What do we do in the Cyber Operationsand Analysis TechnologyGroup?
The U.S. Government faces serious threatsfrom sophisticated, evolving cyber adversaries who seek to access,compromise, and disrupt systems and the missions they support. TheCyber Operations and Analysis Technology Group strives to improvethe security of these government systems through the developmentand deployment of innovative cyber security solutions using soundscientific and engineering principles and methodologies. The groupdevelops quantitative threat models, metrics, and prototypes forsecuring current and future systems; novel Big Data analytics fordiscovery, characterization and prediction of cyber behavior; andimprovements to operational cyber systems that enhance resilienceand effectiveness. In each of the group'sresearch anddevelopment (R&D) areas, emphasis is placed on realistic dataand rigorous experimental evaluation oftechniques.
Projects are carried out by small,focused, cooperative teams that succeed together by participatingin all phases of technical solution development, including systemsanalysis, innovative solution design, system architecture, solutionprototyping and field-testing, and final technology transfer toDepartment of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC)sponsors or industry. The Cyber Operations and Analysis TechnologyGroup comprises computer scientists, mathematicians, machinelearning researchers and practitioners, system analysts, softwaredevelopers and security architects who firmly believe they canimprove the security of thenation.
As an EmbeddedSystems Cybersecurity Researcher you will develop tools andmethodology to analyze complex systems and systems of systems forpotential vulnerabilities and mitigations. You will work with ateam of researchers integrating several cybersecurity analysiscapabilities from cyber-physical system testing to data analytics.The work will require the ability to analyze both standard andembedded systems for vulnerabilities at the memory and processinglevel, the operating system level, the network/interface level(including non-standard protocols), and the application level. Anunderstanding of the interactions between systems and subsystemswill be key in both developing analysis solutions and performinganalysis on the systems themselves. A successful candidate will beable to analyze current problems/tasking and create a generalizedsolution to meet current and futureneeds.
PhDin Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or arelated field. In lieu of a PhD, an M.S. degree in a similar fieldand 3+ years of work experience will beconsidered
Mustbe able to design, develop, and test systems to support nationalchallenges
Abilityto demonstrate effective communication skills with team members,managers and government sponsors isessential
Experiencewith system integration, system design and analysis, and cyberthreat representation or vulnerability discovery isrequired
Desired Skills(nice tohave):
Knowledgeof C/C++, Python, and/orJava
Knowledgeof avionics systems and subsystems is highlydesired
Experiencewith non-standard bus protocols (such as MIL-STD-1553, ARINC, etc.)isdesired
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