Host Based Cybersecurity Systems Analyst

  • FWG Solutions
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Feb 08, 2021
Full time Host/Hostess

Job Description

FWG Solutions is a rapidly growing systems integrator and premier small business provider of technology services to government and commercial clients. We are a trusted provider of cybersecurity, logistics, advanced engineering and operational support services to the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community and Federal Civilian agencies. We are a quality driven organization that leverages its ISO 20000-1:2011, ISO 27001:2013 and CMMI quality standards, certifications and service delivery expertise to support all of our clients.FWG Solutions is supporting a U.S. Government customer to provide support for onsite incident response to civilian Government agencies and critical asset owners who experience cyber-attacks, providing immediate investigation and resolution. Contract personnel perform investigations to characterize of the severity of breaches, develop mitigation plans, and assist with the restoration of services. FWG Solutions is seeking a Host Based Cybersecurity Systems Analyst to support this critical customer mission.Responsibilities:Acquire/collect computer artifacts (e.g., malware, user activity, link files, etc.) from systems in support of onsite engagements Assess evidentiary value by triaging electronic devices Correlate forensic findings with network events to further develop an intrusion narrative When available, collect and document system state information (running processes, network connections, etc.) prior to imaging Perform incident triage from a forensic perspective to include determining scope, urgency and potential impact Track and document forensic analysis from initial involvement through final resolution Collect, process, preserve, analyze and present computer related evidence Coordinate with others within the Government and with customer personnel to validate/investigate alerts or other preliminary findings Conduct analysis of forensic images and other available evidence and drafting forensic write-ups for inclusion in reports and other written products Assist in documenting and publishing Computer Network Defense guidance and reports on incident findings to appropriate constituencies Assist in preliminary analysis by tracing an activity to its source and documenting findings for input into a forensic report Assist team members in imaging digital media Assist in gathering, accessing and assessing evidence from electronic devices using forensic tools and knowledge of operating systems Use hashing algorithms to validate forensic images Under direct guidance and coaching if needed, locate critical items in various file systems to aid more senior personnel in their analysis Perform analysis of log files from a variety of sources to identify possible threats to computer security Use leading edge technology and industry standard forensic tools and procedures to provide insight into the cause and effect of suspected cyber intrusionsDetermine programs that have been executed, finding files that have been changed on disk and in memoryQualifications:BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree. High School Diploma and 4-6 years of host investigations experience may be substituted for the BS & 2-4 years of experience 2+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber forensic investigations using leading edge technologies and industry standard forensic tools Ability to create forensically sound duplicates of evidence (forensic images) Able to write cyber investigative reports documenting digital forensics findingsExperience with the analysis and characterization of cyber attacks Experience with proper evidence handing procedures and chain of custody protocolsSkilled in identifying different classes of attacks and attack stages Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilitiesKnowledgeable in proactive analysis of systems and networks, to include creating trust levels of critical resources Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locationsNice to Have:Experience with two or more of the following tools: EnCase, FTK, SIFT, X-Ways, Volatility, WireShark, Sleuth Kit/Autopsy, GRR Experience with conducting all-source researchDesired Certifications: - GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, CCE, CFCE, CISSPClearance Requirements:Must have an active TS/SCI clearance - Must be able to obtain DHS SuitabilityThis opportunity offers career development and growth, competitive compensation, and a robust benefits package with 4 Weeks PTO w/ rollover, 11 paid holidays, company paid events and training, 401(k) retirement plan with company match.FWG holds multiple government contracting vehicles as a Prime Contractor to include: 8(a) Direct Award; HUBZone - Direct Award; GSA IT-70; Army Accent; Army ITES-3S; AFSFC IT BPA.FWG Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law. FWG welcomes all individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to apply for our jobs.