Threat Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
Are you a cyber professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight; tackling NSA's complex mission to defend against cyber threats of today and tomorrow? NSA, the nation's leading cyber agency, has exciting and challenging positions in Cyber Security Engineering and Cyber and TEMPEST vulnerability analysis/mitigation. Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you!",

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.

Do you want to do work you can't do anywhere else and be at the forefront of strengthening our National Cyber-security posture? 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!

Threat Analysts perform research of adversarial threats posed to various systems, technologies, operations, or missions in all appropriate intelligence sources. Analyze collected data to derive facts, inferences, and projections concerning capabilities, intentions, attack approaches, and likelihood of various adversarial attacks under various situations. Research resource allocations, motivations, tendencies, personalities, and tolerance for detection, attribution and retribution that influence adversarial decisions. Contribute to profiling adversarial behavior with respect to identified system attacks in an operational mission context. Produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives of the behavior of adversaries against target systems, technologies, operations, and missions.

Threat Analysts perform a broad spectrum of duties; they may:

- Conduct target research
- Merge information gathered from open source and classified sources
- Monitor open and classified sources for useful information
- Use knowledge of customer requirements to analyze and process intelligence information
- Collect and provide intelligence from many different sources of information
- Make analytic determinations based on critical thinking and reasoning
- Evaluate and select the appropriate formal methods of analysis
- Document analytic tradecraft and methodology
- Explore and test multiple avenues of discovery
- Generate evidence-based inferences to support or refute analytic conclusions
- Utilize methods to integrate, summarize, visualize, and test information to support analytic processes
- Plan, develop, and structure analytic approaches
- Analyze threats posed to various systems, technologies, operations, or missions (including likely behaviors of adversaries) and countermeasures to address them
- Identify relationships, trends, and patterns in, or draw conclusions from, information
- Teach other junior analysts and researchers how to conduct effective target research
- Develop, create and improve threat research practices and assist in knowledge transfer, mentoring and training of new analysts in these techniques

If you routinely visit network security websites, attend conferences, or maintain your own network; we would like to talk to you! If you are a computer hobbyist, enjoy setting up new networks, love the Black Hat / DEFCON Briefings, and Capture the Flag events; then you need to talk to us.

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Threat Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755

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