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Intelligence Analyst - Cyber Threat
Center for Drug Policy and Prevention
Vacancy number 301366
Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 06/07/23 Closes: 10/03/23
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
**Due to the nature of this work, you must possess the ability to pass a Law Enforcement Background Check including a drug screening test and obtain a government issued Secret Level Security Clearance.
****The position may be required to work outside of normal duty hours during significant or special events and during crises or high-level investigations related to terrorism or criminal activities.
The Intelligence Analyst - Cyber Threat directly supports public safety, government, and private sector customers by identifying, creating and sharing relevant and actionable cyber intelligence and information, through assessments, bulletins, briefings and/or investigative support. The analyst performs a wide range of analytical functions including research, analysis and reporting on criminal and terrorism related vulnerabilities, risks, and threats posed by cyber actors to the State of Maryland. The analyst provides predictive analysis based on relevant local, regional, national or international intelligence information, trends or activities. This position works in developing, supporting and conducting statewide liaison and outreach activities as they relate specifically to Cyber security and protection related threats and vulnerabilities. The analyst will provide briefings and reports to government and private sector customers related to Cyber security, protection and vulnerabilities. The analyst assists the Critical Infrastructure Protection Branch in cataloging, assessing, prioritizing and reporting on the Information Technology and Communications related Critical Infrastructures and Key Resources and specifically identifies vulnerabilities, threats, consequences, and overall risk originating from natural or manmade threats, both intentional and unintentional.
We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy. Please save your required cover letter and resume as one document (please make the file name short and without spaces or special characters) and attach it in the resume location. To apply, visit http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html. Additional instructions below.
Cyber security and protection related threat, vulnerability analysis and reporting
• Perform analysis of raw, primary, and secondary data derived from various sources to advance cyber and electronic crime investigations, and threat mitigation efforts.
• Research, compile, analyze, and report cyber-crime, cyber terrorism, cyber-related intelligence trends and patterns
• Produce assessments, bulletins, maps, charts and specialized reports to assist law enforcement, homeland security, government and private sector customers in supporting the security and protection of infrastructures and customers
• Evaluate information and intelligence products from local, regional, national and international reporting for dissemination to private sector and public safety partners
• Identify and research intelligence needs/trends/patterns related to the Information Technology related customers
Develop and maintain relationships and liaison with local, state, federal and private sector partners and customers as related to assisting in securing and protecting constituents, customers, facilities and structures
• Partner with other state, local and federal government agency outreach, liaison and training programs related to cyber security
• Develop briefing and outreach materials supporting the mutual sharing of information and intelligence related to cyber security and threats to include Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR).
• Develop relationships supporting the identification and partnerships with Subject Matter Experts in the various cyber communities
• Provide recommendations and assist in coordinating resources in the event that a Maryland private sector’s or government agency’s networks are disabled by a cyber-attack (including web defacements, posting of personal identifiable information, DDoS attacks, ransomware infections, social media account takeover, server breaches, etc.)
• Coordinate and meetings with Cyber stakeholders in the government and private sector to develop procedures and policies for Cyber threat and Vulnerabilities awareness and information sharing
• Contribute to national intelligence collaboration and production related to cyber vulnerabilities, threats, and attacks
• Participate in exercises, conferences, and training supporting the development and sustainment policies and sustainment resources
• Develop strategy for expanding the tools, tradecraft and personnel necessary for Maryland’s Cyber Program
• Assist in the evaluation of new threats, applications, or tradecraft supporting security protection of state, local government and private sector customers
Continuing Education, Training and Conferences
• Attend contemporary and continuing education/training opportunities supporting maintenance and advancement of analytical tradecraft and analytical systems and procedures to remain current with all necessary intelligence analysis systems and procedures
• Participate in and/or lead conference sessions related to cyber related protection and security.
• Assist MCAC personnel, and MCAC Fusion Liaison Officer Program cyber training.
Required - Bachelor's degree in information technology, cyber security or other related field
Preferred - Master’s degree or higher in intelligence, cyber security or information technology or closely related field
Required - Four years cyber security, analysis, or investigative experience
Preferred - Five or more years’ experience in investigations or intelligence analysis with specialized experience in cyber security threat intelligence
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of classified and open source research and data analysis methods and techniques
• Ability to collect, assemble, analyze, and evaluate evidence, statistics, and other pertinent information to draw logical conclusions in order to effectively solve crimes. Experience working with Kali Linux, Python, ARC GIS Mapping, Pen Link or i2 analytical software
• Familiar with local, state and federal cyber security resources
• Knowledge and/or capability using cyber forensic tools/ applications
• Familiar with ethical hacking techniques and procedures
• Familiarity with statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel or SSPS software
• Experience working with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a wide range and number of audiences
• Experience working with federal, state and local law enforcement databases
• Ability to work extended hours as necessary.
• Knowledge of the Intelligence Cycle
• Knowledge in the collection, analyzing, and dissemination of intelligence information
• Ability to research a voluminous amount of databases to identify trends or patterns
• Ability to prepare graphs, charts, tables, maps, and other illustrative devices from collected data or visual presentations
• Ability to understand and follow directives, instructions, and standard operating procedures
The University of Baltimore ("UBalt" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UBalt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.
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