• Incident Response Analyst

    Job Locations US-DC
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    IT Security
    Public Trust
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
  • Overview

    VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified Incident Response Analyst to support the Treasury Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency within the Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC.


    Additional Information:

    • Location: 400 7th St., SW Washington, DC 20024
    • Salary: Dependent upon experience
    • Security Clearance: Public Trust (US Citizenship required)
    • Available: ASAP


    • Perform IR activities using OCC security tools - including a variety of open-source tools,
    • Recommend new and innovative investigation technologies to enhance the customer’s existing capabilities,
    • Examine and analyze electronic media to produce detailed findings’ reports – ensure clarity to a point where they could be used in legal cases - when required,
    • Detailed analysis of events during the incident lifecycle, combining sound analytical skills with an advanced knowledge of security threats,
    • Participate in knowledge-sharing with the team, and write technical articles based on investigative analysis performed for internal knowledge bases,
    • Conduct ongoing malware analysis, including reverse engineering on adware, backdoors, rootkits, spyware, trojans, viruses, and worms affecting various OCC assets, and
    • Assist personnel in identifying observable criteria, features, or traits that the personnel can use to identify the presence of malware on the network.


    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Expert knowledge of policies, procedures, and protocols of a government Security Operations Center (SOC) with emphasis on incident response and forensic network analysis, and
    • To support incident response activities while performing cyber investigations, have demonstrated experience leveraging data points from the following (or equivalent) enterprise security tools:
      • McAfee IDS/IPS,
      • McAfee Enterprise Antivirus,
      • Symantec EndPoint Protection,
      • Forescout CounterACT,
      • BlueCoat,
      • Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP),
      • Mandiant/FireEye,
      • Guardian MDB Protect,
      • Cisco firewalls,
      • Imperva web application firewalls (WAF),
      • QualysGuard,
      • AppScan,
      • McAfee Enterprise Security Mgr, and
      • SPLUNK (or like) tools.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • 3+ years of experience handling incident response and forensic analysis in large/complex enterprises



    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Technology or related area (or 10+ years of overall experience in lieu of a degree). 



    At least one of the following:

    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or
    • Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), or
    • Certified Computer Forensic Examiner (CCFE)
    • Security +
    • Network +


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience incident handling and threat intelligence at the U.S. Dept of Treasury, or
    • Previous incident handling and threat intelligence experience at a Federal agency of similar size, scope, and complexity.



    VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.



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