Leidos is seeking an experienced Cyber Incident Response Analyst to join our team on a highly-visible cyber security single-award IDIQ vehicle that provides security operations center (SOC) support, cyber analysis, application development, and a 24x7x365 support staff.
Coordinate investigation and response efforts throughout the Incident Response lifecycle
Correlate and analyze events and data to determine scope of Cyber Incidents
Acquire and analyze endpoint and network artifacts, volatile memory, malicious files/binaries and scripts
Recognize attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures as potential indicators of compromise (IOCs) that can be used to improve monitoring, analysis and Incident Response.
Develop, document, and maintain Incident Response process, procedures, workflows, and playbooks
Tune and maintain security tools (EDR, IDS, SIEM, etc) to reduce false positives and improve SOC detection capabilities
Document Investigation and Incident Response actions taken in Case Management Systems and prepare formal Incident Reports
Create metrics and determine Key Performance Indicators to drive maturity of SOC operations
Develop security content such as scripts, signatures, and alerts
Requires a minimum of a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field PLUS four (4) years of professional experience in incident detection and response, malware analysis, or cyber forensics.
Must have at least one of the following certifications:
SANS GIAC: GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GPEN GCFE, GREM
CISSP OSCP, OSCE, OSWP
Must have current TS/SCI. 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.
In-depth knowledge of each phase of the Incident Response life cycle
Expertise of Operating Systems (Windows/Linux) operations and artifacts
Understanding of Enterprise Network Architectures to include routing/switching, common protocols (DHCP, DNS, HTTP, etc), and devices (Firewalls, Proxies, Load Balancers, VPN, etc)
Ability to recognize suspicious activity/events, common attacker TTPs, and perform logical analysis and research to determine root cause and scope of Incidents
Be familiar with Cyber Kill Chain and have utilized the ATT&CK Framework
Have scripting experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or Bash
Ability to independently prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little to no supervision
Flexible and adaptable self-starter with strong relationship-building skills
Strong problem solving abilities with an analytic and qualitative eye for reasoning
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:5000
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Cyber Operations
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