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Security Operations Specialist

Carahsoft seeks an entry level Security Operations Specialist to join our IT team in Reston, VA. This position will play a critical role in identifying, analyzing, and mitigating phishing threats to protect our company’s information and reputation. If you are passionate about cybersecurity and want to make a difference in protecting organizations from phishing threats, we encourage you to apply.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze suspicious activity
  • Responding and investigating security alerts.
  • Respond to and report incidents to mitigate or prevent attacks and unauthorized access.
  • Validate new customer domains to verify legitimacy as part of our initial checkpoint.
  • Set up phishing simulations to assess and improve the organization's resilience to phishing attacks.
  • Educate employees about phishing risks to enhance their ability to recognize and report phishing attempts effectively.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Excellent analytical and incident-response skills with attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Commutable distance to Reston, VA.

Nice to Have:

  • Prior IT work experience or internship.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity concepts such as common attacks, security protocols, encryption, and security best practices.
  • Knowledge of phishing techniques, email security, and social engineering tactics.
  • Knowledge of Splunk and SEIM preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting compensation range: $40,000 - $50,000 per year
  • Carahsoft offers benefits such as health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. All full-time employees are eligible for accrued vacation leave and sick leave.

Carahsoft is an equal opportunity company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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