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Perspecta Cybersecurity Network Defense and Security Analyst 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.


  • The Cybersecurity Network Defense and Security Analyst is responsible for developing solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope following detailed instructions to analyze network intrusion detection systems and conduct vulnerability assessments.

  • Supports the development of technical reports, meeting minutes, program plans, concepts of operations, contingency plans, and related documentation as identified for task deliverables.

  • Assists in the preparation and disseminatation of operational reports including, but is not limited to, AF Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT) daily operations report, operation report (OPREP), and situational report (SITREP), incident response, law enforcement reports, and recovery operations reports, Information Protection Bulletins (IP Bulletins), AFCERT Time Compliance Network Orders (TCNOs), malicious logic/virus notifications, Information Operations Condition (INFOCONs), and other messages. Supports real-time monitoring of assigned Intrusion Dection System (IDS) / Intrusion

  • Dection System (IDS) deployed and monitors network traffic to provide event correlations of operational traffic from multiple locations to determine network security posture.

  • Utilizes tools to evaluate traffic for incident response analysis and to execute Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) notices.

  • Performs network event correlation and traffic analysis, incident response and analysis, vulnerability analysis, IPS/IDS Sensor Maintenance, IPS/IDS Database and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technical support, standardization and evaluation, and operational process tracking and processing.

  • Supports network defense systems and exercise planning.

  • Prepares technical report of the results of Network Defense operations, including IDS/IPS analysis, requirement reports, tool deficiency reports,and lessons-learned reports. 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.


  • B.S. in related field, and 5 or more years’ relevant IT experience; OR 7 or more years’ relevant IT experience.

  • CISSP and CEH

  • MCP (Server), Network+ CE, and ITIL Foundation

  • TS with SCI Eligibility

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).