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Digital Forensics & E-Discovery Specialist - SME with Security

Agile Defense, Inc.
United States
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Digital Forensics
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At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That's why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next. Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility–leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation's vital interests. Job Title: Digital Forensics & E–Discovery Specialist – SME Location: 1 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, District of Columbia 20001 Clearance Level: Active Secret Required Certification(s): One of the following: GCIA, GCED, GCFA, GCFE, GCTI, GNFA, GCIH, ECSA, CHFI, CISSP, Security+, Network+, CEH, CND. CCE, CFC, EnCE, CFCE, GREM SUMMARY: Agile Defense is currently seeking several talented Analysts to support a commercial entity in the transportation sector. The Insider Threat program is a part of an advanced analytics capability of a Focused Operations program that provides comprehensive Computer Network Defense and Response support through monitoring and analysis of potential threat activity targeting the enterprise. The Digital Forensics & E–Discovery Specialist SME will conduct advanced security event analytics, insider threat monitoring, log analysis, host–based forensics, incident response, and case management. In support of this vital mission, our staff are on the forefront of providing Advanced CND (Computer Network Defense) Operations, and Systems Engineering support to include the development of advanced analytics and countermeasures to protect critical assets. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead efforts in Incident Handling, including Detection, Analysis, and Triage.
Conduct security event triage to discern legitimate security incidents.
Investigate security incidents, implement countermeasures, and conduct incident response.
Conduct Forensic Analysis on compromised systems using digital forensics tools.
Analyze information technology security events for forensic purposes.
Lead efforts in Hunting for anomalous patterns detection and content management.
Apply strong logical/critical thinking abilities, especially in analyzing security events.
Analyze windows event logs, network traffic, and IDS events for malicious intent.
Utilize strong analytical and technical skills for hunting activities.
Produce clear and thorough security incident reports and briefings.
Identify and implement countermeasures or mitigating controls for deployment.
Recommend and coordinate countermeasures to operational CND personnel.
Develop rules, filters, views, signatures, and operationally relevant applications/scripts. Education, Background, and Years of Experience
Nine (9) to twelve (12) years of experience
Bachelor's not required, strongly encouraged ADDITIONAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Required Skills Strong analytical and technical skills in computer network defense operations, ability to lead efforts in Incident Handling (Detection, Analysis, Triage), Hunting (anomalous pattern detection and content management) and Forensic Analysis.
Prior experience and ability to analyze information technology security events to discern events that qualify as a legitimate security incident as opposed to non–incidents. This includes security event triage, incident investigation, implementing countermeasures, and conducting incident response.
Strong logical/critical thinking abilities, especially analyzing security events (windows event logs, network traffic, IDS events for malicious intent).
Strong proficiency Report writing – a technical writing sample and technical editing test will be required if the candidate has no prior published intelligence analysis reporting, excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability produce clear and thorough security incident reports and briefings.
Excellent organizational and attention to details in tracking activities within various Security Operation workflows.
A working knowledge of the various operating systems (e.g., Windows, OS X, Linux, etc.) commonly deployed in enterprise networks, a conceptual understanding of Windows Active Directory.
Working knowledge of network communications and routing protocols (e.g., TCP, UDP, ICMP, BGP, MPLS, etc.) and common internet applications and standards (e.g., SMTP, DNS, DHCP, SQL, HTTP, HTTPS, etc.).
Experience with the identification and implementation of countermeasures or mitigating controls for deployment and implementation in the enterprise network environment.
Experience conducting Forensic Analysis on compromised systems using digital forensics tools.
Experience with Cyber, Insider Threat and Policy Violation, and eDiscovery investigations.
Proficiency in cyber threat exploitation patterns, from first discovery through identification of persistent presence.
Provide subject matter expertise support in the detection, analysis, and mitigation of insider threat activities.
Previous hands–on experience with Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM) platforms and log management systems that perform log collection, analysis, correlation, and alerting is required (preferably within Splunk or MS Sentinel).
Ability to develop rules, filters, views, signatures, countermeasures and operationally relevant applications and scripts to support analysis and detection efforts.
Experience in recommending and coordinating countermeasures to operational CND personnel. Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are. Happy – Be Infectious. Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do. Helpful – Be Supportive. Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated. Honest – Be Trustworthy. Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support. Humble – Be Grounded. Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task. Hungry – Be Eager. Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges. Hustle – Be Driven. Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60–1.35 (c)

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