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Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Signature Writer (Government)


Columbia, MD
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Company AT&T

Job Title Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Signature Writer (Government)

Jobid att4-4310155

Location: Columbia, MD, 21045, USA

Description Work as a member of a team responsible for developing custom Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) and Network Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS) signatures/content.

+ Integrate newly created/customized signatures into core DoD Host-Based Security System (HBSS) and Endpoint Security System (ESS) custom content.

+ Develop custom content policies and implement distribution mechanisms and guidance.

+ Provide customer-centric endpoint Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) content & policy creation, distribution mechanisms and implementation guidance.

+ Develop and prioritize requirements of countermeasures derived from red team findings, (e.g., HIPS policies, signatures and DoD Enterprise) with government cybersecurity entities and U.S. Cyber Command’s (USCC) Threat Management Framework (TMF) team.

+ Review policy guidance from DoD, USCC, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and government cybersecurity entities towards transforming existing severity, prioritization of existing default general IPS content into DoD default, customized IPS content in accordance with changing threat landscape to meet existing and future USCC and DISA requirements.

+ Develop custom IPS content into a high quality data stream for consumption by ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) with further distribution to both Windows and non-Windows supported IPS platforms.

+ Develop IPS signature content in collaboration with malware analysts and TMF teams for coverage of emerging threat.

+ Interpret security vulnerability protection requirements and translate them into IPS signatures.

+ Troubleshoot IPS signatures: establish mastery of vulnerability, threat mitigation and existing threat tactics.

+ Provide HIPS/NIPS development expertise, quality assurance and on-site support policy.

+ Minimum six (6) years of Security Systems experience with recent and relevant HBSS background.

+ Expert on HIPS/NIPS signature development and customization.

+ Minimum of three (3) years experience interpreting security vulnerability protection requirements and translating them into IPS signatures.

+ Three (3) years of experience troubleshooting IPS signatures.

+ Three (3) years of experience writing cyber security policies.

+ Ability to transform custom developed HIPS/NIPS content into a core HIPS/NIPS content package stream for consumption by ePO.

+ Ability to transform severity and prioritization of existing “McAfee Default” IPS content into “DoD Default” customized HIPS/NIPS content.

+ Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline.

+ Minimum DOD 8140/DOD 8570 IAT Level II Certification.

+ Background in Microsoft Systems Security and configuration along with use and operation of HBSS.

Desired Experience, Education, and Certifications:

ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification

Required Clearance: Active TS/SCI

AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be the premier integrated communications company.

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