Description Job Description:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Security Operations Center (SOC) Support Services is a US Government program responsible to monitor, detect, analyze, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats and adversarial activity on the DHS Enterprise. The DHS SOC has primary responsibility for monitoring and responding to security events and incidents detected at the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) and is responsible for directing and coordinating detection and response activities performed by each Component SOC. Direction and coordination are achieved through a new shared DHS incident tracking system and other means of coordination and communication. Leidos is seeking a Tier 2 Incident Response Analyst to join our team on this highly visible DHS CBP SOC Program.
The Incident Responder will perform the following:
- Coordinate investigation and response efforts throughout the Incident Response lifecycle
- Correlate and and analyze events and data to determine scope of Cyber Incidents
- Acquire and analyze endpoint and network artifacts, volatile memory, malicious files/binaries and scripts
- Recognize attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures as potential indicators of compromise (IOCs) that can be used to improve monitoring, analysis and Incident Response.
- Develop, document, and maintain Incident Response process, procedures, workflows, and playbooks
- Tune and maintain security tools (EDR, IDS, SIEM, etc) to reduce false positives and improve SOC detection capabilities
- Document Investigation and Incident Response actions taken in Case Management Systems and prepare formal Incident Reports
- Create metrics and determine Key Performance Indicators to drive maturity of SOC operations
- Develop security content such as scripts, signatures, and alerts
The ideal candidate will possess:
- In-depth knowledge of each phase of the Incident Response life cycle
- Expertise of Operating Systems (Windows/Linux) operations and artifacts
- Understanding of Enterprise Network Architectures to include routing/switching, common protocols (DHCP, DNS, HTTP, etc), and devices (Firewalls, Proxies, Load Balancers, VPN, etc)
- Ability to recognize suspicious activity/events, common attacker TTPs, and perform logical analysis and research to determine root cause and scope of Incidents
- Be familiar with Cyber Kill Chain and have utilized the ATT&CK Framework
- Have scripting experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or Bash
- Ability to independently prioritize and complete multiple tasks with little to no supervision
- Flexible and adaptable self-starter with strong relationship-building skills
- Strong problem solving abilities with an analytic and qualitative eye for reasoning
• The candidate must currently possess a Secret Clearance. In addition to clearance requirement, all CBP personnel must have a current or be able to favorably pass a 5 year background investigation (BI).
• Bachelors Degree in IT related field or higher and 5+ years' experience in an information technology field with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the areas of incident detection and response, malware analysis, or computer forensics.
*****May require shift work Sunday-Wednesday OR Wednesday-Saturday, every other Wednesday
Must have at least one of the following certifications:
SANS GIAC: GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GPEN GCFE, GREM
CISSP OSCP, OSCE, OSWPExternal Referral Bonus:
EligiblePotential for Telework:
NoClearance Level Required:
NoScheduled Weekly Hours:
24/7 12 Hour Shift PatternRequisition Category:
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com
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