VariQ

Network Forensics Cybersecurity Analyst II

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Job ID
2020-3858
Posted Date
11/19/2020
# of Openings
3
Category
Information Technology
Clearance
TS SCI
Work Authorization
US Citizens, preferred
Type
Contract - W2

Overview

VariQ is supporting a U.S. Government customer to provide support for onsite incident response to civilian Government agencies and critical asset owners who experience cyber-attacks, providing immediate investigation and resolution. Contract personnel performs investigations to characterize of the severity of breaches, develop mitigation plans, and assist with the restoration of services. VariQ is seeking a Network Forensics Cybersecurity Analyst II to support this critical customer mission.  

 

Additional Information:

  • Location: Arlington VA
  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Security Clearance: Must have active TS/SCI clearance
  • Availability: Within 30 days
  • Openings: 1

Responsibilities

  • Assists the Government lead in coordinating teams in preliminary incident response investigations
  • Assists the Government lead with interfacing with the customer while on site
  • Determines appropriate courses of actions in response to identified and analyses anomalous network activity
  • Assesses network topology and device configurations identifying critical security concerns and providing security best practice recommendations
  • Assists with the writing and publishing of Computer Network Defense guidance and reports on incident findings to appropriate constituencies
  • Collects network intrusion artifacts (e.g., PCAP, domains, URI’s, certificates, etc.) and uses discovered data to enable mitigation of potential Computer Network Defense incidents
  • Analyzes identified malicious network activity to determine weaknesses exploited, exploitation methods, effects on system and information
  • Collects network device integrity data and analyze for signs of tampering or compromise
  • Assists with real-time CND incident handling (i.e., forensic collections, intrusion correlation and tracking, threat analysis, and advising on system remediation) tasks to support onsite engagements

Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must have an active TS/SCI clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
  • 2+ years of directly relevant experience in network investigations
  • Knowledge of Computer Network Defense policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Knowledge and experience of TCP/IP and the OSI model
  • Knowledge and experience of standard protocols – ICMP, HTTP/S, DNS, SSH, SMTP, SMB, NFS
  • Knowledge and experience of Wifi networking
  • Knowledge and experience of network topologies, including DMZ’s, WAN’s, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience of defense-in-depth principles and general attack stages with respect to network security architecture
  • Ability to characterize and analyze network traffic to identify anomalous activity and potential threats to network resources
  • Ability to identify and analyze anomalies in network traffic using metadata
  • Experience with reconstructing a malicious attack or activity based on network traffic
  • Experience examining network topologies to understand data flow through the network
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations

 

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience in network device integrity concepts and methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience in network analysis software, such as Wireshark
  • Knowledge and experience in carving and extracting information from PCAP data
  • Knowledge and experience in non-traditional network traffic, including Command and Control
  • Understanding of how to preserve evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards

 

Required Education:

  • BS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree or an HS Diploma & 4-6 years of network investigations experience

 

Desired Certifications:

  • DoD 8140.01 IAT Level II, IASAE II, CSSP Analyst

 

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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