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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.
Brookings Technology Services provides a variety of services and support to Brookings employees, whether resident or non-resident, including:
Position Location: This position is hybrid. Hybrid positions combine regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC office with the option of at least two days of remote work each week.
Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.
Individuals that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.
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The Security Analyst is responsible for performing all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. This position is considered essential and the individual is required to be available during cyber events, including working on-site if the incident requires it. The Brookings institution remains a target of interest to threat actors, both foreign and domestic. And as such, has invested heavily in the tools and skills necessary to stay in front of evolving and persistent threats. The position requires a dedicated, analytical, proactive technologist with strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
Security System Administration, Configuration and Analysis (35%)
Security Incident Management (35%)
Audits and Reports (20%)
Cyber Engagement, Education, Projects (10%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Technology or a related technical discipline preferred, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience. A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required, experience can come from a combination of professional work experience, education and undergraduate courses, and/or internships . Experience implementing, administering and maintaining security systems including one of more of the following is required: IDS/IPS, SIEM, PKI, application white listing, proxy servers, malware sandboxes, anti-virus and vulnerability scanning, next-gen firewalls. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Knowledge of networking, DNS, antivirus, and SIEM systems. Understanding of malware Infection methods and command and control structures. Understanding of authentication systems, including multifactor. Knowledge of APIs and scripting a plus. CISSP-ISSAP, ISSEP, CISA and CCSP certifications a plus.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.