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Cybersecurity Analyst

Company: Guidehouse
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Family:

Cyber Consulting

Travel Required:

Up to 25%

Clearance Required:

Active Public Trust

What You Will Do:

Guidehouse Cybersecurity consultants help our clients solve complex technology and business issues from strategy through execution. A successful cybersecurity consultant at Guidehouse displays the following traits: flexibility, curiosity, ability to learn quickly, ability to think critically, strong communication skills (written & verbal), and a deep and savvy grasp of a variety of technical skills and concepts, including cyber threat intelligence, vulnerability management, testing of security controls, risk prioritization, and mitigation strategies. A Guidehouse cybersecurity consulting career will provide the opportunity to gain experience on different projects, tools, and technologies, as well as to engage with a wide range of clients. Successful candidates will additionally be able to contribute as thought leaders on white papers and articles, develop new business and innovative areas of work, and contribute to shaping the client's risk decision-making and security, and their subject matter expertise, personal brand, and our firm.


As a Cybersecurity Consultant, the candidate will be responsible for analyzing primarily cyber and other technical data and producing recommendations. The purpose is to understand and mitigate cybersecurity vulnerabilities faced by public and private critical entities in support of a major agency responsible for enhancing the resiliency of the Nation's cybersecurity. Responsibilities include:

* Analyzing technical data obtained from external scans and internal network assessments to understand potential risks and identify mechanisms for remediation.
* Utilizing a strong analytic mindset to proactively develop creative solutions addressing challenging problems with imperfect data.
* Identifying gaps in available data and proposing new data sources and other information for consideration.
* Helping clients identify improvements to enhance the effectiveness of current processes.
* Proactively engaging with clients to understand goals and objectives, identify challenges, recommend solutions, and manage expectations.
* Translating analytic findings into actionable outcomes for our clients and communicating complex concepts with clarity for a wide range of client requirements and complex problem sets.
* Actively participating in designing and building new methodologies, tools, technologies, and solutions for ambiguous and hard-to-define problem sets that require multidisciplinary thinking, technical development, creative solutioning, and a sharp analytic mindset.
* Participating in the coordination and composition of business development requirements, including crafting responses to requests for information and proposals, identifying and organizing past performance qualifications, and participating in general opportunity shaping activities and pursuits.

What You Will Need:

* Bachelor's degree (from an accredited 4-year college/university) and/or 4+ years of experience conducting intelligence analysis and writing analytical products with an emphasis on cybersecurity.
* An active DHS Public Trust and ability to obtain a national security clearance.
* Understanding of and exposure to technical concepts, including but not limited to networking, secure configuration of endpoint devices, the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix, and network protocols.
* Knowledge of and experience with vulnerability management as it relates to implementation and testing of security controls, risk prioritization, and mitigation.
* Demonstrated ability/experience in identifying vulnerabilities within hardware, software, and ICS/SCADA/IOT systems.
* Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively engage clients and produce high-quality deliverables including reports, presentations, files, messaging, graphics, visualizations, and other documents and information.
* Experience conducting raw and finished data analysis to produce analytic reports.
* Work in Washington DC area as needed, including client and intra-team meetings in-person as required.
* Guidehouse requires a writing sample, of no more than 500 words. An ideal sample will demonstrate your skills while conveying technical cybersecurity concepts in a manner readily understood by a non-technical audience. Submission of this sample is intended to demonstrate a reflection of you and must be solely of your own work. You may submit a sample of your choosing authored within the past year or if you do not have a relevant sample, then choose a current news article on a cybersecurity topic and provide a written commentary. You may assess the validity of the opinion or information presented in the article, provide further analysis on the topic, or leverage the article to demonstrate your analytic skills. Please be sure to include sourcing for the article.

What Would Be Nice To Have:

* Bachelor or master's degree in Cybersecurity or a related field of study.
* Top Secret/SCI security clearance preferred.
* Experience with platforms like Mandiant, Recorded Future, Anomali, and Analyst One.
* Desired Certifications (one or more desired):
* GIAC Certified Intrusion Handler (GCIH)
* GIAC Penetration Tester (GCIA)
* SANS 578 Threat Intel Certification
* CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst
* McAfee Certified Cyber Intelligence Professional

* Proficiency/technical skills related to data analysis using programming languages (e.g., R, Python), data visualization (e.g., Shiny, Tableau, Power BI), and database exploitation (e.g., SQL, Excel).

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

* Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

* Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

* Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

* Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

* 401(k) Retirement Plan

* Basic Life & Supplemental Life

* Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

* Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

* Student Loan PayDown

* Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

* Skills Development & Certifications

* Employee Referral Program

* Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

* Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

* Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Keywords: Guidehouse, Washington DC , Cybersecurity Analyst, Professions , Falls Church, DC

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