Incident Response Forensics Analyst
Modis - Washington, DC

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Incident Response Forensics Analyst

Incident Response Services

Seeking qualified candidates to join our growing team as Incident Response Forensics Analysts. Our incident responders have backgrounds as government and Fortune 100 cyber security practitioners, and our services are regularly enlisted by some of the largest organizations in the world to deal with complex and sophisticated compromises. A leading cyber security software developer, our clients have the benefit of working with services experts who have unmatched expertise in the technology and the support of our development team behind them.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct highly-confidential investigations for a global client list (e.g., data loss, virus outbreak, advanced persistent threats)
Conduct examination of digital media (hard drives, mobile phones, etc.)
Capture / analyze network traffic for indications of compromise
Review log-based data, both in raw form and utilizing SIEM or aggregation tools
Employ best practices and forensically sound principals such as evidence handling and chain of custody
Establish timelines and patterns of activity based on multiple data sources
Identify, document and prepare reports on relevant findings
Utilize varied forensic software such as FTK, Encase, Helix, etc.
Effectively communicate with clients to establish timelines, manage expectations, and report findings

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated computer forensic investigations experience
Expert-level knowledge of common attack vectors and penetration techniques
Solid working knowledge of networking technology and tools, firewalls, proxies, IDS/IPS, encryption
Demonstrated knowledge of forensic tools such as Encase, FTK, Helix, Knoppix, Slax, Sleuthkit, SIFT
Experience with malware analysis (reverse engineering)
Excellent technical writing and presentation skills
Ability to successfully interface with clients
Event analysis and correlation
Experience managing large and small scale incidents

Additional Preferred Skills

Strong understanding of networking protocols such as TCP/IP, IPSEC, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF
Experience in a fast-paced consulting organization
Experience with programming or scripting languages
Familiar with SIEM tools such as ArcSight, NitroSecurity, enVision, etc.
Demonstrated system administration skills

Education / Experience

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, digital forensics or related technical discipline or demonstrated equivalent work experience.
Minimum 5 years required in digital forensics and/or security, with 2 years desired in incident response
Preference given to candidates with current relevant industry certifications (EnCE, CFCE, CCE, DFCP, GCIA, GCIH, GREM, CSIH, etc.)

  • Candidate can reside anywhere in the U.S. This position will require up to 70% travel nationwide. Travel will be less if the candidate lives in the Washington D.C. area.
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