CyberSecurity Analyst, National Incident Response Team - Federal Reserve Bank (East Rutherford, NJ)
At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the work we do is consequential and challenging. Our environment encourages growth and diversity. Our employees flourish in a team-oriented atmosphere and are dedicated to the important mission of the New York Fed. The National Incident Response Team (NIRT), a national service provider for the Federal Reserve System, delivers effective and efficient national intrusion detection, incident response, security intelligence, threat assessment, and vulnerability assessment services for the Federal Reserve System. The mission of the National Incident Response Team is to play a leading role in the Federal Reserve System's efforts to protect its information systems against unauthorized use. Your role as a Cybersecurity Analyst:
The mission of NIRT's Incident Detection and Analysis team is to be an agile team that effectively detects, analyses and investigates information security incidents for its customers. The team is focused on ensuring the security and integrity of critical enterprise systems and environments through the use of various analytical data mining techniques and automated tactics. As a member of the team, this role will analyze a large volume of security event data from a variety of sources with the goal of identifying suspicious and malicious activity; perform post mortem analysis of traffic flows, conduct network forensics; perform follow up analysis throughout the incident life cycle; and complete projects and tasks associated with security monitoring, detection, and incident response. The role will interact directly with NIRT's technical and business customers located across the United States.
Ability to work weekends and holidays on a rotational basis with the rest of the team to ensure 24x7 coverage of Threat Analysis Center (TAC) – Normal hours would be 7am to 3pm ET. Qualifications: What we are looking for:
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service. Why the Fed:
- Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and experience in security aspects of multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications and network protocols or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) or demonstrated skills and ability to obtain certification
- Strong security platform and technology capabilities; SIEM utilization skills with the ability to review and analyze security events from various monitoring and logging sources to identify and/or confirm suspicious activity.
- Drives data analytics usage across the System to define quantifiable categories and data points.
- Strong knowledge of, and experience with, cloud computing technology.
- Strong knowledge of, and experience with, TCP/IP protocol and network/packet analysis.
- Working knowledge of current security threats, techniques, and landscape, as well as a dedicated and self-driven desire to research current information security landscape.
- Strong conceptual and practical understanding of IT Infrastructure designs, technologies, products, and services. This should include knowledge of networking protocols, firewall functionality, host and network intrusion detection systems, operating systems, databases, encryption and other technologies.
- Perform acquisition and basic to moderate static/behavioral analysis of malware specimens to determine the effects on internal systems at both the host and network level.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Visio and Project.
- Ability to obtain and maintain National Security Clearance, including US Citizenship.
- 4 years of combined IT and security work experience.
- Proven ability to collaborate, build relationships and influence individuals at all levels in a matrix-management environment
Working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You'll work in an environment with a diverse group of talented professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems. It's a challenge that demands the skills of a financial services professional and the intellectual curiosity of an academic—all combined with a passion for public service.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a work environment that respects and fully values the strengths and differences of its people. Working at the New York Fed provides talented professionals the chance to grow their skills at an institution that has served a critical role in the financial system of the United States and the world for over a century. An important component of the Bank’s diversity effort is our partnership with several professional non-profit organizations, including INROADS, JumpStart Advisory Group, NBDC Emerging Leaders, Seizing Every Opportunity, National Black MBA, Out for Undergrad, Prospanica and Reaching Out MBA.