IT Security Analyst
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is seeking a full time IT Security Analyst to join the PPPL cyber security team, with the challenging mission to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PPPL IT systems, networks, and data. Primary responsibilities include analysis of events from Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Information and Event Management System (SIEM), response to internal and external cyber alerts, technical investigation and real-time response to cyber incidents, and computer forensics and malware analysis using common tools and techniques. Additional duties may include security control and vulnerability assessments, vulnerability remediation, support for internal and external audits, and technical support for internal compliance with IT security standards and requirements. In-depth knowledge of common industry cyber security systems (e.g. network firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM, Malware Prevention, forensics tools) and one or more operating systems such as Windows, MacOSX, Linux is a plus.
The position requires a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer programming or computer engineering, three to five years experience in cyber security operations or an equivalent IT technical environment, and strong problem-solving and analytical skills. A fundamental understanding of complex IT systems and concepts such as operating system internals, network protocols, and packet-level network traffic analysis is essential. The ability to work in teams and to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences is equally as important as technical skills.