Junior Cyber Security Analyst - Madison, MS

Vertex-Crestview Aerospace

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Madison, MS

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

The Vertex Company is looking for self-motivated and high-energy candidates with a strong background in cybersecurity initiatives. This is a hands-on role that requires a medium to a high level of technical and analytical expertise. Responsible for a broad range of tasks, including the day-to-day administration of information security tools, the creation of security documentation, governance risk compliance (GRC) management, and first-level and second-level support for security information and event management (SIEM).

As a member of the Cyber Security Operations Team

  • Perform initial analysis, identification, remediation, and documentation of network intrusions and computer system compromises.
  • Handle incident escalations as necessary from other analysts.
  • Perform basic malware analysis and forensic analysis of network activity, disks, and memory.
  • Analyze threat and vulnerability alerts, determine current impacts, and coordinate remediation actions as necessary.
  • Proactively research and monitor security-related information sources to aid in the identification of threats to Vertex networks, systems, and intellectual property.
  • Assist in the development of effective Enterprise Security Policies and Procedures.
  • Ability to develop and track key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics for operational success.


  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Network Security, Information Security, Information Technology, Cybersecurity (or equivalent) and +4 years of related experience with Network or Information Security support.
  • Solid systems security exposure and proficiency in at least two Operating Systems (Windows, Linux preferred)
  • Strong troubleshooting skills for complex network and security problems.
  • Strong analytical skills in threat, vulnerability, and intrusion detection analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly disciplined and motivated, able to work independently, under direction, or as a member of a team.
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours and be on call as needed periodically.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship required


  • Experience hunting proactively for threats within an enterprise
  • Experience investigating computer network intrusions in an enterprise
  • Experience with SIEM and/or log aggregation technologies
  • Security tool integration and process automation via scripting and/or automation engines
  • Needs to have a keen understanding of threat vectors as well as exfiltration techniques
  • The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and passionate about all things cyber
  • Position can be hired at a level 2.

Desired Experience

  • Experience investigating intrusions in cloud/hybrid environments
  • L2 or L3 SOC investigative experience
  • Experience with incident response
  • Certifications Required: (1 or more of the following: CISSP, CCSP, OSCP, CISA, CRISC, GIAC, CEH, Security+, GSEC, CCNA/CCNP) or similar. Certifications can be obtained within the first 6 months of hire.