Cyber Threat Analyst

Washington, DC

Posted: 01/04/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 228194

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Remains abreast of current cyber intelligence issues that impact the HPH sector by conducting Open-Source-Intelligence (OSINT) and classified research to evaluate technical and all-source intelligence to develop in-depth analysis and assessment on threats to HHS, HPH as a whole, or critical infrastructure;
  • Enhances collected intelligence information by providing context; draws insights about the possible implications to HHS or the HPH sector;
  • Prepares written assessments and cyber threat profiles of current events based on collection and research using classified and open source information sources and understanding of the attackers' motivation, language, organization, and social behaviors, thereby helping organizations become more proactive in their security posture and defense;
  • Conducts executive, managerial and user-level cyber threat and risk briefings as a result of real-time/near real-time cyber threat reporting; and as a result of research and analysis on threats related to cybersecurity. Provides well-crafted language to add appropriate context/ understanding; and selects appropriate techniques for the intended audience;
  • Collaborates with other team members and trusted partners to share relevant, timely, and actionable cyber threat intelligence products to assist organizations in defending against malicious activity;
  • Evaluates and shares Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) via reports, formal briefs, and threat indicator sharing platforms;
  • Monitors a shared mailbox for intelligence and Requests for Information (RFIs);
  • Develops and documents Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



• BS/BA degree from accredited university


• Four or more years of work experience

• Experience with advanced cyber security tools, network topologies, intrusion detection, PKI, and secured networks

• Excellent verbal communication skills

• Excellent written skills for preparing reports and briefings

• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

• Must possess Top Secret / SCI Clearance
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