Jr. CSIRT Security Analyst

  • location: Richmond, VA (remote)
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $25 - $35 per hour

job description

Jr. CSIRT Security Analyst

job summary:
Randstad is seeking a Jr. CSIRT Security Analyst in Richmond, VA. Successful candidate will be a junior member of client's Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), responsible for monitoring, investigating and responding to events generated from various systems, seeking anomalies in user and endpoint activity, continuously improving the detect and respond capability of the organization and maintaining awareness regarding current and developing threats. Team members recommend and oversee enhancements to the (Security Information and Event Management system) SIEM, use of threat intelligence, lead incident response activities throughout the organization and act as a point of escalation for incidents.

M-F 8am-5pm, position will start as remote until allowed in Richmond office.

Basic Qualifications

Knowledge of basic system administration, network, and operating system security concepts

Knowledge of how network services and protocols interact to provide network communications

Knowledge of network security concepts including topology, protocols, and principles

Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), Open System Interconnection Model (OSI))

Ability to interpret and incorporate data from multiple tool sources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SIEM usage
  • Knowledge of common incident handling practices
  • Knowledge of practices for analyzing suspicious email
  • Knowledge of scripting or programming concepts
  • Knowledge of Regex
  • Knowledge of intrusion detection system tools and applications
  • Knowledge of principles for detecting anomalies on endpoints and network
  • Knowledge of Malware analysis techniques (dynamic and static)
  • Knowledge of common attacker tools, techniques and procedures
Relevant Certifications

  • GSEC, Security+
location: Richmond, Virginia
job type: Contract
salary: $25 - 35 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Associates

  • Monitors for, investigates and responds to alerts generated by multiple network, server and client security controls
  • Engages, directs and/or leads others in investigating and responding to potential incidents
  • Maintains and adheres to incident response procedures for CSIRT and other teams
  • Performs analysis of log files from a variety of sources (e.g., individual host logs, network traffic logs, firewall logs, and intrusion detection system logs) to identify unwanted or malicious activity
  • Performs incident triage to include determining scope, urgency, and potential impact; identify the specific vulnerability and make recommendations that enable expeditious remediation
  • Tracks and documents incidents through the entire incident response lifecycle (from initial detection through final resolution)
  • Documents and escalates incidents
  • Coordinates with Network Security staff to validate network alerts
  • Determines appropriate course of action in response to identified and analyzed anomalous network activity
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: Associates
  • Network Security
  • system administration
  • operating systems security
  • security incident response

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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