Leidos is looking for an Incident Responder to join our Enterprise Security Operations Center (ESOC) in support of our customer at the Department of Commerce (DOC). The DOC ESOC comprises of 14 analysts across multiple functions. This team supports 6am-6pm Eastern Time coverage between its DC and WV locations. On-call rotation for escalation as needed for night/weekends (coordinated with manager each month for the on-call schedule).
- Act as main investigators for potential incidents identified by cyber analysts
- Handle incidents through their lifecycle; work with DOC users to analyze, triage, contain, and remediate security incidents
- Communicate guidance to end users, DOC Bureaus, and senior officials
- Preparing situational awareness reports for DOC, Bureaus, and/or DOC management
- Identify process improvements and generate ideas to improve the ESOC’s capabilities
- Timely dissemination of information to the appropriate stakeholders
- Other incident response related duties as assigned
- Requires BS degree with 4+ years of prior relevant experience in order to operate within the scope contemplated by the level; experience in lieu of degree may be acceptable
- Inquisitive, problem-solving oriented
- Solid understanding of cyber landscape and typical threat vectors
- Ability to analyze firewall logs, Full Packet Capture (PCAP), IDS alerts, Anti-malware alerts, Host Intrusion Prevent System (HIPS), and server and application logs
- Conduct reviews and analysis of proxy logs, Microsoft Windows and Active Directory logs, Orchestrator logs, and malicious code
- Ability to perform deep dive investigations from start to finish of a security incident using data from both host based and network based devices.
- Ability to forensically investigate both Windows and Linux devices for compromise.
- Ability to analyze malicious files through code analysis/reverse engineering.
- Ability to perform introspection of incident for after action reports to both technical and non-technical staff
- Ability to perform threat hunting
- Scripting capabilities
- Understanding of SIEM and SOAR products
Must have at least one of the following certification:
- CERT Certified Computer Security Incident Handler
- ECC CEH (Electronic Commerce Council Certified Ethical Hacker)
- GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler)
- GISF (GIAC Information Security Fundamentals)
- CISSP (ISC2 Certified Information System Security Professional)
- Additional certifications at an equivalent may also be considered
- Must be US Citizen
- Minimum fully adjudicated Secret and Interim Top Secret clearance
- Silver Springs, MD
- Washington DC
Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
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