Cybersecurity Analyst Tier 1 Part-Time

Rockville, MD
Federal Civilian – Cybersecurity Operations /
Part Time /
A-TEK Inc. is seeking a Tier 1 Incident Response Analyst to support threat monitoring, detection, event analysis, and incident reporting. The Security Operations Center is a 24/7 environment. You will be responsible for monitoring enterprise networks and systems, detecting events, and reporting on all threats that are directed against those systems regardless of their classification level or type.
Typically, the client’s sensor grid acquires millions of events per day and events are analyzed and categorized in accordance with the Cyber Security Incident Response Plan. The Incident Response Analyst will provide the client with a fully comprehensive array of analytical activities in support of external threat monitoring, detection, event analysis, and incident reporting efforts including presentation reviews, internal and external threat reporting, analysis of inbound and outbound public internet traffic, suspicious e-mail messages, administering access request to specific public sites, communicating and coordinating the characterization of events and the response.
This position is an entry level part-time role and an excellent opportunity to supplement your existing income while gaining valuable SOC experience. The role is on-site in our state-of-the-art security operations center located in Rockville, MD.


    • Provide support for complex computer network exploitation and defense techniques to include deterring, identifying, and investigating computer and network intrusions, providing incident response and remediation support.
    • Perform comprehensive computer surveillance/monitoring, identifying vulnerabilities; develop secure network designs and protection strategies, and conduct audits of information security infrastructure.
    • Provide technical support for forensics services to include evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, and data recovery, in support of computer crime investigation.
    • Research and maintain proficiency in open and closed-source computer exploitation tools, attack techniques, procedures, and trends.
    • Perform research into emerging threat sources and develop threat profiles.
    • Provide technical support for a comprehensive risk management program identifying mission-critical processes and systems, current and projected threats, and system vulnerabilities.


    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or cybersecurity preferred. Additional work experience and certifications will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
    • Ability to work on a weekend, or night shift rotational schedule. Ability to work on a contingent (as needed) basis a plus.
    • Experience in some of the following tools and technologies including Bro IDS, CrowdStrike EDR, Fidelis XPS, FireEye, RSA Netwitness, Sourcefire (Snort), or Splunk SIEM.
    • Experience and education preferred in eCPPT, OSCP, GCFW, GCIH, other relevant IT security certifications, or advanced vendor certifications such as Splunk Certified Architect or SourceFire Certified Administrator; Security+, GSEC, or other relevant IT security product certifications such as Tenable Certified Nessus Auditor, or SnortCP; CISSP, CISM, or ISO 27001.
    • Prior experience working in a SOC and doing incident response is preferred.
    • The ability to obtain and retain a public trust clearance is required.
About A-TEK, Inc.
Headquartered in McLean, VA, A-TEK is comprised of a team of experts in managing the data that drives federal missions. With employees in 13 states, and a 26-year partner to U.S. government agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DoJ), and the Department of Commerce (DoC). We deliver IT services and solutions coupled with a scientific capability across a myriad of government mission areas including public health, law enforcement, national security, environmental, and science. 
A-TEK, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected Veteran status.