Malware Analyst in Chantilly, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job Description

Job Number: R0026815

Malware Analyst

Key Role:

Perform forensic analysis of digital information and gathers and handles evidence. Use forensically sound procedures to identify network computer intrusion evidence and identifies perpetrators.  Employ forensic tools and techniques to support investigation of computer fraud or other electronic crimes, crack files and system passwords, detects steganography and recovers deleted, fragmented and corrupted data from digital media of all types. Observe proper evidence custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings in a manner suitable for courtroom presentation and prepares comprehensive written notes and reports. Develop technical solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Guide the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.

Basic Qualifications:

-5+ years of experience in a Cybersecurity related position, including SOC, Cyber Threat Analyst, Malware Analyst, and Forensic Examiner

-Experience with performing static analysis of software binaries using IDA Pro or similar software and performing dynamic analysis of software binaries using OllyDbg, WinDbg, or similar software

-Experience with Windows and UNIX operating systems

-Knowledge of basic internet protocols, including TCP/IP, DNS, and HTTP

-Ability to read or write at least one assembly language, including x86, ARM, MIPS, or PowerPC

-Ability to perform hard drive forensics with tools such as SIFTWORKSTATION, EnCase, FTK, and X-Ways.

-Ability to perform network forensics with tools such as Wireshark, tcpdump, and Networkminer

-Ability to identify Cyber threat tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and attributions

-Top Secret clearance

Additional Qualifications

-Experience with programming, including Python, C, C++, and Assembly.

-Experience using virtual machines.

-Experience with writing/developing SNORT or YARA signatures.

-Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM), GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), and/or GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

-BA or BS degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.

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