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Digital Forensics & E-Discovery Specialist - Senior with Security

Agile Defense, Inc.
United States
Closing date
20 Jun 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 – Senior Location: 1 Massachusetts Ave NWWashington, District of Columbia20001 Clearance Level: Active Secret Required Certification(s): • 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 Insider Threat 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 Senior Digital Forensics & E–Discovery Specialist 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, XOR 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. To ensure the integrity, security, and resiliency of critical operations, we are seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds in cyber security systems operations, analysis, and incident response. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of incident response, forensics investigations, and cyber threats. Additionally, the ideal candidate would be familiar with digital evidence collection, malware analysis, host–based forensic tools, intrusion detection systems, file systems, security information event management platforms, endpoint threat detection tools, and security operations ticket management. 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. QUALIFICATIONS
Required Certifications • GCIA, GCED, GCFA, GCFE, GCTI, GNFA, GCIH, ECSA, CHFI, CISSP, Security+, Network+, CEH, CND. CCE, CFC, EnCE, CFCE, GREM Education, Background, and Years of Experience • Five (5) to eight (8) 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. 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. Familiarity with scripting languages (BASH, PowerShell, Python, PERL, RUBY etc.) or software development frameworks (.NET). Preferred Skills • WORKING CONDITIONS
Environmental Conditions • General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. Strength Demands • Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles. Some occasional walking or standing may be required. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. Physical Requirements • Stand or Sit; Walk; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; See; Push or Pull; Climb (stairs, ladders) or Balance (ascend / descend, work atop, traverse). 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 . click apply for full job details

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