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Incident Handling Analyst

Job Number: R0065741

Incident Handling Analyst

Key Role:

Serve as an Incident Handling Analyst and first line of the firm’s Cyber defense and maintain responsibility for identifying and responding to security threats. Operate in a 12/5 operations center environment responsible for incident confirmation, response, data collection, investigation, and analysis. Leverage knowledge of computer and network architecture to provide analysis during investigations when identifying adversarial activity and methods for future detection and prevention. Use a combination of open source research, network and host forensic analysis, log review and correlation, and pcap analysis to complete investigations. Compose and present reports on findings to leadership for intrusion incidents. Manage the incident life cycle, ensuring that all investigations are kept current and are completed.

Basic Qualifications:

-Experience with system administration, network engineering, and security engineering

-Experience with performing host or network incident response, malware analysis, or forensics

-Knowledge of host and network log sources to apply to investigation, IR methodology in investigations, and the groups behind targeted attacks and their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)

-Ability to pay strict attention to detail

-Ability to display critical thinking, logic, and a solution orientation to learn and adapt quickly

-Ability to lead and serve a team to complete the mission and work well under pressure to rapidly scope and investigate incidents, as needed

-Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

-HS diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with network forensics and intrusion analysis to perform independent research and report on findings

-Knowledge of networking concepts, analysis tools, operating systems, software, and security controls

-Ability to display originality and creativity in problem-solving

-Ability to be a self-starter, quick learner, and detail-oriented

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively under normal and stressful situations

-Possession of excellent analytical skills

-Active Secret clearance or above

-BA or BS degree in Engineering, CS, Information Security, or Information Systems preferred; MA or MS degree a plus

-CISSP, Security+, or SANS Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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McLean, Virginia
United States
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