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Direct Hire Sr. Cyber Defense Response Analyst in Reston, VA!

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    Reston, Virginia
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Senior Cyber Defense Incident Response Analyst
Modis is seeking to hire a Senior Cyber Defense Incident Response Analyst for our client in Reston, VA on a
direct hire basis!
You will be responsible for the identification, collection, analysis, and SME representation as part of legal, business conduct, and/or cyber incident investigations.
Summary as follows
- Leads rapidly evolving incident response engagements as a key technical expert and member of the Security Incident Response Team, assisting and responding to incident.
- Acts as subject matter expert on forensic artifacts (network and host-based) as they pertain to system compromises and malware infections.
- Provides written summaries and analysis of incidents for management review.

  • Provide leadership in the ongoing operational development and execution of an enterprise Incident Response and Management Program.
  • Develop and execute security incident response plans and cyber forensic investigations for investigating all reported security incidents.
  • Responsible for executing processes within all activities within the security Incident response life cycle. These activities include: detection, triage, analysis, containment, recovery and reporting.
  • Coordinates response, triage and recovery activities for security events.
  • Leads efforts in the improvement and development of process/procedure manuals and documentation for incident response, threat intelligence, advanced persistent threat detection and vulnerability analysis.
  • Conduct digital forensics investigations for enterprise security incidents, E-Discovery legal matters, attacks/intrusions, policy violations and insider threats investigations as well as incident management.
  • Perform log, memory and RAW data analysis.
  • Conduct imaging of multiple data types.
  • Maintain full Chain of Custody and Evidence tracking.
  • Analyze data and investigative information.
  • Develop and maintain an isolated Forensics Analysis environment.
  • Develop and maintain an isolated Malware Analysis Lab.
  • In-depth knowledge of dynamic / static malware analysis and memory analysis.
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows Operating System Internals (Kernel, Registry, File System, Windows APIs.
  • Supports SOC analysis and incident response as needed.

•Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.
•Min. 5 years’ experience in information security.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Excellent problem-solving skills.
•Encase, FTK or SANS Institute Forensic Toolkit (SIFT) product experience preferred.
•CISSP, SSCP, CISM, CEH, CSIRT, or GIAC certification desired.
Related Skills and Other Requirements
• Experience with open source and commercial security management tools.
• Strong understanding of Threat Intelligence and Threat Profiling.
• Familiarity with network security methodologies, tactics, techniques and procedures.
• Experience with Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) / Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS), SIEM and other network defense security tools.
• Experience with enterprise anti-virus/malware solutions, virus outbreak management, and the ability to differentiate virus activity from directed attack patterns.
• Knowledge of digital forensic and static malware analysis techniques.
• Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and personal integrity in the exercise of duties, including the ability to professionally address confidential matters.

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