General Dynamics Information Technology Information Security Associate Analyst in Germantown, Maryland

Job Description

Summary:The Cyber Incident Management Analyst processes cybersecurity-related incidents according to documented procedures. The Analyst will escalate to management as necessary within the Cyber Incident Management Center, and process incidents such as system compromise; website defacement; malicious code infection; and lost or stolen hardware. The Cyber Incident Management Center operates 24/7/365 and occasional shift work is required.

  • Support; escalate; and document cyber event reports.

  • Provide cyber event handling functions for cybersecurity events including; but not limited to: intrusion detection; malware infections; denial-of-service attacks; privileged account misuse; classified spillage; and other network breaches.

  • Take appropriate action on data obtained through customer reporting; open source research; and enterprise security tools.

  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking including knowledge of protocols and services.

  • Capable of interpreting packet captures and/or netflow data.

  • Administrator level knowledge of OS basics.

  • Understanding of Intrusion Detection and Prevention from both the network and host levels.

  • Understanding of intrusion detection/protection systems (Snort; Bro; Fire Eye; argus; SiLK; etc) and tools (tcpdump; Wireshark; nmap; etc).

  • Understanding of network; desktop and server technologies; and other security related technologies such as Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Protection Systems.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and translate highly technical information in a professional manner at all levels; including to high-ranking executives.

  • Ability to follow Standard Operation Procedures accurately and efficiently.

  • Aptitude for learning; be self-directed; and be capable of working in a fast paced operations environment.

  • Perform shift work in 24/7/365 environment.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.


  • Information Security experience.

  • Network/data center operations experience.

  • Systems Administration experience.

  • Currently holding active Security+; GCIA; GCIH; or CEH certifications.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of networking technology and protocols.

  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting network devices.

  • Hands-on experience with Windows and/or Linux operating systems as an administrative user.

  • 1 - 3 years of experience in a large IT enterprise or Government environment.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level clearance.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.ith approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Requisition ID2018-44268

of Openings2

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelNone

Full/Part TimeFull Time