The Senior Host-based Systems Analyst provides support on a mission-critical federal agency cyber security program. They contribute to a team of information assurance professionals working to improve the technical security posture of an enterprise network. The position assists government leads in managing digital forensics investigations.
Uses leading edge technology and industry standard forensic tools and procedures to provide insight into the cause and effect of suspected cyber intrusions
Follows proper evidence handling procedures and chain of custody protocols
Produces written reports documenting digital forensic findings
Determines programs that have been executed, finds files that have been changed on disk and in memory
Uses timestamps and logs (host and network) to develop authoritative timelines of activity