IRT Analyst

Xator Corp   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Aerospace & Defense

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 27 days ago

We are currently looking for a Mid-Tier Incident Response Team Analyst whose secondary duties are to serve as an Assistant Team Lead and on a Security Operations team on a contract with a federal government client with an important mission.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)

  • Support/assist the client with real-time monitoring and triage of incident received at the operations center.
  • Work collectively with other team members on incident analysis and response, and coordinate with external teams on resolution of incidents.
  • Support efforts on threat hunting, network, host, and malware analysis, sensor tuning and custom signature creation (i.e., Yara, Snort)
  • Ability to support the application of cyber intelligence to improve security operations
  • Perform investigation of network and hosts/endpoints for malicious activity, to include analysis of packet captures
  • Assist in efforts to detect, confirm, contain, remediate, and recover from attacks
  • Prepare executive summaries and conduct briefings on significant investigations
  • Measure and manage individual and team performance
  • Ensure adequate metrics and documentation of team operations for leadership and other constituents


JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS/BA degree from accredited university


Experience

  • Five or more years of work experience directly aligned to the duties, responsibilities and the essential functions of this role
  • Three or more years of cyber security work experience
  • Prior leadership experience with direct reports in a cyber environment
  • Experience and effective participation in hunt, computer network defense, real-time analysis and incident response activities, to include ability to reconstruct events from network, endpoint, and log data
  • Experience and understanding of host-based/endpoint protection systems
  • Cyber intelligence, disk forensics and memory forensics experience
  • Server administration experience
  • Enterprise forensic tool(s) experience
  • Federal contract experience
  • Training Requirements
  • One or more certifications in information security (such as GCIA, GCIH, CEH, CISSP, SSCP, Sec+, etc)


Specialized Knowledge/Skills Requirements

  • High technical ability/aptitude, demonstrated through prior technical experience and accomplishment
  • Network investigation experience, to include netflow and packet/protocol capture and analysis (i.e., Security Analytics, Wireshark, Network Monitor)
  • Endpoint/host forensics experience
  • SIEM experience (i.e, Splunk)
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and organization skills
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and effective participation in hunt, computer network defense, real-time analysis and incident response activities, to include ability to reconstruct events from network, endpoint, and log data
  • Experience and understanding of host-based/endpoint protection systems
  • Cyber intelligence experience
  • Disk forensics experience
  • Memory forensics experience (i.e., Volatility, Rekall)
  • Programming experience
  • Scripting experience (i.e., Python)
  • Server administration experience
  • Enterprise forensic tool(s) experience (i.e., Encase, FTK)
  • Sound cyber security knowledge foundation, to include understanding of
  • Adversary TTPs
  • Network technology and common protocols
  • Network security
  • Host security
  • Malware analysis (both static and dynamic)
  • Security tools and sensors
  • Ability to pass a security clearance background investigation

Xator Corporation provides equal opportunity to all applicants for employment as required by and/or consistent with applicable country law and company policy. Consistent with the foregoing, Xator Corporation provides qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status(s) protected by law. In the United States, Xator Corporation ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.