Defensive Cyberspace Operations Analyst

The Opportunity:

Are you ready to take an active role in cyber defense in the Department of Defense and Combatant Command space? Are you looking for an opportunity to protect mission critical information from the constant onslaught of cyber-attacks? If you want to sharpen your skills by analyzing threats real-time, you want to be a Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) analyst.

As a DCO analyst on our team, you’ll be responsible for monitoring and analyzing cyber threats, using state-of-the-art tools, including ArcSight Security Information Event Manager, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution, McAfee Host Based Security System, and Big Data Platform Tools. You’ll use your cyber security skills to:

  • Support DCO watch stander efforts

  • Monitor and direct the implementation of proactive and reactive security measures to ensure operational availability of Combatant Command enterprise networks

  • Employ cyber security processes, methods, techniques, and tools and assure their consistent application

  • Identify, contain, and respond to cyber incidents

  • Perform incident handling procedures

  • Conduct DCO situational awareness operations

  • Respond to Cyber Protection Condition (CPCON) changes

  • Assist in the preparation of DCO mission briefs

You’ll work with the team as it conducts 24X7 support in the areas of Computer Network Defense (CND), Information Assurance (IA), Information Technology (IT) services, information exchange, information sharing efforts, net-centric operations, and command and control and communications processes and solutions in support of IT C4 systems operations and assessments for information synchronization and network operations (NetOps). You’ll serve as a Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) watch stander, overseeing the implementation of proactive and reactive security measures to ensure the operational availability of enterprise networks and uninterrupted flow of mission-critical information. You’ll combine threat intelligence, event data, and assessments from recent events, and identify patterns to understand attackers’ goals to stop them from succeeding. This is a great opportunity to build your cyber security skills with hands on experience in threat assessment and incident response.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:

  • Experience developing and delivering cyberspace operations support at the Combatant Command or Major Command level

  • Experience working within ITIL processes and procedures

  • Experience supporting DoD missions

  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity and Cyberspace Operations, including Joint Publications, doctrine, and policy implementation

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to formulate recommendations for corrective action to address identified risks and support operations

  • Ability to work shift work, including Panama schedule with every other weekend off, holidays, and weekends as required

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • HS diploma or GED and 3+ years of experience in defensive cyber operations or Associate's degree

  • Ability to obtain DoD 8570-01-M compliance IAT-II certification, including GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP, within 6 months of start date

Nice If You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience working in a DCO Center

  • Knowledge of how various network security tools, including Splunk, Symantec Security Information Manager (SSIM), and McAfee Host Based Security System, are configured

  • Knowledge of modern computer systems, client and server, LAN/WAN and network concepts, modern network management, and security monitoring concepts

  • Ability to implement security patching and the DoD security incident response process

  • Ability to manage and monitor various network security components, devices, and services

  • Ability to advise on network security issues and enforce network security and vulnerability mitigation policies and procedures

  • Ability to draft clear and concise reports and brief daily network security summaries and related issues and concerns to senior leaders and a larger audience

  • Possession of strong oral and written communications skills

  • Possession of strong project management and organization skills


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

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A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

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At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $65,300.00 to $149,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

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