be flexible to work weekends.


Note:  This role offers temporary work from home / remote / virtual work due to COVID-19.  Eventually the work will go back on site 100% in Oak Ridge, TN once the COVID-19 threat has passed.

The SAIC Cyber Defense Analyst role is responsible for monitoring and analysis of identified security events in support of the real-time 24/7/365 Security Operations Center’s monitoring capability. The Cyber Defense Analyst will perform daily operations utilizing a SIEM and monitor events from multiple sources including but not limited to firewall logs, system logs, network and host based intrusion detection systems, applications, databases, and other security information monitoring tools.


The Cyber Defense Analyst responds and reacts to events in the SAIC monitored environment and escalates for further analysis as needed.

The individual shall perform computer network defense (CND) incident triage, to include:

  • Continuously monitor security event systems by utilizing the Security Operation Center’s security information and event management (SIEM) tool
  • Provide initial response and support to potential intrusion or security breach alerts
  • PCAP Analysis and correlated events
  • Determining urgency, and potential impact
  • Assist with analysis of actions taken by malicious actors to determine initial infection vectors, establish a timeline of activity and any data loss associated with incidents
  • Perform documentation review and improvement
  • Communicate and escalate issues and alerts as required by process or management
  • Additional responsibilities including the support of Security Operations Center activities


Required Education and Experience:

AA Degree in related discipline and one year related experience; Or, High School and two (2) years of related experience with relevant certification. Must obtain the CompTIA Security+ certification within the first 4 months of employment


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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