VariQ

Cyber Incident Manager II

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Job ID
2020-3812
Posted Date
9/22/2020
# of Openings
2
Category
Information Technology
Clearance
TS SCI
Work Authorization
US Citizens, preferred
Type
Contract - W2

Overview

Variq is seeking is seeking a Cyber Incident Manager II, to support onsite incident response to civilian Government agencies and critical asset owners who experience cyber-attacks, providing immediate investigation and resolution. 

 

Additional Information:

  • Location: Arlington VA
  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Security Clearance: Must have active TS/SCI clearance.
  • Availability: Within 30 days
  • Openings: 2

Responsibilities

  • Researching and compiling known resolution steps or workarounds to enable mitigation of potential Computer Network Defense incidents within the enterprise
  • Applying knowledge of the tactics, techniques, and procedures of various criminal, insider, hacktivist, and nation-state threat actors to identify and validate threats
  • Applying cybersecurity concepts to the detection and defense of intrusions into small, and large-scale IT networks, and conduct a cursory analysis of log data
  • Conducting cursory analysis of log data
  • Monitoring external data sources (e.g., Computer Network Defense vendor sites, Computer Emergency Response Teams [CERTs], SANS, Security Focus) to maintain the currency of Computer Network Defense threat condition and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise
  • Identifying the cause of an incident and recognizing the key elements to ask external entities when learning the background and potential infection vector of an incident
  • Receiving and analyzing network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts
  • Tracking and documenting Computer Network Defense (CND) incidents from initial detection through final resolution
  • Working with other components within the organization to obtain and coordinate information pertaining to ongoing incidents.
  • Providing support during assigned shifts (2:00 PM - 10:30 PM ET or 10:00 PM - 6:30 AM ET and 12-hour weekend shifts)

Qualifications

Requires Skills:

  • 2+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber incident management or cybersecurity operations
  • Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies
  • Knowledge of the NCCIC National Cyber Incident Scoring System to be able to prioritize triaging of incident
  • Knowledge of general attack stages (e.g., foot printing and scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks, etc.)
  • Skill in recognizing and categorizing types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks
  • Knowledge of basic system administration and operating system hardening techniques
  • Knowledge of Computer Network Defense policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Knowledge of different operational threat environments (e.g., first generation [script kiddies], second generation [non nation-state sponsored], and third generation [nation-state sponsored])
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, PL/SQL and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, and malicious code)
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations

 

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of basic system administration and operating system hardening techniques
  • Knowledge of Computer Network Defense policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Knowledge of different operational threat environments (e.g., first generation [script kiddies], second generation [non nation-state sponsored], and third generation [nation-state sponsored])
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, PL/SQL and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, and malicious code)

 

Required Education:

  • BS Incident Management, Operations Management, Cybersecurity or related degree.
  • Two years of related work experience may be substituted for each year of degree-level education.

 

Desired Certifications:

  • GCIH, GCFA GISP, GCED, CCFP or CISSP

 

OTHER DUTIES

  • This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change at any time. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. 

NOTE

  • All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

 

VariQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class. We consider diversity and inclusiveness to be core to our culture, and central to our commitment to fostering an empowering and supportive workplace.

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