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The MITRE Corporation Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Our mission-driven team works directly with MITRE’s government and industry homeland security sponsors to improve industrial control system cybersecurity across government organizations and critical infrastructure providers. We’re seeking cyber defenders with expertise and innovative ideas in Operational Technology (OT)/ICS SCADA/IOT with an interest in integrated security operations (IT, OT and Physical), threat-informed cyber defense, cyber resiliency, adversary emulation, threat hunting, cyber deception, forensics analysis, and/or safety-critical systems.

Job Responsibilities:

This team works closely with our government and critical infrastructure sponsors and their stakeholders to improve the cybersecurity of mission critical operational technology systems. A collaborative approach and interest in building relationships based on an understanding our sponsors’ unique missions, constraints, and opportunities is as important as specific technical skills. We are looking for people with both a breadth of cyber experience and a depth of knowledge in one or more areas that can be applied directly to sponsor problems. This may entail some or all of the following:

  • Working directly with government and critical infrastructure operators to develop requirements for new cyber protection technologies, perform applied research and development activities, develop operational pilots, and assist in transition to operational use.

  • Developing and operationalizing cyber sensor and cyber analytics architectures to enable more efficient and effective OT cybersecurity operations, threat-hunting, and forensics analysis.

  • Conducting cyber mission dependency, criticality, mission failure, and adversary cyberattack scenario analyses to inform design of OT resilient architectures.

  • Researching, developing, operationalizing, evaluating, and improving OT defensive tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) for detecting and responding to cyber threats,

  • Using MITRE ATT&CK® and ATT&CK for ICS to build detection capability and to support hunting the adversary in OT environments,

  • Researching and developing OT Cyber Resiliency solutions including developing and operationalizing OT/ICS SCADA cyber defense architectures,

  • Performing forensics analysis of OT devices to support cyber incident analysis

  • Developing and performing attack emulation and deception operations.

Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelors in one of the following disciplines: Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or similar technical field and minimum of 5-10+ years related experience.

  • Experience in one or more areas listed under work responsibilities.

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience working with federal departments and agencies or their stakeholders (e.g., state/local/tribal/territorial governments) and critical infrastructure organizations (especially electric, gas or water utilities).

  • Experience with embedded system firmware or real-time operating systems.

  • Experience with OT network monitoring including serial, Ethernet, wireless, etc.

  • Experience with OT adversary emulation.

  • Working knowledge of cybersecurity policies and standards related to ICS/SCADA.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of Cyber Physical /OT/ICS/SCADA, security engineering to address new cyber defense/resiliency techniques.

  • Possess strong writing and communication skills.

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

    This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

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