Incident Response Analyst, Lead

Key Role:

Apply an advanced understanding of monitoring, analyzing, detecting, and responding to cyber events and incidents within information systems and networks. Contribute to an integrated, dynamic cyber defense and leverage cybersecurity solutions to deliver cybersecurity operational services, including intrusion detection and prevention, situational awareness of network intrusions, security events and data spillage, and incident response actions. Provide leadership and mentoring for junior employees, contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas, work on unusually complex problems, and provide solutions that are highly creative. Act as leader on large programs and projects that affect the organizations long-term goals and objectives, lead investigations that form part of a wider diverse team of analysts, and conduct event detection, incident triage, incident handling, and remediation. Handle major, high impact incidents, generate clear, concise recommendations, and coordinate activities and professional communications across a range of stakeholders. Work closely with client security teams to develop, tune, automate, and enhance network and host-based security devices and support the incident response fly away team with managing the response to client Cyber intrusions, performing extensive network and host triage, maintaining strict chain-of-custody, analyzing documentation and reports, and performing remediation, as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of incident management and response activities across the incident life cycle

  • Knowledge of security tools and techniques used by Cybersecurity teams

  • Ability to consider technical obstacles and challenges in the broader business context

  • Ability to manage and mold a team of high performing junior analysts to overcome new challenges

  • Ability to adapt communications' style and messaging for professionals at all levels

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time to support client needs

  • Bachelor's degree or 7+ years of experience in a professional work environment in lieu of a degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with performing host and network forensics analysis, including using timestamps across different log types to develop authoritative timelines of activity to find evidence of malicious activity

  • Experience with performing anomaly or malware hunts using a common framework and standard methodology, including the MITRE ATT&CK framework

  • Experience with conducting digital memory acquisition using Volatility, Rekall, or similar tools and extracting malicious binaries for analysis

  • Experience with common scripting languages, including Perl or Python in the context of incident response and security operations

  • Knowledge of Elasticsearch and data visualization tools and methodologies

  • Knowledge of conducting investigations in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

  • Knowledge of security-related technologies, including IDS/IPS, SIEM, firewalls, Log Management, HIDS/NIDS, proxies, Endpoint Detection and Response, and other enterprise level appliances

  • Ability to be self-driven, work independently, and handle multiple tasks concurrently

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • GIAC Certified Incident Analyst (GCIA), Certified Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH), GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), CREST Certified Incident Manager, or CREST Certified-Network Intrusion Analyst Certification

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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