Network Forensic Analyst

The analyst is responsible for monitoring client networks to detect suspicious and hostile activity that would jeopardize the integrity of information systems. Analysts are responsible for reviewing logs from various security tools and network traffic analyzers. Analysts must be able to compile information and prepare computer security incident reports based in intrusions, events, and incidents that are detected. Analysis will work closely with network engineers and system administrators to ensure mitigation of all activity detected. In addition analysts must assist in the evaluation, research and development of computer and network security tools.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Constant monitoring of intrusion detection systems
  • Creation of technically detailed reports based on intrusions and events
  • Provides assistance in computer incident investigations
  • Analyze and evaluate anomalous network and system activity
  • Assist in troubleshooting and problem solving a wide variety of client issues
  • Collaborate well with team members on daily policy issues
  • Provide quality customer service with excellent communication skills
  • Recommend modifications to access control lists to prevent and mitigate intrusions
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A total of 5-years relevant IT experience, OR 2-years of relevant IA and/or security experience, with a Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to apply for and maintain a clearance and or have an active SECRET Security Clearance
  • An advanced understanding of current threats and trends present in the Information Security and Technology field
  • Advanced knowledge of network technologies and protocols such as:
    • php
    • javascript
    • java
    • webiframes
    • spearphishing
    • Covert Channels
  • Understanding of network hardware devices and experience configuring Access Control Lists or other Firewall or Router configuration experience
  • Ability to demonstrate strong knowledge of computer security concepts
DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
  • Initiative and a personal interest in Information Technology Security
  • People skills and the ability to communicate effectively with various clients with the ability to explain and elaborate on technical details
  • Have used network security analysis tools such as:
    • Snort
    • TCPDUMP
    • WireShark
    • NMap
    • N-Stealth
    • SNMPWalk
    • Fpipe
    • SQLRECON
    • Enum
    • PsTools
    • NetCat
    • John the Ripper
    • The Metasploit Framework
    • other Host or Network based Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Experience with system vulnerability assessment
  • Familiar with computer forensic tools:
    • FTK
    • EnCase
    • OSForensic
    • FTKImager
    • Forensic Image Viewer
    • FoxAnalysis
    • Mail Viewer
    • PST Viewer
    • USB Write Blocker
    • p2 exPlorer
    • Encrypted Disk Detector
    • DumpIt
    • other network forensic applications
  • Knowledge of Linux/UNIX and Windows OS security
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages and scripting languages
  • Previous scripting and coding experience is desired but not required
  • DOD 8570 Compliance, or the ability to quickly obtain the security certifications:
    • Network+
    • Security+
    • GCIA
    • GCIH
    • CEH
    • CISSP

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