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Halfaker & Associates LLC Senior Cyber Analyst in Hines, Illinois

Senior Cyber Analyst 

Software Engineering

Hines, IL

ID: 2397-219


Halfaker and Associates, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Digital Services, Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Cloud Services to improve the health, security and well-being of all Americans. Our commitment to excellence and our vision to “Continue to Serve” has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies in the health, defense, security and intelligence sectors. Our strong focus on internal culture has helped Halfaker achieve several workplace awards including Great Place to Work Certification™ and Tampa Bay Top Workplaces. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we have employees nationwide. Please take a moment to browse through our website ( and learn more about what it means to serve with Halfaker.

Halfaker has an opening for a Senior Cyber Analyst to join our talent ed, dynamic team. The key responsibilities for this position include:​

  • Utilize various security tools (e.g., Splunk, Splunk Enterprise Security, Palo Alto Networks, SourceFire, Cisco ASA) to identify potential incidents network intrusions, and malware events, etc. to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of VA architecture and information systems are protected

  • Track investigations in Help Desk systems including Remedy and Service Now

  • Utilization of Splunk ES SIEM to respond to incidents detected on the VA network

  • Reviewing and analyzing log files to report any unusual or suspect activities

  • Utilize incident response use-case workflows, SOPs and Playbooks to follow established and repeatable processes for triaging and escalating

  • Generating trouble tickets and performing initial validation and triage to determine whether incidents are security events

  • Following established incident response procedures to ensure proper escalation, analysis and resolution of security incidents

  • Develop and maintain Incident Response procedures and Security SOPs

  • Analyzing and correlating incident event data to develop preliminary root cause and corresponding remediation strategy

  • Communicate effectively to all customers and stakeholders

  • Work with other contract teams to effectively respond to cyber incidents

  • Analyze Phishing emails and determine appropriate next steps

  • Analyze malware events and determine appropriate next steps

    Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Experience with Splunk or a similar tool

    Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience performing network and host advanced analytics principles and methods, and information security processes and techniques

Halfaker and Associates, LLC, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.​​