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Perspecta Cybersecurity Analyst Jr. in Columbia, South Carolina

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The Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions.


  • This Cybersecurity Analyst is responsible for using and applying technical standards, principles and theories to perform activities to analyze network intrusion detection systems and conduct vulnerability assessments.

  • Detects and prevents intrusive activities and assists in developing countermeasures to isolate, contain and prevent intrusive activities.

  • Responsible for installing, configuring, maintaining, and managing security devices to include but is not limited to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and associated Virtual Private Network (VPN) equipment and configurations.

  • Assists in documenting sensor processes and checklists.

  • Analyzes network firewall and computer network server (DNS, proxy, e-mail, domain controller, file server, Active Directory) logs.

  • Responsible for developing methods to identify, contain, log, and analyze intrusive activities and security vulnerabilities on networks.

  • Conducts network security monitoring and intrusion detection analysis using selected security tools to include including but not limited to, IDS/IPS, firewalls, proxy, router, Endpoint Security Manager (ESM), Logger, Fidelis, Host Base Security System (HBSS) and ArcSight logs.

  • Provides technical advice and assistance to resolve network issues and perform actions necessary to ensure IDS/IPS sensors are collecting and reporting network activity.

  • Diagnoses and resolves end user problems and ensuring the end users adhere to the proper security policies and procedures. Writes and develops custom scripts as needed to perform tasks related to cybersecurity toolsets.

  • Provides general IT management support, general networking, Local Area Network (LAN)/Wide Area Network (WAN) enterprise, CONUS and OCONUS deployment andTDY travel, functional training, technical and general O&M, documentation and reports, and meetings/briefings to support Air Force Central Command (AFCENT) Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) operations.


  • Associates in related field and 3 or more years’ relevant IT experience; OR 5 or more years’ of relevant IT experience.

  • Firewall experience

  • CEH

  • MCSA, Network+ CE, Firewall, and ITIL Foundation

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO at Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).