1+ months

Senior Cyber Security Specialist

Richardson, TX 75080


Parsons Corporate Security is searching for a Cyber Security Specialist support our DETECT Team in our Security Operations and Engineering team. In this role, the Cyber Security Analyst will work collaboratively to detect and respond to information security events and incidents, maintain and follow procedures for security event alerting, and participate in security investigations. The Cyber Security Specialist will perform tasks including monitoring, research, classification and analysis of security events and incidents that occur on the network or endpoint. The Cyber Security Specialist should have familiarity with the principals of network and endpoint security, current threat and attack trends, and have a working knowledge of security principals such as defense in depth.


  • Investigate all security alerts received while making use of all tools and log files possible to determine if the alert is a false positive, a security event, an actual attack, and/or a security incident.
  • Escalate any security incident to the RESPOND team while maintaining appropriate records of security monitoring and detection activities.
  • Monitors and analyzes Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to identify security issues for remediation.
  • Creates, modifies, and updates Security Information Event Management (SIEM) rules.
  • Recognizes potential, successful and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises through reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.
  • Evaluates/deconstructs malware (e.g. obfuscated code) through open-source and vendor provided tools.
  • Communicates alerts to leadership regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.
  • Prepares briefings and reports of analysis methodology and results.
  • Creates and maintains standard operating procedures and other similar documentation.
  • Consolidates and conducts comprehensive analysis of threat data obtained from classified, proprietary and open source resources to provide indication and warnings of impending attacks against networks.
  • May attend meetings and conference calls as required. Take notes and report pertinent information to the rest of the SOC as appropriate
  • Will perform other duties as assigned by management. Other duties can even include duties normally assigned to different teams, such as Cyber Threat Briefs, Work Instructions, etc.
  • Serve as a Mentor to other team members and provide guidance and direction in job function and processes to less experienced team members.


  • 4-year degree in Computer Science (or related curriculum) and at least 10+ years of progressive experience in security or similar IT infrastructure experience.


  • CISSP Required
  • Other significant security certification may substitute


  • US citizenship required.
  • Exposure in cyber security is desirable.
  • Knowledge of IT security standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and traffic analysis
  • Working knowledge of IDS/IPS system and Antivirus Endpoint Solutions
  • Foundational knowledge of malware analysis/reverse engineering concepts
  • Understanding of attacker methodology and penetration testing concepts
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills with the ability to de-construct problems (hunting anomalous pattern detection)
  • Communications skills to effectively summarize and present findings
  • Ability to work a member of a team and be a mentor and leader to less experience team members.


Ready for action? Were looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and dont hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.


Posted: 2019-11-15 Expires: 2020-02-14

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Senior Cyber Security Specialist

Parsons Corporation
Richardson, TX 75080

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