IT Security Analyst II
Cobham - Lansdale, PA

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Location: Lansdale, PA

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values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

About Cobham:

is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust


to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.


is seeking an

IT Security Analyst II

to enhancing our cyber security team and we are looking for people capable of making that happen. The IT Security Analyst II performs the identification, investigation and resolution of security breaches detected by those security systems. Secondary tasks may include involvement in the implementation of new security solutions, participation in the creation and or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability audits and assessments. The IT Security Analyst II is expected to be aware of the enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures and guidelines and to actively work towards upholding those goals.


Operational Management

Identifies security risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications and new technology initiatives

Provides technical support in the development, testing and operation of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise anti-virus and other automation as required

Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data residing on or transmitted to/from/through Cobham workstations, servers and other systems and in databases and other data repositories

Ensure the enforcement of Cobham security requirements including, but not limited to Special Security Agreements (SSA), Export Control and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Maintain up-to-date baselines for the secure configuration and operations of all in-place devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., security tools) or not (i.e., workstations, servers, network devices, etc.)

Maintain and/or audit operational configurations of all in-place security solutions as per the established baselines

Monitor all in-place security solutions for efficient and appropriate operations

Review logs and reports of all in-place devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., security tools) or not (i.e., workstations, servers, network devices, etc.). Interpret the implications of that activity and devise plans for appropriate resolution

Participate in investigations into problematic activity

Participate in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits

Provide on-call support for end users for all in-place security solutions


Strategy & Planning

Participate in the planning and design of enterprise security architecture, under the direction of senior IT Security team members and the IT Security Manager, where appropriate

Participate in the creation of enterprise security documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures) under the direction of the IT Security Manager or senior IT Security Analyst team members, where appropriate

Provide leadership and work guidance to Security Operations team personnel

3. Acquisition & Deployment

Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors

Recommend additional security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions to improve overall enterprise security

Perform the deployment, integration and initial configuration of security solutions and of any enhancements to existing security solutions in accordance with standard best operating procedures generically and the enterprise’s security documents specifically

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor Degree in Technical Science or equivalent

At least 2 years of experience in network, host, data, application, O/S systems environments as an IT Security Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, Information Assurance Analyst or IT Engineer

Plays a direct role in programming/scripting, maintenance, technical support, documentation and administration of IT Security applications

Proven ability to find and understand vulnerabilities at a technical level and capable of recommending and effectively communicating mitigation strategy

Builds and codes applications and/or modules using languages such as C++, Visual Basic, ABAP, JAVA, XTML, Python, etc.

Experience in enterprise security architecture design and enterprise security document creation

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

An understanding of IP networking, networking protocols, IPSec, PKI, VPN's, firewalls, proxy services, DNS, email, access lists, SIEM solutions

Experience with Internet, web, application and network security techniques

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Ability to conduct research into IT security issues and products as required

Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language

Highly self-motivated and directed

Keen attention to detail

Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment

Experience with US Federal regulations including: NIST, FISMA

US Citizen

Selected applicant may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Preferred Requirements:
One or more of the following certifications:
3 years of experience in network, host, data, application, O/S systems environments as an IT Security Analyst, Cyber Security Analyst, Information Assurance Analyst or IT Engineer

GIAC Security Essentials Certification

GIAC Certified Incident Handler

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst

GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware

GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester

CompTIA Security+

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker

Offensive Security Certified Professional

ISACA Certified Information Security Auditor

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security




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