Leidos has a current job opportunity for a Senior Forensic Cybersecurity Analyst on the DISA GSM-O II program in Arlington, VA or Alexandria, VA. Work for this role will be performed at the Pentagon and at the Mark Center. Travel between both locations may be required. An active Secret security clearance is required prior to start.
This position is part of the Joint Service Provider (JSP) Security Operations Center (SOC) that executes 24x7 cybersecurity monitoring and incident response for JSP networks, some of the most targeted networks in the world. Beyond performing all the functions of a senior cybersecurity analyst, this position also provides forensic collection, analysis, and reporting expertise.
•Utilize alerts from endpoints, IDS/IPS, netflow, and custom sensors to identify compromises on customer networks/endpoints.
•Review massive log files, pivot between data sets, and correlate evidence for incident investigations.
•Triage alerts to identify malicious actors on customer networks.
•Document analysis, findings, and actions in case/knowledge management system.
•Create and distribute incident reports to customers and higher headquarters.
•Support high-visibility and high-tempo incident response, as required.
•Impart of skills and abilities through mentoring junior analysts
•Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience; additional work experience or Cyber courses/certifications may be substituted in lieu of degree.
•6+ years of prior incident handling/response experience
•2+ years of digital forensic experience including usage of common digital forensic applications
•Experience performing forensic analysis on a variety of endpoint systems (ex. mobile, tablet, VDI, cloud, laptop, desktop)
•Understanding of and strict adherence to digital chain of custody forms and processes
•Advanced understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements.
•Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings
•DoD 8570 IAT level II or higher certification such as CompTIA Security+ CE, ISC2 SSCP, SANS GSEC prior to starting.
•DoD 8570 CSSP-A level Certification such as CEH, CySA+, GCIA or other certification is required within 6 months of hire.
•Demonstrated commitment to training, self-study and maintaining proficiency in the technical cybersecurity domain and an ability to think and work independently
•Hands-on experience with a variety of IDS, IPS, SIEM, and cybersecurity analytical tools.
•Demonstrated hands-on experience analyzing high volumes of logs, network data (e.g. Netflow, Full Packet Capture), and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations.
•Experience with malware analysis concepts and methods.
•Familiarity or experience in Intelligence Driven Defense, Cyber Kill Chain methodology, and/or MITRE ATT&CK framework.
•Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
•Must be a US Citizen.
•Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance
• Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Eligible (DIA Adjudicated or capable of reciprocal acceptance by DIA)
CND experience (Protect, Detect, Respond and Sustain) within a Computer Incident Response organization.
•Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of network threats, attacks, attack vectors and methods of exploitation with an understanding of intrusion set tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs).
•Understanding of TCP/IP, common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, OSI model, defense-in-depth and common security elements.
•In-depth knowledge of architecture, engineering, and operations of at least one enterprise SIEM platform (e.g. ArcSight, Splunk, Nitro/McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, QRadar, LogLogic).
•Experience and proficiency with any of the following: Anti-Virus, HIPS/HBSS, IDS/IPS, Full Packet Capture, Network Forensics.
•Unix/Linux command line experience.
•Scripting and programming experience.
•Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:$3000
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Cyber Operations
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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