Incident Response Analyst

Full Time
McLean, VA
Industry: Management Consulting
Areas of Interest: Incident Response
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Serve as an incident responder and first line of the firm’s Cyber defense responsible for identifying and responding to security threats. Operate in a 12/5 operations center environment responsible for incident confirmation, response, data collection, investigation, and analysis. Leverage knowledge of computer and network architecture to provide analysis during investigations, identifying adversarial activity and methods for future detection and prevention. Use a combination of open source research, network and host forensic analysis, log review and correlation, and pcap analysis to complete investigations. Compose and present reports on findings to leadership for intrusion incidents. Manage incident life cycle ensuring that all investigations are kept current and are completed.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with system administration, network engineering, and security engineering
  • Experience with performing host or network incident response, malware analysis, or forensics
  • Knowledge of host and network log sources to apply to investigation, IR methodology in investigations, and the groups behind targeted attacks and their tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, exhibit critical thinking or logic, and solution orientation
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance


Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with network forensics and intrusion analysis
  • Knowledge of networking concepts, analysis tools, and operating systems, software, and security controls
  • Ability to perform independent research and report on findings
  • Ability to be a self-starter, quick learner, and detail oriented
  • Ability to exhibit originality and creativity in problem solving
  • Ability to communicate effectively under normal and stressful situations
  • Possession of excellent analytical skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Active Secret clearance or higher
  • BA or BS degree in Engineering, CS, Information Security, or Information Systems
  • Industry-recognized Information Security Certifications, including CISSP, Security+, or SANS


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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