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SC Department of Public Safety IT Security Specialist/Analyst I in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities General Responsibility: Perform real-time event analysis as a member of SLED's Security Operations Center (SOC). Analyze technical data to extract attacker TTPs, identify unique attributes of malware, and pivot to related threat data. Maintain and record communication with participants throughout investigation of generated offenses. Collect, fuse, and analyze high volumes of open source and proprietary threat reporting to provide predictive and actionable cyber threat intelligence. Recommend risk mitigation controls. Specific Duties: Emulate adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to validate security controls effectiveness; develop rules of engagement, brief partners on findings and mitigation techniques. Research and report on developments in the threat landscape, build network and endpoint detections, and coordinate with internal teams to best defend our stakeholders. Develop and refine mechanisms to integrate threat intelligence into other cybersecurity tools and processes. Triage and respond to information security incidents reported via SIEM, ticketing system, email, etc. Leverage vulnerability scanning tools and reports to make recommendations for improving internal and external security posture. Manage or contribute to projects that directly correspond to the maturity and/or capabilities of the Security Operations team. Position may require some overnight travel. Minimum and Additional Requirements A bachelor's degree in information technology systems, computer science, or related field and experience in information technology systems or related area; or an Associate's degree in information technology systems, computer science, or related field and two years of experience in information technology systems or related area; or a high school diploma and four years of experience in information technology systems or related area. At least 2 years of information security experience. Knowledge of FW, IDS/IPS systems and SIEM technology. Linux CentOS and Windows operating systems. Understanding of and experience using MITRE ATT&CK or Diamond Threat Framework. Preferred Qualifications Security+, PenTest+, CySA+, GPEN or other industry security certification desireable. Additional Comments All applicants must complete the on-line State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application nor will it be used to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. Supplemental questions are considered part of the official application. Any misrepresentation of yourself will disqualify you from the position. A copy of the Division’s EEOP Utilization Report is available at This is a temporary grant, full time position with insurance and leave benefits. Salary: $40,759.00 - $75,413.00 Annually Location: Richland County, SC Job Type: Temporary Grant - Full-Time Job Number: 21-054G Closing: 5/17/2021 11:59 PM Eastern Residency Requirement: No Class Code: AM80 Position Number: 61093523 Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00) Pay Band: Band 6 Hiring Range - Min.: $50,000.00 Hiring Range - Max.: $60,000.00 Opening Date: 05/04/2021 EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Agency Specific Application Procedures: SLED operates a vacancy driven system. Applicants are required to submit a separate application for each position in which he/she desires consideration. Conditional selection based on candidate education, training, experience, oral interviews and clearance of background investigation. Veteran Preference Statement: South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions. Agency: State of South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Address: 4400 Broad River Road Columbia, South Carolina, 29210 Phone: 803-896-7199