Defensive Cyber Operations Analyst

The Challenge:

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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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, including coordination

  • Respond to changes

  • Assist in the preparation of DCO mission briefs

You’ll work with the team as it conducts 24X7 support for a Combatant Command Headquarters, service components, Joint Task Forces, and their mission partners 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 oversee 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 cybersecurity skills with hands on experience in threat assessment and incident response.

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 Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

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

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

  • Ability to work a Panama Schedule with every other weekend off, holidays, and weekends as required

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • HS diploma or GED and 3+ years of experience with cyber or Associate’s degree

  • Ability to obtain DoD 8570-01-M Compliance IAT-II Certification, including GSEC, Security+ CE, or SSCP Certification, within 6 months of hire

Nice If You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience working in a Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) Center, including TNCC, NOSC, or NCC

  • Knowledge of management and monitoring of various network security components, devices, and services

  • 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

  • Knowledge of implementing security patching and the DoD Security Incident Response process

  • 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, issues, and concerns to senior leaders and a larger audience

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Possession of excellent 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.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

The salary for this position will be determined based on various factors. The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is 75,000 to 85,000.

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

  • Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

  • Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

  • Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

  • Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

  • Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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