By Light HQ

Vulnerability Support Analyst (TS/SCI)

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/3/2022 12:58 PM)
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By Light is hiring a Vulnerability Support Analyst to support the analysis of software/hardware vulnerabilities and the impact those vulnerabilities will have to DoD systems. Utilize this expertise to identify priority level for vulnerability fix actions and contribute to the mitigation strategies that can be implemented prior to the release of a vendor fix action. Understand the lifecycle of the network threats, attack vectors and methods of exploitation.  Have specialized knowledge in computer network theory and understand IT standards, including the OSI model, and the methods of exploiting those standards.


  • Establish communications with vendors for the release of newly identified vulnerabilities and to ensure they understand the specialized requirements of DoD information systems.
  • Leverage a specialized understanding of vendor products and fix actions to develop mitigations orders for the identified vulnerabilities.
  • Compile daily, weekly and annual vulnerability metrics associated with affected and non-affected DoD products.
  • Utilize tracking tools to upload information for DoD component consumption and vulnerability compliance tracking.
  • Create situational awareness products to provide DoD components with detailed information related to vulnerabilities and appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Identify, analyze, and develop mitigation or remediation actions for system and network vulnerabilities.
  • Prioritize identified vulnerabilities based upon severity, potential operational impact, and other factors for DoD.
  • Conduct open source research to identify and analyze known and unknown vulnerabilities.
  • Analyze issues affecting DoD components with vendor provided fixes and contact the appropriate vendor for a defined and attainable solution.
  • Conduct coordination with DISA/FSO, DoD CC/S/A/FA, Intelligence Agencies, LE, US Government organizations.
  • Provide notification of potential threats by tracking vulnerabilities and exploits, propagation of worms and viruses as they migrate throughout DoD and globally.
  • Develop, document, and convey IAVM operational requirements to enhance capabilities to identify, track, and remediate system and network vulnerabilities as well as for a real-time patch management capability.
  • Monitor the progress of internal and external organizations to ensure IAVM operational requirements are fulfilled for Government review.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Previous tools experience working with ArcSight, Splunk, PCAP, JIMS or equivalent toolsets.
  • Technical understanding in some of the following areas: network communication using TCP/IP protocols, basic system administration, basic understanding of malware (malware communication installation, or malware types), or intermediate knowledge of computer network defense operations (proxy, firewall, IDS/IPS, router/switch).
  • Experience in an Operations Center providing Senior Leaders specified reports based on information received from supporting units.
  • Working knowledge of threat and vulnerability analysis, routing protocols, routing, intrusion detection systems, intrusion protection systems, Domain Name Service, or network traffic analysis.
  • Critical/logical thinking skills
  • Advanced communications and presentations skills (verbal and written) enabling precise conveyance of information across all CC/S/A/FA with command and proper enunciation of the English language

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • DoD 8570 Requirements IAT Level III
  • ITIL v3 Foundation certified
  • Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance and eligible for C/I Polygraph
  • By Light does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters; vaccination requirements and testing are subject to the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements; testing is at the cost of the employee.



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