No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and cyber security professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions. We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but change the world.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to FEMA networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to FEMA information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations. The FEMA SOC is responsible for the overall security of FEMA Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations.
The DHS FEMA SOC Program has a critical need for a Digital Forensics Examiner/Malware Analyst SME. This is a full time position based in Bluemont, VA (Mount Weather). This position does not have Telecommuting Options.
Leidos is seeking a SME Digital Forensics Examiner / Malware Analyst to support a federal customer within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC).
- Examines and performs comprehensive technical analysis of computer-related evidence and information stored on devices during the course of investigations and litigations.
- Conducts offsite forensic collections of digital evidence using best practices and approved software and hardware (travel required).
- Provides skilled technical guidance and assistance to staff personnel involved in the investigation and litigation process to ensure precautions are taken to prevent spoliation of evidence.
- Serves as technical consultant and provide as-needed training in data recovery, forensic examinations, and techniques to staff personnel and contractors.
- Provides operational and administrative support to the Digital Forensics Laboratory in configuring hardware and software and managing inventories. Ensure evidence is stored and archived in a manner consistent to maintain preservation and protection of data and evidence. Ensure all hardware and software is verified and validated in accordance with established guidelines and the Federal Rules of Evidence.
- Provides oral and written communication to staff personnel concerning findings of fact, results of examination(s), and legal declarations, and testify in court as to the procedures and methodology used to recover and identify relevant evidence.
- Examines and performs comprehensive technical analysis of computer-related evidence and information stored on a device(s) during the conduct of an investigation or litigation.
- Conducts detailed analysis of potentially-infected or confirmed-infected computer systems, including identification of threat vectors, indicators of compromise for future detection, and compromise attribution
- Provides technical support to the Incident Handling lifecycle, including mentoring, coaching, and training junior and mid-level incident handlers on proper documentation, triage, containment, eradication, and analysis of network and host-based security events
- Provides operational management support (when necessary) to the Program Manager and/or Deputy Program Manager.
- Prepares detailed Threat Analysis reports based on analysis of infected or compromised devices
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Requires Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cyber Security, or related field and 12 to 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 to 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain. Prior relevant experience should be in the areas of digital forensic investigations.
Minimum of current Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI Clearance. In addition to specific security clearance requirements all Department of Homeland Security SOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program.
- Forensics-related certification considered a must
- Litigation / criminal examination experience considered a must
- Security Operations experience considered a must
- Malware reverse-engineering experience considered preferential
- Must have hands-on experience using digital forensics software, including, but not limited to EnCase, Forensic Toolkit (FTK),
- Must have experience apply investigative and litigation support principles and methodologies.
- Must be able to work independently and within a team environment.