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Computer Network Defense (CND) /Incident Response Analyst Job

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Computer Network Defense (CND) /Incident Response Analyst Job

Computer Network Defense (CND) /Incident Response Analyst Job

Date: Jun 22, 2018

Location: Fort Meade, MD, US

Company: SAIC

Computer Network Defense (CND) /Incident Response Analyst (Job Number:434475)


SAIC is seeking a Computer Network Defense (CND)/Incident Response Analyst to work onsite with our customer on Ft. Meade.

Job Description

- The CND Analyst shall identify, collect, and analyze network and host data, and report events or incidents that occur or might occur within a network to mitigate immediate and potential network and host threats.
- The individual shall perform computer network defense (CND) incident triage, to include determining urgency, and potential impact; identifying the specific vulnerability; and making recommendations that enable expeditious remediation, and making recommendations that enable expeditious remediation, perform initial, forensically sound collection of images and inspect to determine mitigation/remediation on enterprise systems; perform real-time computer network defense (CND) incideCNDnt handling (e. g., forensic collection, intrusion correlation/tracking, threat analysis, and direct system remediation) task to support Incident Response Teams, receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts, and track and document computer network defense (CND) incidents from initial detection through final resolution.
- The candidate should be able to employ defense-in-depth principles and practices, collect intrusion artifacts (e.g., source code, malware, and Trojans) and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential computer network defense (CND) incidents within the enterprise.
- Assist with analysis of actions taken by malicious actors to determine initial infection vectors, establish a timeline of activity and any data loss associated with incidents. Must be experienced in the use of various incident response tools (e.g., Acunetix, Adobe, Cobalt Strike, FireEye, Fluke Networks Air Magnet, F-Response, Encase Guidance Software, IDA Pro, McAfee Advance Threat Defense, Network Miner Pro, Palo Alto, Burp Suite Professional, Metasploit Rapid 7, Red Seal, Splunk, VMWare, Domain Tools, Virus Tools, Microsoft Products, Operating Systems (e.g., Windows OS 2008 and 2012; Linux).
- Must be experienced with programming tools such as Python, PowerShell and also able to develop Scripts with Scripting languages/tools.
- The candidate must be able to provide expert technical support to enterprise-wide CND technicians to document CND incidents, correlate incident data to identify specific vulnerabilities and to make recommendations enabling remediation.
- Must have experience monitoring external data sources (e.g., computer network defense vendor sites, Computer Emergence Response Teams, SANS, Security Focus), update the CND threat condition, and determine which security issues may have an impact on the enterprise.
- Must have experience analyzing log files, firewalls, firewall logs, and intrusion detection systems and IDS Logs to identify possible threats to network security, and to perform command and control functions in response to incidents.


- Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology and ten (10) years of recent work experience in incident response and computer network defense (CND) incident triage; or seven (7) years of experience with a Master's Degree
- Must have an IAM Level III certification (GSLC, CISM, or CISSP)
- Must have experience performing Incident Response as it pertains to a post exploited host/compromised network
- Must have experience with forensically interrogating and analyzing Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (Windows 7/10/2008R2/2012R2)
- Must have experience with forensically interrogating and analyzing Linux Operating Systems
- Must have experience and understanding of what and how to examine computer memory, process dumps, binary images with Open Source Software tools
- Must have a firm understanding of how to examine Windows and Linux host-based artifacts in the conduct of Incident Response actions
- Must have an understanding of which artifacts to collect in order to effectively triage and identify anomalies within an Operating System

Must possess fundamental sound operating system theory with the following:

- Kernel Mode/User Mode
- Memory Management
- Processes, threads, run-time stack
- System level Dynamically Loaded Libraries (DLLs)
- Registry
- Must have experience performing computer programming tasks employing a scripting language within Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux environment
- Must have experience performing computer programming tasks with Microsoft PowerShell programming from a Digital Forensic/Incident Response perspective (PowerShell programming is a very critical capability).
- Must have experience with programming tools such as Python, PowerShell and must have experience writing scripts
- Must have experience performing computer programming tasks with Pyton Programming (can read from and write to a SQL database, can process JSON formatted data (inport/export), can process SML formatted data (import/export), can read from and write to files from a fixes and removable storage, can programmatically write scripts to collect, filter, evaluate Operating System artifacts and/or Network Packet Captures for threat analysis and signs of intrusion)

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Apr 26, 2018, 3:53:04 PM
Primary Location: United States-MD-FORT MEADE
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Network, Defense, Engineer, Computer Science, Database, Technology, Government, Engineering


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