Forensic Analyst

Cary, NC | Contract

Post Date: 07/26/2018 Job ID: 226925 Industry: IT
Job Description:

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Some travel may be required. Public Trust. 

The Forensic Analyst examines all electronic media devices for extracting information data and or information (possible hidden or deleted) and implementing best practices and techniques for the preservation and integrity of all digital evidence relating to an incident. Primary focus is forensics relating to incident response but will also involve understanding and responding to identified threats on the network. 

Key Responsibilities: 
• Identification of security problems which may require mitigating controls 
• Perform forensic examinations on various network and endpoint systems stemming from a cyber-intrusion associated with APT, malware, and DDOS attacks. 
• Perform forensic examinations on various network and endpoint systems stemming from a cyber-intrusion associated with APT, malware, and DDOS attacks. 
• Assist in providing threat and damage assessment for security incidents which may impact Customer assets 
• Collaborates with technical and threat intelligence analysts to provide indications and warnings, and contributes to predictive analysis of malicious activity 
• Effectively collaborate with colleagues and counterparts internally and externally 
• Executes appropriate response activities established in SOPs, directs activity of responding resources including local IT coordinators and operations personnel 
• Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises, and performs careful reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information 
• Possesses ability to conduct packet analysis and is able to recommend and add custom monitoring policies and signatures within network detection tools • Perform as a Cyber Security Incident Responder within a SOC environment. 

Educational Requirements: 
• BA or BS in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field Desirable Certifications: 
• EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) or International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) 
• Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) or the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) 
• Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) or Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA) 
• Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE) 
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