Principal Cybersecurity Analyst in Westport, CT at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

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Principal Cybersecurity Analyst Summary:

Signature Consultants is seeking a Principal Cybersecurity Analyst for an opportunity in Westport, CT. The Principal Cybersecurity Analyst is the last line of defense, responsible for building, testing, and operating systems to monitor all activity on our network, as well as developing innovative solutions to track and defend against sophisticated adversaries. Successful applicants will have in-depth technical knowledge of adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures; have the ability to build analytics that can be applied to the discovery and tracking of advanced adversaries; the ability to analyze, correlate, and interpret complex events and anomalies to find indicators of attack; and the ability to innovate detection techniques leveraging engineering teams based on the advanced threats of today and the future. The Principal Analyst role is able to assume incident command during IR, communicate clearly, and collaborate with other experts with the proven ability to transfer knowledge and inspire a growth mindset.


  • Monitor for and investigate internal and external threats leveraging best of breed technologies, surrounded by world class analysts
  • Quickly correlate multiple data sources and apply various analytical techniques to determine the best remediation strategy, and track incident to completion
  • Isolate, review, and analyze software of unknown origin, and quickly determine intent
  • Build and document tools and processes for logging, forensics, and analysis of alerts and anomalies
  • Keep up to date with current trends, tactics, and vulnerabilities in the security space
  • Serve as the highest escalation point for technical analysis and response during investigations
  • Provide mentorship, training, and development to junior tiered analysts

Candidate Evaluation Criteria:

Candidates will be evaluated based on their proven track record of proficiency at the following competencies:

  • SIEM experience in custom queries, searches, datamodels, creating correlated alerts, and dashboards
  • Ability to pivot across different data sources to understand events, their impact, and associated risk
  • Ability to understand anomalous activity and improve analytics using institutional understanding
  • Expert knowledge of and understanding of adversaries TTPs and the attacker kill-chain
  • Advanced understanding of malware and malware behavior
  • Expert analytical thinking
  • Self-motivated, independent thinking, willing to challenge the status quo
  • A deep desire to win and persist in challenging and fast moving environment
  • Experience working in a dynamic and collaborative environment, able to speak about complex and technical topics with non-technical and technical colleagues


  • Broad understanding of the risks facing the technology industry, including current and emerging threats
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a technical field or equivalent work experience
  • In-depth knowledge of cyber security monitoring and incident response procedures
  • Solid understanding of network protocols and architecture
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver with excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Ability to leverage both open-source and commercial tooling to quickly close investigations
  • Broad information technology experience to design remediation plans
  • Strong oral and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scripting/programming (Python, PowerShell, Lua, C, Bash, etc.)
  • Cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Offensive tools and techniques
  • Knowledge of advanced malware analysis techniques
  • Certifications in SANS, Offensive Security

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit