Host Based Systems Analyst

CISSP, COM, Computer, Computer engineering, Computer science, Cyber security, Data collection, Digital forensics, Documentation, Education, Email, EnCase, Forensic Toolkit, Forensics, GCFA, Incident management, Inventory, Investigation, Leadership, Mentorship, NCR, Networking, Onshore, Operations, Planning, QA, Reporting, Research, SIFT, Security clearance, Sleuth Kit, Snort, Software security, Splunk, Systems analysis, Technical analysis, Training, Wireshark, Writing
Contract W2, Contract Independent, Contract Corp-To-Corp
Depends on Experience
Work from home available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

Our Arlington VA based client is looking for Host Based Systems Analyst . If you are qualified for this position, please email your updated resume in word format to


This position will require physical presence in the National Capital Region (NCR) for at least 3 weeks for training and orientation. Subsequent work will be primarily supported outside the NCR



  • Assisting Federal leads with overseeing and leading forensic teams at onsite engagements by coordinating evidence collection operations
  • Providing technical assistance on digital evidence matters and forensic investigative techniques to appropriate personnel when necessary
  • Writing in-depth reports, supports with peer reviews and provides quality assurance reviews for junior personnel
  • Supporting forensic analysis and mentoring/providing guidance to others on data collection, analysis and reporting in support of onsite engagements.
  • Assisting with leading and coordinating forensic teams in preliminary investigation
  • Planning, coordinating and directing the inventory, examination and comprehensive technical analysis of computer related evidence
  • Distilling analytic findings into executive summaries and in-depth technical reports
  • Serving as technical forensics liaison to stakeholders and explaining investigation details to include forensic methodologies and protocols
  • Tracking and documenting on-site incident response activities and providing updates to leadership throughout the engagement
  • Evaluating, extracting and analyzing suspected malicious code


Required Skills:

  • US. Citizenship - Must have an active TS/SCI clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
  • 8+ years of directly relevant experience in cyber forensic investigations using leading edge technologies and industry standard forensic tools
  • Ability to create forensically sound duplicates of evidence (forensic images)
  • Able to write cyber investigative reports documenting digital forensics findings
  • Experience with the analysis and characterization of cyber attacks
  • Experience with proper evidence handing procedures and chain of custody protocols
  • Skilled in identifying different classes of attacks and attack stages
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledgeable in proactive analysis of systems and networks, to include creating trust levels of critical resources
  • Must be able to travel domestically on short notice
  • Must be able to work collaboratively across physical locations.


Desired Skills:

Experience with or knowledge of two or more of the following tools: --- EnCase --- FTK --- SIFT --- X-Ways --- Volatility --- WireShark --- Sleuth Kit/Autopsy --- Splunk --- Snort --- Other EDR Tools (Crowdstrike, Carbon Black, Etc) - Proficiency with conducting all-source research.


Required Education:

BS Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering or related degree; or HS Diploma and 10+ years of host or digital forensics experience


Desired Certifications: - GCFA, GCFE, EnCE, CCE, CFCE, CISSP

Dice Id : baseone
Position Id : 7358604
Originally Posted : 5 months ago
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