Network Forensics Cybersecurity Analyst, Level 3

Employer
Wood Consulting
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Jan 19, 2021
Closes
Jan 22, 2021
Ref
1642925449
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Network Forensics Cybersecurity Analyst, Level 3 This project is supporting a US 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 Network Forensics Cybersecurity Analyst to support this critical program. Security Clearance Requirements: This position requires all candidates to be US Citizens and possess an active Top Secret/SCI Clearance . -- Candidate must be able to obtain a DHS suitability prior to starting on the program. Assists the Government lead in coordinating teams in preliminary incident response investigations Assists the Government lead with interfacing with the customer while on site Determines appropriate courses of actions in response to identified and analyses anomalous network activity Assesses network topology and device configurations identifying critical security concerns and providing security best practice recommendations Assists with the writing and publishing of Computer Network Defense guidance and reports on incident findings to appropriate constituencies Collects network intrusion artifacts (eg, PCAP, domains, URI s, certificates, etc.) and uses discovered data to enable mitigation of potential Computer Network Defense incidents Analyzes identified malicious network activity to determine weaknesses exploited, exploitation methods, effects on system and information Collects network device integrity data and analyze for signs of tampering or compromise Assists with real-time CND incident handling (ie, forensic collections, intrusion correlation and tracking, threat analysis, and advising on system remediation) tasks to support onsite engagements Required Education & Years of Experience BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree or a HS Diploma & 7-9 years of network investigations experience. Required Skills 5+ years of directly relevant experience in network investigations In depth knowledge of Computer Network Defense policies, procedures, and regulations In depth knowledge of TCP/IP In depth knowledge of standard protocols ICMP, HTTP/S, DNS, SSH, SMTP, SMB, NFS In depth knowledge and experience of Wifi networking In depth knowledge and experience of network topologies, including DMZ s, WAN s, etc. Deep knowledge of defense-in-depth principles and general attack stages with respect to network security architecture Ability to characterize and analyze network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network resources Ability to identify and analyze anomalies in network traffic using metadata Experience with reconstructing a malicious attack or activity based on network traffic Experience examining network topologies to understand data flows through the network Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations Desired Skills Deep knowledge of network device integrity concepts and methodologies Knowledge and experience in network device integrity concepts and methodologies Knowledge and experience in network analysis software, such as Wireshark Knowledge and experience in carving and extracting information from PCAP data Knowledge and experience in non-traditional network traffic, including Command and Control Experience with preserving evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards Experience with designing cyber security systems and environments in a Linux and/or Windows environment Desired Certifications: DoD 8140.01 IAT Level II, IASAE II, CSSP Analyst WOOD 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.

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