Incident Response Analyst

  • location: Bethesda, MD
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $45 - $50 per hour
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Incident Response Analyst

job summary:
Currently looking for a Cyber Security Incident Response Analyst to join a cyber security operations team on a contract with a federal government client with an important mission. This role will afford an opportunity to work with a great team while serving a fulfilling mission. Apply today!

location: Bethesda, Maryland
job type: Contract
salary: $45 - 50 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors

  • Monitor, triage, and prioritize events, alerts and tips for further investigation
  • Investigate events, alerts and tips to determine if an incident has occurred
  • Investigate network traffic for potential security incidents using

    • Sensor data
    • Packet captures
  • Coordinate the response for confirmed security incidents, to include efforts to contain, remediate, recover, and prevent
  • Escalate to Enterprise Network Defense Analysts for more complex, deep, or lengthy investigations.
  • Maintain situational awareness and keep current with cyber security news and threat actor Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)
  • Document investigations using tickets, incident reports, etc.
  • Support the production of effective situational awareness products with relevant metrics and visualizations for key constituents and leadership
Qualifications / Requirements

  • Credentials

    • Two years working in a 24/7 SOC minimum
    • five or more years of work experience with at least three of those specialized in cyber security
    • BA or BS degree preferred but not required.
  • Sound cyber security knowledge foundation, to include understanding of

    • Computer and network technology fundamentals
    • Network security
    • Host security
    • Security tools and technologies
  • Experience, Skills and Abilities

    • High technical ability/aptitude, demonstrated through prior technical experience and accomplishment
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Analytic skills and experience
    • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to pass a security clearance background investigation
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to work on occasional weekends and holidays
skills: Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more certifications in information security (such as GCIA, GCIH, CEH, CISSP, SSCP, Sec+, etc)
  • Experience in a cyber security operational environment
  • Security clearance
  • Knowledge and experience using an incident response framework
  • Experience with SIEM tools
  • Experience with multiple OS: Windows, Linux, Mac
  • Programming or scripting experience
  • Server and/or application administration experience

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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