Position Description

Cyber Security Analyst- Operational Evaluation Division
Department Operational Evaluation Division
Location Alexandria, VA
Closing Date 7/30/19
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The Operational Evaluation Division (OED) has an immediate career opening for a Cyber Security Analyst to perform penetration testing and red-teaming activity to identify security vulnerabilities and exposures of selected systems, record information to describe these activities and findings, maintain the security tools necessary for such testing, and provide hands-on training to other members of a test team.  IDA takes great pride in the rigor, quality, and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages independent thinking and objective results.  Work at IDA is conducted in a team environment and often involves a multi-disciplinary approach. #ITatIDA


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct penetration testing and red-teaming activities of selected system to identify and document vulnerabilities, exposures, and mission effects.
  • Reports risk posture of information systems
  • Evaluates new information security technologies
  • Validates system hardening and provides guidance for security configuration
  • Evaluates network and system security configuration for risk based access control
  • Records results of penetration and red-team activity and findings for analysis and reporting
  • Provides hands-on training to other team members
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline coupled with 8+ years’ experience in cybersecurity penetration or red-team activity; OR a minimum of a high school diploma coupled with 10 + years’ experience in cybersecurity penetration or red-teaming activity.
  • A minimum of 4+ years’ recent experience (within last 6 years) in penetration testing or red-teaming activities.
  • An information security DoD Instruction 8570 certification preferred


U.S. Citizenship is required
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required
Equal Opportunity Employer

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