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Cyber Security Systems Analyst - Military veterans preferred

2020-10-09
QED Enterprises, Inc. (www.qedei.com)
Computers/Information Technology

$74,000 - $124,000 /yr

  full-time   employee


Arlington
Virginia
22201
United States

QED Enterprises, Inc. is looking for Cyber-Security Systems Analysts of various levels with active DoD TS/SCI eligible security clearance.

Core Competencies required include:

* Use leading edge technologies and industry standard forensic tools and procedures to provide insight into the cause and effect of suspected cyber intrusions
* Follow proper evidence handling procedures and chain-of-custody protocols
* Produce written reports documenting digital forensic findings
* Determine programs that have been executed, and find files that have been changed on disk and in memory
* Use timestamps and logs to develop authoritative timelines of activity
* Identify and document case relevant file-system artifacts
* Create forensically sound duplicates of evidence for use in data recovery and analysis
* Perform all-source research for similar or related network events or incidents
* Identify different classes of attack and attack stages
* Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
* Knowledge of proactive analysis of systems and networks, to include creating trust levels of critical resources

Level II Duties Include:
* Conduct analysis by tracing activity to its source
* Document original condition of digital or other evidence by taking photos and collecting hash information
* Image digital media
* Gather, access, and assess evidence from electronic devices using forensic tools
* Use hashing algorithms to validate forensic images
* Support identification and understanding of adversary TTPs
* Assist with analyzing behaviors of malicious software
* Locate critical items in various file systems to aid Senior personnel in their analysis
* Analyze log files to identify threats to computer security
* Assess evidentiary value by triaging electronic devices
* Correlate forensic findings with network events
* Collect and document system state info (running processes, network connections, etc.) prior to imaging
* Triage incidents to determine scope, urgency and potential impact

Level III Duties Include Level II Duties, plus:
* Assist with leading and coordinating forensic teams in preliminary investigation
* Plan, coordinate and direct the inventory, examination and comprehensive technical analysis of computer related evidence
* Distill analytic findings into executive summaries and in-depth technical reports
* Serve as technical forensics liaison to stakeholders and explain investigation details to include forensic methodologies and protocols
* Track and document on-site incident response activities and provide updates to leadership throughout the engagement
* Evaluate, extract and analyze suspected malicious code

Level IV Duties Include Level III Duties, plus:
* Assist Federal leads with overseeing and leading forensic teams at onsite engagements by coordinating evidence collection operations
* Provide technical assistance on digital evidence matters and forensic investigative techniques to appropriate personnel when necessary
* Write in-depth reports, support with peer reviews and provide quality assurance reviews for junior personnel
* Support in overseeing forensic analysis and mentoring/providing guidance to others on data collection, analysis and reporting in support of onsite engagements

Education and Background Requirements:
Level II: 4-6 years host investigations or digital forensics experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with 2-4+ years of host-based investigations or digital forensics experience.

Level III: 7+ years host investigations or digital forensics experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with 5+ years of host-based investigations or digital forensics experience.

Level IV: 10+ years host investigations or digital forensics experience with a High school diploma; or a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline, and with 8+ years of host-based investigations or digital forensics experience.

Other Requirements:
Must have a minimum active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility.
Must have at least 2+ years of experience in the core competencies described above.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to allow employees to meet the essential functions of the job, unless those accommodations cause undue hardships on the employer.

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