Host Based Cybersecurity Systems Analyst, Level 4

  • WOOD Consulting Services
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Feb 08, 2021
Full time Host/Hostess

Job Description

OverviewHost Based Cybersecurity Analyst, Level 4This project is supporting a U.S. Government customer to provide support for on-site incident response to civilian Government agencies and critical asset owners who experience cyber-attacks, providing immediate investigation and resolution. Candidates will perform investigations to characterize of the severity of breaches, develop mitigation plans, and assist with the restoration of services. We are seeking a Host Based Cybersecurity Analyst to support this critical program.Security Clearance Requirements:This position requires all candidates to be U.S. Citizens and possess an active Top Secret/SCI Clearance. - Candidate must be able to obtain a DHS suitability prior to starting on the program.ResponsibilitiesAssisting with leading and coordinating forensic teams in preliminary investigation Planning, coordinating and directing the inventory, examination and comprehensive technical analysis of computer related evidence Distilling analytic findings into executive summaries and in-depth technical reports Serving as technical forensics liaison to stakeholders and explaining investigation details to include forensic methodologies and protocols Tracking and documenting on-site incident response activities and providing updates to leadership throughout the engagement Evaluating, extracting and analyzing suspected malicious code Assisting Federal leads with overseeing and leading forensic teams at onsite engagements by coordinating evidence collection operations Providing technical assistance on digital evidence matters and forensic investigative techniques to appropriate personnel when necessary Writing in-depth reports, supports with peer reviews and provides quality assurance reviews for junior personnel Supporting forensic analysis and mentoring/providing guidance to others on data collection, analysis and reporting in support of onsite engagements.QualificationsRequired Education & Years of ExperienceBS Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering or related degree. Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree level education. Required Skills8+ 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 findings Experience with the analysis and characterization of cyber attacks Experience with proper evidence handing procedures and chain of custody protocols Skilled 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 locations. Desired SkillsExperience with or knowledge of two or more of the following tools: - EnCase - FTK - SIFT - X-Ways - Volatility - WireShark - Sleuth Kit/Autopsy - GRR Experience with conducting all-source research. Desired Certifications: GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, CCE, CFCE, CISSPWOOD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.