Computer Network Analyst/System Vulnerability Analyst - Development Programs - Entry/Mid-Level (Fort Meade, MD)

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
NSA is in search of top-notch cyber professionals with technical expertise and driving desire at the forefront of their field. We have positions in penetration testing, defensive operations, identifying cyber threats and vulnerabilities and building defensive capabilities, designing, developing, deploying, sustaining and monitoring state-of-the-art network solutions (WAN, CAN, LAN, DCN and Satellite communications networks) that are deployed across NSA worldwide. Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of cyber professionals!",

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

The United States has experienced profound changes that impact the way the National Security Agency (NSA) conducts its mission. The explosion of Internet communications has created a need for the Computer Network Operations (CNO) mission. This very important mission includes computer network defense and computer network exploitation. In order to carry out these functions NSA is looking for analysts who are highly skilled, want to stay on the leading edge of technology and impassioned about ensuring the United States maintains a strategic edge in cyberspace.

Do you want to be at the forefront of strengthening our National Cyber-security posture; do you want to do work you can't do anywhere else? Do you want to help chart the course for NSA's innovative Cybersecurity and help prevent future cyber-attacks against the United States? If so, NSA is the place for you!

As a Computer Network Analyst on the offensive side you will:
- analyze all-source data to evaluate foreign target opportunities
- understand and evaluate foreign target network
- develop strategies against those foreign target networks

As a Computer Network Analyst on the defensive side you will:
- identify cyber threats and anomalies by conducting research and analysis on data collected from numerous sources
- identify vulnerabilities and their impact to customers
- build and integrate defense response capabilities against these threats

System Vulnerability Analysts identify vulnerabilities and attacks to the design and operation of a system (H/W, S/W, personnel, procedures, logistics. and physical security). They compare and contrast various system attack techniques and develop effective defensive mitigations. Additionally, System Vulnerability Analysts produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives of actual and potential attacks against the systems or missions being studied.

They perform a broad spectrum of duties that may include:
- critical infrastructure defense
- control system security
- wired and wireless network security
- vulnerability analysis and research
- scalable defensive mitigation development
- perimeter/boundary defense
- malware analysis
- web and cloud security
- mobile network security (LTE, Baseband)
- tailored security solution and methodology automation
- researching emerging network industry technologies and solutions

NSA's development programs help employees enhance their skills and improve their understanding of a specific discipline. The programs are generally three years long and feature rotational tours throughout the Agency. Designed for entry to mid-level employees, development program participants are afforded the opportunity to receive tailored training, often with a cohort, and multiple assignments across Agency Directorates to develop skills and experience to ground their career at the NSA.

Applicants will be considered for one of the following NSA's Development Programs:

CSODP - Cybersecurity Operations Development Program

IASDP - Intrusion Analyst Skill Development Program

For additional information on these development programs please visit: www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA/nsadevprograms.html.

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Computer Network Analyst/System Vulnerability Analyst - Development Programs - Entry/Mid-Level (Fort Meade, MD)

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755

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